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Susan Fales-Hill was born in Rome, Italy in 1962, and raised in New York City. She began her writing career as an apprentice on the original Cosby Show. After two years on staff, she was transferred to the show’s spin-off, A Different World as a Story Editor. In 1998 Susan co-created with Tim Reid the Showtime original series Linc's and served for two seasons as its Executive Producer/Head Writer. Susan is the recipient of the Producer’s Guild of America’s Nova award, a Special Recognition Award from the Friends of the Black Emmys, and the Excellence and Heritage Award from Dillard University. Susan has written several magazine articles that have appeared in Town & Country, Vogue, Glamour, American Heritage, Ebony, Essence, Avenue, and Travel and Leisure. In 2003, Susan published Always Wear Joy (HarperCollins), a critically acclaimed memoir about her mother, the late actress/singer/dancer, Josephine Premice. Her debut novel, One Flight Up, was published in 2010 and most recently she published Imperfect Bliss.