Jeffrey Colvin was born and raised in Alabama, but now lives in New York City where he divides his time between working on his novel-in-progress, writing book reviews and essays, teaching, and grant writing for small community-based organizations working to bring arts programming to underserved neighborhoods. His novel, Africaville, is forthcoming from Amistad/HarperCollins USA. The novel will also be published by HarperCollins Canada.