ABIOLA ABRAMS is the host of BET's hit indie film competition The Best Shorts, airing throughout the United States and the Caribbean. As a writer, filmmaker, and self-proclaimed TV big mouth, her goal is to use pop culture to create uncommon inspiration: politically, emotionally, and sexually. Abiola's writing is featured in Eve Ensler's anthology A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer and the upcoming anthology Behind the Bedroom Door, edited by Self magazine's Paula Derrow. Abiola's art films range from edgy "chick flicks" to socially conscious documentaries. Her work has been seen in theaters, museums, galleries, and festivals worldwide. Dare is her debut novel. Find out more at her interactive website: www.thegoddessfactory.com.