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Although born in New York, M.L. Malcolm spent most of her childhood in Florida, both in a small town on the Gulf Coast, and in the state capital of Tallahassee. Her education gradually brought her back north, as she earned a B.A. and an M.A. in political science from Emory University in Atlanta, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in Boston. Between college and law school she spent a year in Aix-en-Provence, France as a Rotary Foundation Fellow.

M.L. Malcolm at the Library of Congress with LC Librarian Judith Cannan, Chief, Cooperative and Instructional Programs Division

M.L. Malcolm began her professional career as an attorney in Atlanta. However, after practicing law for three years, she determined that “she and the law were not meant for each other,” and is now a self-described “recovering attorney.”

As part of her recovery strategy, M.L. yielded to her entrepreneurial inclinations and took over a struggling travel agency in which she and her husband had invested. She ran the business successfully for several years, tripling revenues before selling the agency to a larger company. She then retired from the labor force in order to spend more time with her children, and to concentrate on her writing.

M.L. has won several awards for her fiction, including special recognition in the prestigious Lorian Hemingway International Short Story Competition, and a silver medal from ForeWord Magazine for Best Historical Fiction Book of the Year 2009.

M.L. has lived in New York, Florida, Boston, Atlanta, France, and Los Angeles.  She currently resides in Washington, D.C.

Over the years she’s collected an impressive number of hats (some might say an excessive number) and yes, she does wear them.

Heart of Lies

(Previously published as
Silent Lies)

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Heart of Deception

(Previously published as
Deceptive Intentions)

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