Author LaDonna Marie Wins 2014 DJ Gatsby Book Club Literary Award

Award-winning, American author accepts featured media guest spots in South Africa, London, and Italy

Online PR News – 09-August-2014 – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta author and Poet, LaDonna Marie is wowing the literary world. Her internationally renowned book, “Until Tomorrow Comes” (Create Space) has received the 2014 DJ Gatsby Book Club Literary award; Poetry category, her publicist announced today.

"We are very excited. LaDonna's momentum has caught the attention of several international suitors. This can only add to her extraordinary track record of success," stated Fran Briggs. "The DJ Gatsby Book Club Literary Award comes on the heels of her Honorable Mention award in the 2014 Paris Book Festival, dozens of requests for appearances, and an ever-growing fan base. She's enjoying a long consecutive run for literary top honors, as well as acknowledgement for outstanding work and contribution."

LaDonna Marie has been a featured guest media outlets South Africa, London, and Italy. The words of her first poem, “I See You”, became lyrics to a song which received air time on Jazz Soul Radio in Australia.

In 2007, the poem was also published in an anthology titled, "Whispers with The League of American Poets". Three years later, she self-published her freshman book, "Expressions of the Mind, Body & Soul".

Without any effort on her part, she received a Certificate of Congratulation from Congressman Bennie Thompson, 2nd district of Mississippi after capturing the attention of the congressman.

Then in 2012, LaDonna was inducted into "Who's Who in Black Mississippi". The following year, she released her award-winning book.

In November, 2013, La Donna Marie launched "Planting Positive Seeds". The event was her first Youth for Christ conference. She says her aim is to help motivate, encourage, and empower children and teens.

Marie has been featured by almost two dozen magazines and radio stations. "Until Tomorrow Comes" reached #2 and #3, respectively in the Amazon Best Seller in Personal Growth and Inspiration category.

Author LaDonna Marie is also contributing writer in the 2014 anthology, "The Gospel According to Poetry: The Good Newz Project", and a 2014 contributing poet for Sibyl Magazine.

For additional information including features on the author, visit LaDonna Marie's third book, "Lessons: Shattered Pieces Being Restored", is scheduled to be released in the fall. For speaking engagements and appearances, contact LaDonna Marie's publicist, Fran Briggs. 206.279.0818

About LaDonna Marie
Author, writer, poet, co-host, motivational speaker and mother of two is a program coordinator at Goodwill Industries. The Mississippi native began writing poetry before she was a teenager. She says she loves creating an atmosphere for growth and awareness. Her book, “Until Tomorrow Comes", is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and selected book stores. The poetry book is based on individual growth and self-awareness. It encourages and uplifts the reader. "Until Tomorrow Comes" received a Five Star Literary Book Review from Readers' Favorite, and a Four Star professional literary book review from Red City Review.

About Fran Briggs
Fran Briggs is an award-winning writer, professional journalist, and the Director of Operations of eMediaCampaigns! - a dynamically different, international, news distribution and public relations firm. Her work has been featured on CNN, FOX, ABC, NBC, CBS, Oprah, ABC's, The View, Black Enterprise, Entrepreneur Magazine, and more. She catches the attention of inundated consumers, editors, news directors, and reporters. Her clients include professional athletes, Olympic Champions, speakers, recording artists, authors, children, Mothers of five, writers, entrepreneurs, and more. She shows people how to use the media and social networking to establish their credibility, enhance their reputation, position themselves as experts, sell more products and services, promote their initiative or event, and establish themselves as 'The peoples choice'.

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