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Jul 14, 2020

Sharina's book follows four long-time friends as they reach their thirties and reevaluate the directions their lives have taken. She describes one of the inspirations for the story was an Oprah interview with Viola Davis, Alfre Woodard, and Gabrielle Union, where they were lamenting the lack of parts available to Black women. Sharina decided then and there to write a book that would offer four woman of color a challenging role and the result is her debut novel. Let’s hope Netflix is paying attention!


Sharina earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgia State University. After college, she pursued a career in digital marketing and public relations. Although her profession required writing, she decided to pursue a career in writing in 2012. Sharina's contemporary romance series under the pen name, Rina Gray, was named Book Riot's 100 Must-Read Romantic Comedies. When she's not writing, she can be found with her head stuck in a book, yelling for her favorite NBA teams, and spending time with friends and family. She resides in Atlanta with her husband and son.


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