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Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference Faculty 2017
Kwei Quartey is a crime fiction writer and physician living in Pasadena, California. Having practiced medicine for more than 20 years while simultaneously working as a writer, he has attained noteworthy achievements in both fields. Dr. Quartey balances the two professions by dedicating the early morning hours to writing before beginning a day in his clinic.
Kwei Quartey attended medical school at Howard University in Washington, D.C. In 1993, he began practicing medicine in California with HealthCare Partners. Dr. Quartey later founded the facility's wound care center while working as an urgent care physician.
As a crime fiction writer, Kwei Quartey made the Los Angeles Times Bestseller List in 2009. The following year, the G.O.G. National Book Club awarded him the title of Best Male Author. His first two novels in the Inspector Darko Dawson series, Wife Of The Gods and Children Of The Street, were published in 2009 and 2011, respectively.
The third, Murder At Cape Three Points, was released on March 18, 2014.The fourth in the series, Gold Of Our Fathers, was published April 2016. The fifth, By The Grace Of God, will be published April 2017.
Death at the Voyager Hotel, a mystery e-novella not belonging to the series, was published July 2013. Wife of the Gods has been used in a detective literature course at Cornell University.
Dr. Quartey is a member of the Los Angeles chapter of Sisters in Crime, a fiction writers’ organization.