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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Francis Ray is a native Texan. In 1999 and 2000, she was nominated for Texas Woman's University Distinguished Alumni Award. She gave Texas Woman's University 2010 Winter commencement address. Ms. Ray's titles consistently make national bestseller's lists. INCOGNITO , her sixth title, was the first made-for-TV movie for Black Entertainment Television. She has written forty-nine books to date. Awards include Romantic Times Career Achievement, EMMA, The Golden Pen, Atlantic Choice, Borders 2008 Romance Award for bestselling Multicultural Romance for NOBODY BUT YOU. IF YOU WERE MY MAN was selected as Written 2010 Book of the Year. THE TURNING POINT, her first mainstream, was a finalist for the prestigious HOLT Medallion Award. At the release event for THE TURNING POINT in May 2001, Ms. Ray established The Turning Point Legal Fund to assist women of domestic violence to help restructure their lives. The fund is administered by The Family Place in Dallas, TX. February 2005 heralded a personal triumph with the release of her first Christian fiction anthology, HOW SWEET THE SOUND. Ms. Ray had
five bookspublished or re-released in 2010,and three new romances and two mainstream schedulefor 2011.She enjoys writing fiction, where intelligent women through hard work and perseverance triumph over adversity, just as they do in real life.