Friday, March 02, 2007

Fantastik New Authors for 2007-2008

The Femme Fantastik Tour is back and better than ever. When last we spoke, the founding Femmes, Nina, Carmen and Lori, were all holed up in our respective offices working away on new books to bring to you this year. Well, we're finished and have done an awesome job, we might add. We've also added four new guest authors to this year's tour and you're absolutely going to love them. We're so happy they're joining us and we're looking forward to hitting the road together.

ReShonda Tate Billingsley joins the Femmes as our fourth permanent author. She is the bestselling author of several Inspirational books including, Let the Church Say Amen and I Know I've Been Changed. She also has a nonfiction book, Help!I've Turned Into My Mother, and launched a young adult series last year with Nothing But Drama and Blessings in Disguise. She's fast gaining on Carmen for most prolific Femme, though with 'only' eight books, she's still got a ways to go!

Guest author, Trisha R. Thomas, is the bestselling author of the books Nappily Ever After, Roadrunner, and Would I Lie To You? (she might try, just warning you now!). She's been nominated for an NAACP Image Award and the film rights to Nappily were optioned by Halle Berry. Her new book, Nappily Married, will be released in June.

Dr. Wendy Coakley-Thompson is the author of the popular novels, What You Won't Do For Love and Back to Life. She's also the host of the Book Squad, a radio show in Washington, D.C. You can listen by logging onto on Fridays from 12-1:00 pm.

We're very excited to welcome Berta Platas, author of Cinderella Lopez and Friday Night Chicas to the tour. Berta gives the Femmes a little Latina flavor and is yet another shining example of how Fantastik women come in all shapes, colors and sizes. Nina and Lori are particularly happy to have another martini drinker on board!

The new Femme Fantastik Tour officially kicks off in September 2007 and will visit twelve military bases around the country. We'll also be planning signings and other Femme events in most of the cities we visit so listen out for the click, click, click of our stilettos when we hit your town this fall.