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.


Wendy Coakley-Thompson said...

I love it! So nice to be in such good company!

Anonymous said...

Wendy, I hope we're signing at the same place at some point. Looking forward to touching base with you, (get it touching BASE) Ok, I think my funny card's been revoked.
Trisha Thomas

Lori Bryant-Woolridge said...

Trisha, no more trying to be funny for you, young lady! Just kidding...get your joke on, sis!
Welcome to the fabulous madness ladies!

Wendy Coakley-Thompson said...

[Insert rim shot here]

Oh, Trisha! I've got to hand it to you... that one snuck up on me. Between the two of us, Lori's going to have to be on Funny Card Watch the whole tour! Can't wait to meet you!

Christopher Chambers said...

When will you be at bases in DC area this Fall? (e.g. Ft Belvoir again--though got to tell ya, I noted some straight up bamma folks coming by when we were there last year). But hey, I will treat you to some appletinis at Tabac on U Street NW when you all roll in here.

The Webs MVP said...

I noticed that y'all will be at Fort Bragg in October, I was wondering if you would make it into the Raleigh/Durham area? I would love to come to this, but I don't think you can get on the base without a base ID. I assure you that we would come out in droves to support you if you would come to the Traingle! Thanks!