LAVETA JONES worked as a casting assistant on the Disney feature film, Beloved. Her television work includes stints as associate producer and researcher for the nationally syndicated productions, The Things We Do For Love, Food Fantasy, A Dating Story, and Surviving Motherhood. She has worked as a unit manager for the nationally syndicated Epicurious, and as a production secretary for the CBS newsmagazine, 48 Hours. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in film and media arts from Temple University in 1999. She edited Pipe Dream, Solomon’s first novel, thus launching his professional writing career. She and Solomon have been married for 14 years.