Alretha Thomas Born in Oakland and raised in San Francisco, playwright and author, Alretha, is making her name through her pen. She started at age ten when her 5th grade teacher read her short story assignment in front of the class. That simple, loving act empowered a new writer.
A graduate of U.S.C., Alretha’s plays have graced numerous Southern California stages. Her most recent production, One Woman, Two Lives, starred Kellita Smith of the Bernie Mac Show. Her debut novel, Daughter Denied, was launched in 2008 and received glowing reviews from readers and book clubs across the country. A second novel, Dancing Her Dreams Away, was published in 2011 and was also well-received. Married in the Nick of Nine is her third novel, and its sequel, The Baby in the Window she recently released.
Alretha says the one and only upside to her 350-mile-a-week-commute, is that it gives her ample time to come up with story ideas. When not in bumper-to-bumper traffic, she enjoys going to the movies, blogging, and spending time with her husband Roy.
Alretha is represented by Stacey Donaghy. Her stories, Married in the Nick of Nine, The Baby in the Window, One Harte, Two Loves, and Renee's Return, have sold to Soul Mate Publishing in a 4-book deal.
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