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Felice Laverne has been writing stories since age 13; since then, she has obtained a bachelor’s degree in English from Georgia State University and a master’s degree in Publishing at Kingston University in London, England. Felice wrote her dissertation on Diversity & Inclusion in Publishing, which drove her career-long passion for bold marginalized voices the world had never heard before. After years of partnering with major publishing houses as a freelance book editor and ghostwriter, having edited phenomenal big-name books such as Zerlina Maxwell’s The End of White Politics (Hachette), Paola Ramos’ Finding Latinx: In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity(Vintage), and ghostwriting Bonnie Wan’s The Life Brief (Simon Element) among so many others, she partnered with Latoya Smith to found ArtHouse Literary Agency, while continuing to put on summits for publishers around Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and working on her own writing as an author herself. Her essays and short fiction have been published in Padmore Culture and Kingdoms in the Wild, respectively. Felice was born and raised in the South and now lives in the Bay Area.

She is now greeting the world with her debut novel, The Bermuda Triangle, about a throuple who have shared a home together for months and fostered a relationship that is a beautiful place of no return, a place that sucks them in and changes them…makes parts of them disappear…and sometimes makes them crazy.

Casper, Francesca and Quinn live together, laugh together and are compassionate towards one another in a complex relationship that borders on codependency. But the love triangle tears at them all–the taboo, the emotional stress, the love, the heartache. Casper needs his wife, Francesca, but is unable to reach her after the many losses she’s suffered so instead he reaches for Quinn. Francesca needs Quinn; if she weren’t there, Francesca would be forced to face her half-hearted feelings towards the marriage, to face the children she did not, could not, have. And Quinn needs Francesca just as much: a substitute for the mother she lost long ago, Francesca offers Quinn stability, a maternal figure and a friend–because Quinn is on a quest to figure out who she is and who she will become, a black woman who has slipped into passing for white, struggling to find her way back to her own identity.

Felice is represented by Amanda Orozco.