Patrice Caldwell

Patrice Caldwell, author of A Phoenix Must Burn, is the founder and fund-raising chair of People of Color in Publishing—a grassroots organization dedicated to supporting, empowering, and uplifting racially and ethnically marginalized members of the book publishing industry. In 2018, she was named a Publishers Weekly Star Watch honoree, featured on Bustle’s inaugural "Lit List" as one of ten women changing the book world, and more. She currently lives in New York City in an apartment overflowing with tea and books and is obsessed with purple lipstick. Visit her online at, and follow her on Twitter @whimsicallyours.

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