Carleen Brice was recently named 2008 "Breakout Author of the Year" by The African American Literary Awards Show for her debut novel Orange Mint and Honey, which was also a selection of the Essence Book Club. She is also the author of Walk Tall: Affirmations for People of Color, and Lead Me Home: An African American's Guide Through the Grief Journey and edited the anthology Age Ain't Nothing but a Number: Black Women Explore Midlife. She lives in Denver, Colorado, with her husband and two cats.
"In Children of the Waters, Carleen Brice manages to explore the difficult, messy and unpleasant details of life with both humor and wisdom. The parallel journeys of sisters, Trish and Billie, will resonate with everyone and anyone who has questioned their identity and place in this world. Once again, Carleen Brice has crafted a thoroughly enjoyable novel that gets at the heart of the human experience." - Lori Tharps, author of Kinky Gazpacho
"I was exhausted and singing the blues the hour I began Carleen
Brice's new novel, Children of the Waters. Five hours later,
I'd finished this fresh, free-rein novel about mothers' secrets and
children's sorrows and was shouting 'Hurray!'" - Jacquelyn
Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean
"In Children of the Waters, Carleen Brice deftly explores issues of family, identity, and race with a wonderful abundance of humor, forgiveness, and grace. This moving story of two sisters separated by prejudice will open minds and touch hearts. --Meg Waite Clayton, author of The Wednesday Sisters "Carleen Brice highlights the effects of America's complicated relationship with race and identity...a clear and insightful depiction of what it means to be American at the dawn of the twenty-first century. Brice knows how far we have come and how far there is left to go, and in Children of the Waters she deftly lays it all out for the reader to see."--Matthew Aaron Goodman, author of Hold Love Strong