Karen E. Quinones Miller, formerly a reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer, is the author of the Essence bestselling novels SATIN DOLL and I'M TELLING.
Born and raised in Harlem, Karen dropped out of school at the age of 13, and spent the majority of her teenage years experiencing street life first-hand. At age 22, Karen joined the Navy and realized for the first time that loan sharking is not a legal business (although she still believes that loan sharks perform a vital service) and that it is immoral to break someone's fingers if they cheat at poker. After spending five years in the Navy, Karen married, had a child, and divorced -- all within a two-year period.
Karen lives in Philadelphia with her daughter, Camille.
from author's web site.