Sofia Quintero

Sofia Quintero

Author, Show and Prove

Biography

Self-professed “Ivy League homegirl” Sofia Quintero is a writer, producer, activist, educator and speaker. Born into a working-class family in the Bronx where she still lives, she holds a BA and an MPA from Columbia University. She also recently earned an MFA in writing and producing television at the TV Writers Studio at Long Island University in Brooklyn. Under the pen name Black Artemis, Sofia is also the author of several hip-hop novels for adults including Explicit Content, Picture Me Rollin’ and Burn which are assigned in college courses across the nation. Under her real name she has published the chick –lit novel Divas Don’t Yield and her award-winning debut YA novel Efrain’s Secret and numerous short stories and novellas. Her latest novel Show and Prove is set in New York City in the summer of 1983 was called a “powerful and thought-provoking… homage to a climactic hip-hop era.”