Nina Foxx is an award-winning filmmaker, playwright, and novelist that writes as both Nina Foxx and Cynnamon Foster. Her work has appeared on numerous bestseller lists around the country, and her films have won awards at the Sundance Film Festival, the Tribeca Film Festival, Cannes, and the Rome International Film Festival. Her plays have been featured as part of Intiman Summer Theater Festival. She is the recipient of an African American Literature Award in both Young Adult Fiction for her book, Catfish(Brown Girls Books), and Best Anthology for A Letter for My Mother (Simon & Schuster) as well as an NAACP Image Award Nominee (Momma: Gone), which was also shortlisted for a Doctorow Award in Innovative Fiction. Nina, wrote and produced the screenplay, Just Short of Crazy, based on her novel of the same name, published by Harper Collins.
Originally from Jamaica, New York, she lives with her family near Seattle, Washington, where she works in Human- Computer Interaction for a major software company.