Marian L. Thomas

Hometown: Oak Park, Illinois

Current Residency: Atlanta, Georgia

Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Business Communication


Writer:  Published articles can be found online and in many print publications such as: Black Pearls Magazine, SwagHer Magazine, Troy Estefan Magazine, and many more.


Blogger:  Community blogger for & Patch, providing details on celebrity and author events for Metro Atlanta areas.

Awards & Literary Achievements: "Color Me Jazzmyne" was  awarded by the Sankofa Literary Society Review, as one of the Top 100 Books-1st Quarter 2010. It was also nominated as the 2010 Book-of-Year by AAMBC (African Americans on the Move Book Club Literary Awards). "My Father's Colors" received the 2011 USA Best Book Finalist Award. "Strings of Color" was awarded the 2012 USA BEst Book Finalist Award for General Fiction.


Print: Atlanta Skirt! Magazine, as one of Atlanta's top 9 to 5 Women in Business, Cross Roads News, Sync Weekly and the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, just to name a few.


Radio: The Award-Wining Morning show, Am 1530 KCMN with Tron Simpson, The Source, 560 Am-KLZ on The Experience Pros Show, Podio Rackets and a host of others. 

TV:  "My Father's Colors" has been seen on the Oprah Winfrey Network and Ovation Network.


Community: As a child abuse prevention advocate,I have worked with the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, contributing 15% of the proceeds from "Color Me Jazzmyne" during an April Campaign for National Child Abuse Prevention Month in 2010.


Speaker: As a motivational and inspirational speaker, I deliver an engaging workshop for young adults titled, "Page Forward: Become a Plan 'A' Author." In March 2011, I taught this workshop to the Destiny's Daughters of Promise. Here is what they had to say: "We are honored that you took time to do a presentation for Destiny's Daughters of Promise. The information you presented was timely and relevant and it will help us prepare these teens for a successful future. Thank you for helping us in our endeavor to bring about a positive change in the lives of these girls."


Social Media Expert: I speak Social Media! Today, any aspiring author must learn how to use social media such as Facebook and Twitter to 'Publish' themselves even before they publish their book! During this presentation I provide 5 quick and easy ways to sell 100 books and how to build a solid author platform of avid readers.



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