How a Writer and Biscuit Entrepreneur Spends Her Sundays

There was a time when Tembe Denton-Hurst didn’t know a life like hers was possible. In college, she thought she might become a lawyer.

“I used to think that I was going to be the first Black Supreme Court justice, which, obviously, it wasn’t me,” she said.

Who she is now, at 28 years old: a Brooklyn-raised, Queens-based writer at New York magazine’s The Strategist, and a novelist and co-owner of a biscuit delivery company called Sundays Only.

Ms. Denton-Hurst recently visited her alma mater, St John’s University in Queens, to talk to college students who are where she once was: young and unsure of what lies ahead of them. One student asked what she would say to her younger self.

“I was like: ‘I would just say your life is going to be so much more beautiful than anything you could ever imagine. Everything that you want, you’re going to get,’” she said.

For example, her debut novel, “Homebodies,” has a television adaptation in the works. And Ms. Denton-Hurst and her fiancée, Connay Bratton, receive up to 100 orders each week for their homemade biscuits, which they deliver themselves across the city.

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