Kwei Jones-Quartey was born in Ghana, but is now based in Pasadena, California. He is a crime fiction writer and physician. Having practiced medicine for more than 20 years while simultaneously working as a writer, he has attained noteworthy achievements in both fields. Dr. Jones-Quartey balances the two professions by dedicating the early morning hours to writing before beginning a day in his clinic.
He attended medical school at Howard University in Washington, D.C. In 1990, he began practicing medicine in California with HealthCare Partners. Dr. Jones-Quartey later founded the facility's wound care center while working as an urgent care physician. He maintains his ties with Ghana and visits frequently.