I’m the author most recently of One Drop: My Father’s Hidden Life–A Story of Race and Family Secrets, a memoir about discovering at 24 years old, after being raised as white in a Waspy part of Connecticut, that my father was born black, a Creole from New Orleans. One Drop chronicles my quest to discover the history I never knew and the family members I never met, and understand a good bit about the history of racial identification in the United States along the way. One Drop was a finalist for numerous awards, the winner of the Louisiana Humanist Book of the Year award and named the best book of the year by the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune and the best about racial passing by the Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival. I also wrote a book of short stories, called My Father, Dancing, which was a New York Times Notable book. My stories and essays have been anthologized in Best American Stories, the Art of the Essay, the Pushcart Prize anthology and elsewhere. I have written for The New Yorker.com, the New York Times, Elle, “O”, More, Parents, and elsewhere. Four-in-Transit chronicles the ten-month journey of my husband, the professor Nico Israel, and our two kids through Africa and Asia. You can read more about me at http://www.blissbroyard.net.