Nancey Flowersis the author of the #1 Essence bestselling novel Shattered Vessels. She also penned No Strings Attached and A Fool’s Paradise, and contributed to Proverbs for the People and I Didn’t Work This Hard Just to Get Married. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, Michael. Courtney Parkeris a writer specializing in self-help, inspiration, and creative fiction and nonfiction. As a celebrity ghostwriter, novelist, and children’s book author, Courtney has written or collaborated with such bestselling authors as Terrell Owens, Nikki Turner, Victoria Christopher Murray, music producer Teddy Riley, and Olympic gold medalist Maurice Greene. Her works include a contribution in Twilight Moods and her debut novel, Runnin’ Game. Currently, she works on the Emmy Award–winning Law & Order: Criminal Intent.