Karyn Langhorne Folan graduated from Harvard Law School a couple of years ahead of President Obama. A former law professor, Karyn became interested in the many questions and issues surrounding interracial relationships after her marriage to her Irish American husband in 2005. When an essay published in The Washington Post triggered hundreds of unique reactions to her relationship, Karyn decided to explore the issues further. The result is her book Don't Bring Home a White Boy: And Other Notions That Keep Black Women From Dating Out
. Karyn is also the author of two interracial romance novels, A Personal Matter
and Unfinished Business
, and two other novels.