Bio
Shamara Ray’s love affair with books began as a child and by the time she reached high school, her enjoyment of reading developed into a passion for writing. At Syracuse University, Shamara’s writing grew deeper and richer as she explored different styles in studio classes. That’s when a dream began to form. It wasn’t until years later, when Shamara was commuting daily to Manhattan where she created education and training programs for corporate executives, that her dream began to take shape. During her commute, Shamara devoured countless novels by authors like Zora Neale Hurston, Eric Jerome Dickey, Stephen King, Terry McMillan, Anne Rice and John Grisham. It wasn’t just an escape from the tedium of the commute. It became an inspiration. She was inspired to write her own novels and tell her own stories.

That first book – Recipe for Love – married her love of writing with her passion for cooking and created a story that celebrates both worlds. She landed a deal with Zane’s Strebor Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

Recipe for Love received critical acclaim and established her as an author to watch. Fans looked forward to her next book, Close Quarters. It didn’t disappoint. Publishers Weekly said " . . . the central romance is full of warmth and humor. Ray showcases her best when her protagonists trade banter like a modern-day, urban Hepburn and Tracy."

A published author, she has a new dream now. Shamara wants people to lose themselves in her work just as she became captivated with reading the books of her favorite authors. She plans to continue telling stories people can relate to and identify with, and writing novels that people want to read. You Might Just Get Burned, Rituals for Love and Cater to You are her latest offerings. She is currently working on her next novel.
Live from the Couch Interview
Date: Jun 24, 2013 by Shamara Ray
Shamara Ray is not your typical author. She's a business woman during the day, but when she's not doing that, she's busy writing steamy novels that leave little to the [Read More]
WPIX Interview
Date: Jun 24, 2013 by Shamara Ray
Studio on the Run: The New ’50 Shades’? ‘Close Quarters’ by Shamara Ray turns up the heat [Read More]
‘Recipe For Love’ Is Perfect V-Day Gift
Date: Jun 24, 2013 by Shamara Ray
Recipe for Love has all the ingredients for the quintessential guilty pleasure: one part culinary delight, with a healthy helping of romance, and pinch of suspense for added flavor. [Read More]
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Taboo Talk Guest Starring Author Shamara Ray
Date: Jun 24, 2013 by Shamara Ray
On this episode, Shamara gives recipes for love for single, in a relationship and married people, plus shares insights into dating, relationships and how to keep the romance alive. [Read More]
Current Entertainment Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with LC AND JACK on BlogTalkRadio
LCandjack Live Interview with Author Shamara Ray...
Date: Jun 24, 2013 by Shamara Ray
Join LC & Cornbread as they talk to Shamara Ray about her new book "Recipe For Love". [Read More]
Author Shamara Ray - Simon & Schuster
Date: Jun 24, 2013 by Shamara Ray
Shamara Ray is a graduate of Syracuse University. She first enticed readers with her debut novel, Recipe for Love. Ray has a penchant for the culinary arts and enjoys entertaining [Read More]
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Mating Call Premiere
Date: Jul 21, 2013 by Shamara Ray
Mating Call host, Hal Jackman and his guests offer simple and straightforward relationship advice not only to couples, but for those looking for Mrs or Mr. Right as well. [Read More]
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Taboo Talk Guest Starring Author Shamara Ray
Date: Aug 21, 2013 by Shamara Ray
Guest Starring Shamara Ray. On this episode of Taboo Talk, Author Shamara Ray discusses her new novel "You Might Just Get Burned," her opinions on the romance genre, as well [Read More]
Online Relationships Radio at Blog Talk Radio with MaslowWoman Live Radio Network on BlogTalkRadio
Mating Call w/Guest Shamara Ray
Date: Jan 18, 2014 by Shamara Ray
Mating Call hosts, Hal Jackman, Tiffany Hampton and their guests offer simple and straightforward relationship discussion and advice not only to couples, but for those looking for Mrs or Mr. [Read More]
Author Shamara Ray on 96 KIX with Kimberly Kaye
Date: Jan 18, 2014 by Shamara Ray
Author Shamara Ray discusses her novels You Might Just Get Burned, Recipe for Love, and Close Quarters with Kimberly Kaye on 96 KIX. [Read More]