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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  April Sinclair  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1953 in Chicago, Illinois


-- April Sinclair on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=april+sinclair


Illinois Connection

April is a Chicago native who graduated from Calumet High School in Chicago. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Illinois University in Macomb.

Biographical and Professional Information

A Chicago native, April now lives in Berkeley, California. Before April hit the national literary scene in 1994, she was an Oakland-based community activist who read from her work to large, enthusiastic audiences in San Francisco Bay Area coffeehouses, bookstores and grassroots events. April has been a fellow at the Djerassi, Yaddo, MacDowell and Ragdale artist colonies.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Coffee Will Make You Black
ISBN: 078575721X

Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval. 1995

I still thought breasts might be more trouble than they were worth. Growing up reminded me a little bit of Hide and Go Seek. When it was your time to grow up, Natrue said, "Here I come, ready or not." And Nature could always find you.

Ain't Gonna Be the Same Fool Twice
ISBN: 0380727943

HarperPB. 2007

Jean "Stevie" Stevenson, the indomitable heroine of Coffee Will Make You Black, is back -- somewhat older and wiser, with some experience and a college degree -- diving headfirst into the hot tub, free love, yoga, and vegetarian lifestyle of 1970s San Francisco. In this liberating new world of raised consciousness, mind-expanding, and disco-dancing, a soul sister with passion and daring has room to experiment with life and love to find out who she really is.Jean "Stevie" Stevenson, the indomitable heroine of Coffee Will Make You Black, is back-somewhat older and wiser, with some experience and a college degree-diving headfirst into the hot tub, free love, yoga, and vegetarian lifestyle of 1970s San Francisco. In this liberating new world of raised consciousness, mind-expanding, and disco-dancing, a soul sister with passion and daring has room to experiment with life and love to find out who she really is.

I Left My Back Door Open: A Novel
ISBN: 0380732807

William Morrow Paperbacks. 2007

Chicago deejay Daphne "Dee Dee" Dupree is sassy and successful—but a series of catastrophic relationships has left her gun-shy. Now with her own life and the lives of those closest to her seemingly coming apart at the seams, she's going to have to leave the safe cocoon of her broadcasting booth to face her world, her secrets, and a new promise of mature love fearlessly and head-on.


Awards

  • Carl Sandburg Award in Literature from The Friends of the Chicago Public Library for ''Coffee Will Make You Black''.
  • American Library Association Book of the Year (Young Adult Fiction)

    in 1994 for ''Coffee Will Make You Black''

    Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

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    Publisher

    Hyperion 114 Fifth Ave. New York, New York 10011

    Agent

    Julie Castiglia 1155 Camino del Mar, Suite 510 Del Mar, CA 92014