About the Author

Wayne L. Wilson was born in Los Angeles, California to a homicide detective and executive secretary. He received a Master of Arts in Education with a specialization in the Sociology and Anthropology of Education from the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to establishing a career in writing, for over a decade Wilson co-owned and operated an international publishing company featuring innovative multicultural greeting cards and related gift items.

Wayne Wilson

After an exciting career as an entrepreneur Wilson moved on to pursue his lifelong dream of being a professional writer. He was offered a writing position by the California Department of Education to interview influential Latino men throughout the country and wrote over 160 biographies for Encuentros: Hombre A Hombre (Encounters: Man to Man), a comprehensive vocational education book.


Shortly thereafter, Wilson was asked by Pomegranate Publishing to research and write quotes for a desktop calendar entitled Black Humor: Satire, Comedy, & Wit which was carried in major bookstore chains and stores.

Subsequently, Wilson was hired to write ten published books targeted toward young adults for Mitchell Lane Publishers. Wilson has also written short stories and essays that have been published in both commercial and literary magazines.


Wayne L. Wilson's debut novel, Soul Eyes, was rewarded with a three-book contract and published in October 2005 by Genesis Press and distributed by Kensington Publishing Corp. It launched the publisher's newest imprint Obsidian Fantasy Imprint. Accompanied by excellent reviews, the book was nominated by the publisher for a NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Literary Work.” Wilson is now writing his second novel with the working title, Spirits in the Dark.

Wilson is a screenwriter and a member of the Writers Guild of America. His first screenplay, The Ghostwriter, was optioned twice including by Magic Johnson Entertainment. After reading Wilson´s first screenplay, former chairman and chief executive officer of Universal Pictures, Casey Silver, hired Wilson, through his production company, to co-write a treatment and original screenplay for Universal. After reading Wilson´s first screenplay, former chairman and chief executive officer of Universal Pictures, Casey Silver, hired Wilson, through his production company, to co-write a treatment and original screenplay for Universal entitled Ryan and Angela. Wilson recently completed, Sista Blue, his fourth original screenplay.

Recently, Wilson served as a contributing writer for the African American National Biography (AANB), a joint project of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African American Research at Harvard University and Oxford University Press. The unprecedented and extensive dictionary was published February 2008. Wilson´s short story, “The Messenger” appears in the anthology book called The Darker Mask (2008). Wayne’s new children’s book is called Kate, the Ghost Dog and is published by Magination Press an imprint of the American Psychological Association.

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“What held me to the book


Was an intriguing flow of the content, but even more the richness of author´s vocabulary and skillful communication.

Author is a master of introducing and discussing sensitive private/public boundaries everyone is facing from time to time.

Family-based decision making is the base and center piece of the novel.

I loved the priorities there: subtle intimacy and gentle sarcasm, innocent joke and hidden agenda, open love and healing, internal struggle and resolution …”;



October 28, 2006
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