Connie Briscoe's first novel, Sisters and Lovers, sold more than 100,000 hardcover copies and about 500,000 copies in paperback. Her work has appeared on the bestseller lists of the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly. A Long Way From Home, the story of Briscoe's ancestors, was nominated for an NAACP Image Award.
Briscoe's recent nonfiction title Jewels, a photo-essay book featuring luminaries such as actress Ruby Dee and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, was coauthored with photographer Michael Cunningham. The collection of novellas was coauthored with Lolita Files and Anita Bunkley.
Briscoe was born with a hearing loss, inherited from her father's side of the family. From childhood through her twenties, it was a moderate loss, however, when she was in my mid-twenties the loss worsened eventually and she eventually needed a hearing aid. She now has a cochlear implant and most of her hearing has been restored.
Connie Briscoe lives in Maryland with her family.