Kalisha Buckhanon’s award-winning, bestselling novels include Upstate and Speaking of Summer. She is seen on ID Channel, BET, and TV-One true crime television show as an expert on cases involving women. Her short stories and essays appear in numerous esteemed outlets including Fiction, Oxford American, Michigan Quarterly Review, Kweli, Crimereads, Amazon Kindle Singles, and more. Watch out for her next novel Running to Fall and subscribe to her arts, culture, women, and justice blog negression.com.
My friend and fellow writer Kalisha Buckhanon writes compelling unforgettable novels about the lives of young Black women, coming-of-age, becoming women, and surviving and trying to find their glory. Her novel Speaking of Summer is especially relevant as attention is finally being paid in the media to those in our community who are missing and disappeared. The story of twin sisters, one of whom goes missing Speaking of Summer is a powerful read and affirmation of loyalty and love.