Dorothy Phaire is a novelist, playwright, poet, educator, mentor, and public speaker. She is the founder of a non-profit organization, Heralds of Hope Theater Company (HHTC) and currently serves on the Board of Directors. To learn more about Heralds of Hope Theater Company and its mission, visit the website at:

As a novelist, Dorothy has published three novels in the mystery/romance genre: Blind Delusion (2009), Murder and The Masquerade (2007), and Almost Out of Love (2000). She is currently working on a fourth manuscript for her mystery/romance series. As a playwright, she has written and produced stage plays that combine drama and humor to portray every day, and relatable issues: “This Side of Jordan” (2004), “Saving Us Saints” (2006, 2007, 2010), and “Arrested Development” (2009). Her poetry has appeared in Beyond the Frontier African-American Poetry for the 21st Century (2002). In the non-fiction genre, Dorothy has written articles and given presentations about publishing, writing, and technology.