Patricia Raybon

Patricia Raybon is a Christy Award-winning author and essayist who writes daring and exciting novels and books at the intersection of faith and race.

Her upcoming new detective novel, Truth Be Told, will be released on June 11th. It is a heart-gripping narrative driven by secrets, romance, and lies. Annalee, the detective, must unravel a case with higher stakes than she imagined―one where answers about a lovely woman’s death point to truths and tensions still throbbing today.

She also authors the Annalee Spain Mysteries, an exciting “history mystery” series featuring a young Black theologian—a fan of Sherlock Holmes—who solves crime during Colorado’s dangerous 1920s Klan years.

In her Christian work, Patricia’s devotional writing appears in Our Daily Bread where she’s a regular contributor.

A former newspaper journalist and journalism faculty member at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Join her Reader’s Circle at and get a free copy of her prayer download, “The Busy Person’s Guide to Hearing God.” Visit to learn more about her and her work.