Celebrate NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) with the Charles County Public Library this year by checking out some of our local authors, as part of our Local Author Virtual Showcase! All of the authors showcased in this series responded to a call for submissions we placed over this summer, to highlight their work throughout the month of November. At CCPL we value the contributions our local authors make in sharing their knowledge and passion with our community.  Make sure to check out our Local Author’s collection located at the Waldorf West Library. 

J.P. Dallas

Fade to Blacque


Book of Fiction, Shalimar Blacque is a tall, Gorgeous Black woman who is a special agent in New York, along with her mentor/partner Roosevelt Jenkins. A new case that may be connected to an old case places them both in dangerous situations that may be hot to handle.

Description from Amazon: “The special agents who populate the offices of FICA (the Federal Investigation on Criminal Activities) are almost uniformly white and male—with one notable exception: Shalimar Blacque.

Six feet tall and as beautiful as most models, the eight-year agency veteran stands out both in FICA’s New York office and on the streets. Subtle, Shalimar most definitely is not—she’s impetuous, headstrong, and as proficient with her fists as her gun.

Very little fazes Shalimar—except that one incident. This case was the most sickening of her career, and no matter how hard she tries to block the horrors of that investigation, she can’t forget.”

J.P. Dallas is a New Yorker, even if she did originate in New Jersey and now lives in Maryland with Ochie the cat (who crops up in Fade to Blacque).
A one-time biker chick with a deep love of God, animals, and world travel, Dallas began writing when she turned fifty-six. Fade to Blacque was inspired by her interest in forensics, British murder mysteries, and all aspects of law enforcement.