Wednesday, April 13, 2011
My Father’s Colors Blog Tour
Marian L. Thomas graduated Magna Cum Laude, receiving her Bachelor degree in Business Communication. She began her writing debut as a Sports Editor and as a News Editor for a local Atlanta college paper.
It took over twenty-years for Marian to see her first piece of published fiction in Print─Color Me Jazzmyne, in early 2009. Color Me Jazzmyne went on to become a Amazon Best-selling novel for Marian, reaching #1 in the Rhythm & Blues category, #2 in Inner-Child and #7 in Performance/Voice for her character Naya Moná’s, amazing melodious tones that are developed throughout the book.
Color Me Jazzmyne was awarded as one of the “Top 100 Books” for 2010 by the Sankofa Literary Society Review.
While Marian’s books are a work of fiction, they touch on the struggles of women, abuse, relationships and friendships, giving each one a hint of reality that readers are looking for in a good, clean and emotional story.
Visit the author online at http://www.marianlthomas.com/
Tell us about My Father's Colors.
"March 2011, I welcomed the release of My Father's Colors-The Drama-Filled Journey of Naya Monà Continues, to online retailers such as Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com, Kindle and Nook. It was my favorite book to write as it takes you on the journey of four individuals that lead to one incredible destination, filled with betrayal, lies and shocking secrets.
How did you come up with ideas for this book?
I wanted to develop a story that would be a continuation of the first book, but be written completely different so I thought about ways to change how the characters interacted with each other. Often when writing a particular chapter, it helped for me to imagine how I would react if I were in a similar situation.
Who are your main character(s)?
Naya Monà is the main character in the story. She is back on another emotional and drama-filled roller coaster as she finds herself fighting to find her voice, discover her father's past and search for her daughter. How do you find a daughter you never knew you gave birth to?
Then there's Chris—her husband. How far would one go for love? That is the question that Chris wastes no time answering. He will do whatever it takes to remove his wife’s pain, even if it means being the one to cause her the most.
Let's not forget Misty. Fame and Fortune have been the determining factor for Misty ever sense her father passed away. How far will she go, this time, to achieve it?
Introducing, Carl Thompson. Carl has found the love of his life, only she doesn’t know it. Green eyes and hazel brown hair fill his dreams for the future. Does he have enough love for the both of them?
Did you have a favorite character(s)? Who and why?
My favorite character is Misty. She has a "fierce and fabulous" type of attitude that portrays a strong sense of self. Confidence in oneself is very important and that's what I like about her character.
Did you have to do quite a bit of research for this novel?
The character Chris, required that I do quite a bit of research to ensure that what happens to him is real. Misty's character also required me to do some research.
What do you hope readers will learn/discover from reading My Father's Colors?
That as women we are made up of so many colors—our attitudes, reflections, journeys, pains, loves and even disappointments color us in such a way that it can define what we are made of. But only if we allow it. As women, we can either allow the people in our life to color us or we can determine the colors in our own crayon box of life.”
Okay, a not-so-fun question. How important are reviews to you as a writer?
Almost every author will tell you that reviews can make or break the success of a book. However, I have seen quite a few best-selling books that had very little to no reviews. I think reviews are important to those who like to read the reviews of a book, and there are those who based their decision to buy a book on reviews. The latter seems to happen when they have never heard of the book. Word-of-mouth is to me, what helps get your books in the homes and hearts of readers.
Four people will travel on a journey that will lead to one destination.
How do you find a daughter you never knew you gave birth to? That is the question that Naya must answer as she once again finds herself on a journey filled with betrayal, lies and shocking secrets of her past.
How far would one go for love? That is the question that Chris wastes no time answering. He will do whatever it takes to remove his wife’s pain, even if it means being the one to cause her the most.
Fame and Fortune have been the determining factor for Misty ever since her father passed away. How far will she go, this time to achieve it?
Carl Thompson has found the love of his life, only she doesn’t know it. Green eyes and hazel brown hair fill his dreams for the future. Does he have enough love for the both of them?
Join best-selling author Marian L. Thomas as she takes you through the pages of My Father’s Colors. This book is guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and get caught in the drama-filled story of a woman’s journey to find her voice, again!
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