Virginia DeBerry was a successful plus-size model, former Vice President of BB/LW modeling agency and served as editor-in-chief of "Maxima" magazine before becoming a novelist. DeBerry is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo. She currently resides in central New Jersey.
Donna Grant spent more than a decade as a model for catalogs and advertisements. Grant has been featured on the pages of "Essence", "McCalls", "Family Circle", and "Woman's Day", as well as appeared on "Good Morning America", and "Live with Regis and Kathy Lee". Grant served as the Managing Editor of "Maxima" before her writing career. A Brooklyn native, she is a graduate of New York University and still lives in the borough with her husband.