JDGuilford is either black and gay, or gay and black depending on the slant of his politics, or the direction of the wind, on any particular day. A native of Atlanta, Guilford graduated from Emory University with a BA in sociology. He will complete his MA in Gifted Education at Columbia University in 2009. Guilford has held several odd jobs, from fashion promoter to janitor to stock boy to Algebra teacher, all in his first year of residency in New York City. His writing has appeared in The Gay and Lesbian Review, In the Fray, and FlashQuake. His first novel, The Edification of Sonya Crane (Harlequin/Kimani Tru), debuts in March of 2007. Guilford lives in Harlem, USA. Visit him at www.jdguilford.com or contact him directly at
Read an excerpt from "Pimp Juice"