About The Author



J.L. Sapphire is the pen name and alter-ego of Joyce L. Blalock-Thomas.

She was born and raised in southern Arkansas, and she still lives there with her two children.

She is a contemporary romance & women’s fiction author of several books, short stories, and novellas including My Secret Life: Confessions of a Housewife, Two Can Play That Game, Masquerade: Nina’s Revenge, and Sweet Taboo (a BWWM romance) and a contributing author of the AALBC National Best- Selling Anthology, The Ex Chronicles, which is published by Brown Girls Books.

Writing is Joyce’s version of Calgon. By locking herself in her room, she can get away from everything & everybody (at least for a little while) and lose herself in the lives of the characters she creates.