Contact And Bio

Writing A PINCH OF OOH LA LA  gave Renee an opportunity to write about two of her favorite things: baking and jazz.  Since she’s an only child, she had a blast writing about Abbey’s large multi-racial family made up of musicians and artists. A PINCH OF OOH LA LA takes place in her beloved city of Oakland, CA.

Renee would rather hoard books than shoes and goes to movies for the popcorn as much as the film. She owns three rescue dogs that force her to walk every day, rain or shine.  Along with world peace, she dreams of one day having her novels adapted to the big or small screen.

Renee’s first novel, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, was published by the Dial Press/Random House. Please Please Please was an Essence Magazine/Blackboard bestseller and published in Germany and Japan.

SHAKE DOWN THE STARS was published August, 2013. Says RT Book Reviews of Shake Down The Stars: “Shake Down The Stars is a true gem. Beautifully written, it’s full of emotional impact that touches the heart without weighing the reader down. Themes of love, loss, and addiction will reach into the reader’s soul.”  And Dish Magazine: “She has a way of making her characters dance on the page.”


I love to keep in touch.  Contact me about visits to book clubs or if you have a question or comment.  Thanks for stopping by!  



Renee can be reached via Facebook, Twitter or email:

reneeswindlebooks at gmail dot com

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Twitter:  @renee_swindle


Renee  is represented by BJ Robbins, BJ Robbins Literary Agency

robbins literary at gmail dot com


For publicity, contact:

Kayleigh Clark

Berkley/NAL, Penguin Group USA

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