Born in England to Jamaican parents, Dionne grew up in Canada and later moved to the U.S. where she attended law school, and currently serves as chief legal counsel for a local government agency. Dionne writes fiction that features Caribbean characters or that is set in the Caribbean. Her debut novel, Somerset Grove, was inspired by the many stories of the Caribbean people she grew up with while living in Winnipeg. The Jamaica Gleaner describes Somerset Grove as “an authentic novel that oozes with existentialism and the vicissitudes that fate throws our way.” The Jamaica Observer recognized her work as “part of an emerging genre of writing by Jamaicans in this society,” and BET.com featured Somerset Grove on their “You Gotta Have it” list for January 2015.
When she isn’t writing, Dionne loves to read stories that explore another time, place and culture. Dionne currently resides in Washington, D.C. and is working on her next novel.
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by Dionne Peart
First generation American Sydney Lincoln struggles with following the legal career path laid out for her and discovering who she really wants to be. As she transforms, deep-rooted conflicts surface with childhood friend Loren Taylor, putting their friendship and Sydney's future in question.
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