The African-American literary community craves content beyond the bookcover these days since so many covers have beautiful depictions of black characters and great covers are simply the norm, but very often reeaders want to know more about the author behind the pen.
Authors can create an air of mystique and intrigue by developing an unique style that invite readers to delve further to find out more about them by visiting their website, and what better way than by presenting oneself as a fashionable literary diva who’s on the rise.
Now more than ever, female authors have to step up their game to keep readers wanting more. An author photo on a book cover alone or back cover can lure readers to buy future books.
We decided to pay homage to those authors at the top of their literary careers and setting trends that are simply turning heads and getting reluctant readers out to bookstores who normally would not buy a book to read period. Our polls prove this fact.
When you read about these top female authors, don’t be surprised if you happen to pay a trip to the bookstore and purchase a book from a featured author and of course, go shopping. Enjoy this special article. Most of all, treat yourself to our pick of the finest literature on the market this month. The fashion world meets the literary world with fan fare long overdo.
Look on for newly added Literary Divas every week.
Here’s what a rising author had to say about Martha Tucker in regard to our poll survey “Who are the Top Fashionable Literary Divas?”
Martha “Marti” Tucker, author of The Mayor’s Wife Wore
Sapphires, is a Fashionable Literary Diva if I’ve ever seen one. She is mature and styled to the nine.
Her niche hairstyle is classic lines layered with a bit of
bold ummmph! One has to wonder what makes her so currently stylish.
Well, I figured it out. She’s a fine fabric, couture cut diva. When she wears a dress or suit, you can
be sure that she will adorn it with jewels that are simple but classic. This Fashionable Literary Diva’s passion is shopping and finding bargains wherever
In all of that, she never looks over dressed, but always classy-chic.
I think her smile and loving attitude are the most elegant garments and jewels she wears, and I constantly admire her with acute attention, which
often borders on imitation.
All of these things have molded Martha Tucker into the woman, and may I also add author, that she is today.
I completely understand how she was nominated and indeed won the Cush City Best new Author Award for The Mayor’s Wife Wore Sapphires.
Now that I know her and understand the history of
her book, I understand why her main character, Indigo,
is such a regal, and out right exquisite dresser. Her
creator is much like her. I’m awed by her simple
sense of style and fashion. She makes inexpensive bits
and pieces look like a million dollars. And she’ll laugh
and tell you it’s cheap. But of course, we never
With her trademark little glitter jacket, jeans and
fabulous dual bags (one for her diva side, the other
for her author side) Martha is one of a kind.
Sheilah M. Brooks
Keep on the look out for my exciting new book
entitled “Beneath the Ashes.”
Reply from Heather:
Sister girl Sheilah, thank you for that fine response of support for long time YGA Award member Marti. Marti is not only classy, but just simply one of the best writers on the market we can attest to. She is going to love your comment, and of course, DisilgoldSOUL wishes you literary success with your new book. Marti is in great company over at www.Marthatucker.com. Her book is no.1!
More Fashionable Literary Divas on the way.