Zelda Lockhart is author of the novel Fifth Born, which was a 2002 Barnes & Noble Discovery selection and won a finalist award for debut fiction from the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Foundation. Ms. Lockhart holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Norfolk State University, a Master’s in English from Old Dominion University, and a certificate in writing, directing and editing film from the New York Film Academy. January 2007 Lockhart’s second novel, Cold Running Creek was published. It is a work of historical fiction that garnered the attention of noteworthy literary organizations, such as the Historical Novel Society, and won a 2008 Honor Fiction Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. For the 2008/2009 academic year, Cold Running Creek was chosen as the “Text in Community” read for all incoming students at North Carolina A&T State University.