Sandra Jackson-Opoku is the author of novels, The River Where Blood is Born and Hot Johnny (and the Women Whom Loved Him). She coedited the anthology Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks. Her works are widely published and produced. Jackson-Opoku’s awards and honors include a N.E.A. Fiction Fellowship, the Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines Fiction Award for Younger Writers, an ALA Black Caucus Award for Fiction, and an Esteemed Literary Artist Award from Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.