ANITA RICHMOND BUNKLEY
Anita Richmond Bunkley is a native of Columbus, Ohio, who now lives
in Houston, Texas with her husband, Crawford. She has two grown daughters
- Angela Caraway, a banking attorney in Houston, TX and Ramona Rajdev,
a photographer in San Jose, California.
Anita is a multi-published author of historical fiction, contemporary
fiction, romance, and non-fiction with fourteen published works to her
She is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters and has been published
by major publishing houses such as Penguin, USA, HarperCollins, Kensington,
and Harlequin. Many of her books have appeared in Literary Guild, Doubleday
Book Club, Black Expressions Book Club, and on a variety of bestseller
lists in both hardcover and paperback.
She is represented by Denise Marcel Literary Agency, Inc. New York,
NY. With so many years invested in the publishing industry, Anita understands
the challenges that authors face, whether they are seasoned or a novice.
For the past six years she has worked with many writers to help them
shape their manuscripts for eventual publication by offering services
in cover story concept assessment, revision consultation, line editing,
Before becoming a full time writer, Anita worked as a teacher of French,
Spanish and ESL in Columbus, Charlotte NC and Houston, TX. For four
years she was a writer in residence for Houston's Writers in the Schools
Program. She also held directorial positions with the Social Security
Administration, the American Red Cross, and Youth
An NAACP IMAGE AWARD nominee,
Anita Bunkley was voted one of the 50 favorite African American authors
of the twentieth century by the on-line African American Literature
Book Club. She is the 2007 winner of the Career Achievement Award in
African American Fiction from Romantic Times magazine, the foremost
trade magazine for writers of romance.
Anita speaks regularly at national conferences and has traveled to Cairo,
Egypt to speak to the Egyptian Women's Writers Association at Ains Sham
University. She also conducts writers' workshops and has toured with
African American Women on Tour giving workshops on finding fulfillment
in the workplace, the community and in ones personal life based on her
book, STEPPIN OUT WITH ATTITUDE, Sister Sell Your Dream (HarperCollins).
Anita's hobbies include travel, gardening, reading and creative fabric
crafting. She was awarded a US Patent for her invention The Bathroom
Valet and holds a trademark on the ReadEZ! Reading Pillow - a popular
invention for avid readers.
Anita holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Mount Union College, Alliance,
Ohio, in Spanish and French, and did post graduate work at The Ohio
State University and El Instituto Tecnologio in Monterey, Mexico. Contact
Anita at P.O. Box 821248 Houston, TX 77282 or e-mail email@example.com/www.anitabunkley.com