“The players may be different, but the game is still the same in Any Chocolate City, U.S.A.” From the D.L. brother to the dog; from the gold-digger to the drama of the baby-mama, Memphis Mathenia depicts the issues facing African-American women and men on today’s dating scene in this entertaining novel. As three women and the men in their lives play that age-old game called love, they must confront the pain of their secret pasts to cope with the unpredictable and dramatic circumstances they encounter on their quest to find love. Supporting characters gently guide their friends from outer chaos to inner peace with the knowledge that the love they seek cannot be found in people, places, or material things.
Memphis Mathenia (author pseudonym) was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Kansas and pursued her graduate studies at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida where she was awarded her M.S. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology. She currently resides outside of Atlanta, Georgia and maintains a career as a clinical psychologist and academician at a local medical school. Her long-time passion for writing poetry and prose motivated her to pen her captivating and inspirational debut novel, All the Wrong Places. Her writing is enlivened by her stylistic method of uniquely weaving her clinical training and knowledge of the human psyche into her fiction. She elected to write under her late mother’s name as a tribute to her memory.