Persia Walker is a native New Yorker who has spent a good deal of her life living abroad. (How about 20 years of it?) That would include years in Germany, Brazil and Poland.
And she’s had a lot of jobs. She’s worked as a radio announcer, news writer, a freelance editor, book cover designer, real estate agent and diplomat-cum-armchair detective. (All those? Yes, really.)
Her books reflect her fascination with history and her love of those old black-and-white movies, aka film noir. Her stories are set in New York City, most likely because, despite her attempts at settling elsewhere, she really is a New Yorker at heart.
“New York,” she says, “is like that old lover you can’t quite get rid of. You know the kind. Most everybody has or has had one. You keep trying to end the whole thing, permanently, but it just keeps drawing you back.”
On a personal note, she is back in the United States, living in the Washington DC-area, with one extremely lovable marmalade tabby, Sunday. She has no plans to move overseas ever again.
Then, again … Hmm.