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Paula Woods

A lifelong lover of books, novelist Paula L. Woods is also the editor of the critically-acclaimed anthology "Spooks, Spies, and Private Eyes: Black Mystery, Crime, and Suspense Fiction of the 20th Century," which was nominated for Anthony and Macavity Awards and received an award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. Ms. Woods's writing has appeared in Essence, Emerge, and Mary Higgins Clark Mystery magazines as well as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Dallas Morning News, among other newspapers. She hosts a monthly radio segment, "The Book Doctor," which airs in Los Angeles on KPCC 89.3 FM's program "Ebony," and has served on the Author Committee of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books since its inception.