"H. M. Mann" is the pseudonym of multicultural romantic comedy novelist J. J. Murray, who writes multicultural novels in all genres with a Southern U. S. flavor. His influences include the works of Ernest Gaines, Margaret Walker, Alice Walker, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and the music of Muddy Waters, Smokey Robinson, and Stevie Wonder. Readers can also interact with J. J. Murray/H. M. Mann at Goodreads.com and Facebook or by e-mailing A3JMurray@MSN.com or AuthorHMMann@hotmail.com or visiting J. J.'s website at JohnJeffreyMurray.com.