Attica Locke’s first novel, Black Water Rising, was nominated for a 2010 Edgar Award, a 2010 NAACP Image Award, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and longlisted for the prestigious Orange Prize in the UK. Attica is a screenwriter who has written movie and television scripts for Paramount, Warner Bros., Disney, Twentieth Century Fox, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, HBO, Dreamworks and Silver Pictures. She was fellow at the Sundance Institute’s Feature Filmmakers Lab and is a graduate of Northwestern University. A native of Houston, Texas, Attica lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter. She is currently at work on her second book.