When Charish Reid isn’t writing romance, she’s watching 1970’s disaster films, reading smut, and hastily preparing lectures for tomorrow’s class. She is a traveling chatterbox who enjoys talking to new people in new places. In Bangkok, Charish saw a Thai royal princess in a shopping mall. In Helsinki, she karaoked Alanis Morissette. And in Galway, she found inspiration for her first novel.
Charish earned her Master’s degree in literature and soon began teaching university students how to write about the world around them. To further her intellectual curiosities, she started her own website, The Motley News, which explores feminism, race, and popular culture. Her essay about black female representation led to an interview with the BBC.
After publishing poetry with various literary magazines, Charish was ready to switch genres. She now enjoys writing romances which celebrate quirky black women who are trying to keep it together. She also enjoys creating happily-ever-after moments with hot male characters who know how to shake things up.
Charish currently lives in Sweden with her husband and teaches Rhetoric.