From founder: "I discovered Miasha after the makings of Literary Divas and Miasha is certainly an official Literary Diva. If the book is ever revised from publisher in the furture, Miasha among many new literary artists I have met will be added. A talented artist is on the rise. Check out her new play, Secret Society coming to a playhouse near you by visiting www.Miasha.com . New promo mag cover arriving.
Featured left to right- Bestselling author Miasha Coleman, International Celebrity Poet, Marc Lacy at Book Expo. Photo by Heather Covington. 2006.
Miasha Coleman - aka- "The Writing Diva" is the debut author of "Secret Society," one of the fastest selling books on the market for a newcomer to the literary scene. Miasha’s writing style, dynamic characters and chock-ful of surprises in her literature give readers what they want. Readers say, Miasha’s work is page turning, exciting, well-written and captures the excitement of Black literature in demand these days." Her next highly anticipated book, "Diary of a Mistress", is expected to exceed the success of her debut novel now that Miasha is on the literary scene at almost every event from coast-to-coast and her growing fan base can meet her up close and personal. Her strong fashion savvy, down-to-earth personality and passion for her work has earned her respect early on and don’t be surprised if you see Miasha penning more book deals, movie deals, tv and radio show appearances. Disilgold was on its monthly Book Waves Droppin’ Tour and discovered a book club discussing Miasha’s "Secret Society." We then discovered her website over at www,Miasha.com and contacted "the Writing Diva" who responded back without fail. She is currently on tour so we’re glad we caught the talented author. The Disilgold "Get PerSOULnal" Interview reveals some of the most candid details and secrets of "the Writing Diva" that we believe you’ll agree, Miasha is "The Debut Best Selling Female Urban Fiction Writer of the Year." Get your copy of "Secret Society" and find out why after reading this.
Disilgold: What can you tell the Disilgold community about yourself that will explain why Disilgold has sought you for a perSOULnalized interview?
Miasha: I am the author who wrote Secret Society, the hottest, fast-selling urban novel out right now. Everybody is talking about the secret and Disilgold stays up on the latest so it is no wonder you sought me out.
Disilgold: What is your latest book about?
Miasha: Secret Society is actually my first book and it's about two fly and flashy girls who hustle men for money, designer clothes, cars, homes, trips, jewelry--the works, but they have a shocking secret and once it's revealed all hell breaks loose.
Disilgold: How long did it take you to complete your book?
Miasha: It took three months.
Disilgold: What were the happiest moments you have experienced while writing your latest book?
Miasha: Hearing people's responses after reading bits and pieces. I got a kick out of people begging me for more. That's when you know your book is hot.
Disilgold: Describe your writing style?
Miasha: Raw--I don't believe in sugar-coating. Real--I tell it like it really is. Versatile--You don't have to say the same things to get the same response. All my stories are totally different, but they are all good books.
Disilgold:How did you develop your writing style?
Miasha: My writing style came natural. I've written the way I do since I can remember. I think it has a lot to do with my environment and the circumstances under which I was brought up. I saw things first-hand and that's what I deliver in my writing.
Disilgold: Do you have a favorite author of all time or someone who inspired you to achieve your goals as a writer?
Miasha: As both a poet and a novelist, Maya Angelou and Omar Tyree were definitely two authors I've always looked up to. But I have to say it was Karen E. Quinones Miller's speech at my Temple graduation that inspired me to actually write a book.
Disilgold: Where do you see yourself as a writer ten years from now?
Miasha: Well, at the rate I'm going now with all the support and recognition I'm getting already after only a month and a half that my first book been out, I see big things happening in ten years. I definitely see several movie deals, over a dozen books published, and I'll probably be publishing other authors as well.
Disilgold: What marketing tips can you provide to new authors?
Miasha: I know you've heard it before, but image really is everything. Make yourself seen and heard at every arena or event possible. It is never too early to start promoting and there is no such thing as too much promotion.
Disilgold: What other projects are you working on?
Miasha: My second novel Diary of a Mistress comes out this August so I am getting ready to start promoting it more and I'm planning a couple release parties for it. I just completed my third novel and I'm working on a fourth. You'll be hearing a lot from me.
Disilgold: What are your top ten favorite books right now?
Miasha: Secret Society, Diary of a Mistress, Coldest Winter Ever, anything from Omar Tyree, Karen Quinones Miller, Daaimah Poole, and Brenda Thomas. Oh and Rich Dad, Poor Dad.
Disilgold:When do you write and for how long?
Miasha:Almost every day and for about one to three hours per sitting.
Disilgold:Do you have a favorite location for writing?
Miasha: Not really. Wherever I get the inspiration to write that's where it happens.
Disilgold: What method did you use to write or organize your book?
Miasha: with Secret Society I named the chapters after months so I made something dramatic or shocking happen each month. With Diary of a Mistress, it was just a matter of keeping it suspenseful.
Disilgold: What three words best describe your writing style?
Miasha:like I mentioned above, raw, real, and versatile.
Disilgold: What other hobbies do you pursue when you aren't writing?
Miasha: Shopping, going to the movies, and decorating homes.
Disilgold: Are there any hidden jewels or talents that you possess that many of your readers may not know?
Miasha: People tell me I could be an interior designer. I love doing it and I must say I do it well, so that could be a talent.
Disilgold: Where can folks buy your latest book?
Miasha: Secret Society can be bought everywhere from your chain bookstores to your mom and pop stores to your street vendors. You can also order it online on my website www.miasha.com and you can pre-order Diary of a Mistress on my site as well.
Disilgold: Where can folks meet you?
Miasha: I'll be all over. Coming up I have signings in Maryland and Virginia also June 9th in Philly in the Cheltenham mall. I'll be modeling in the Pantene Total You Tour on June 10th. I'll be at the BET awards in LA. My website has exact locations and dates.
Disilgold:What have been some of your toughest obstacles as a writer?
Miasha:Honestly, none so far. I heard it was hard getting published, especially by a major publisher, but it wasn't for me. I heard the editing process is a pain, but it wasn't for me. I heard the hardest part was promoting and selling your book, but it hasn't been for me. (Knock on wood). I am truly blessed.
Disilgold:This part of our interview Miasha requires brief responses.
The "Get PerSOULnal" Interview
Disilgold:What time do you awake normally every morning?
Miasha: About 7:30.
Disilgold: What is your writing fuel in the morning?
Miasha: I don't normally write in the morning. I'm a night owl. But my creative energy is my writing fuel. When it kicks in I am ready to write.
Disilgold:What early morning rituals have followed for many years?
Miasha: Eating a bowl of cereal and watching Good Morning America.
Disilgold: What are your favorite foods to snack on while writing?
Miasha: I don't eat while I'm writing. But I may try it.
Disilgold:Do you watch television or listen to the radio when you're writing, and if so, what do you watch or listen too mostly?
Miasha: I like listening to Jay-Z if I listen to anything.
Disilgold: What is your favorite book of all time?
Miasha: Secret Society and I'm not just saying that because I wrote it. It's the truth. Ask around, I'm sure others may agree.
Disilgold: What is your favorite magazine of all time?
Miasha: I don't have one favorite. I love fashion magazines like Vogue, Elle, Bazaar, and W. I also like Essence, Vibe, Vibe Vixen, and BE. And-- of course, Disilgold.
Disilgold: Do you have an exercise regimen to suggest for busy writers?
Miasha: I'm looking for one myself, I can't lie. But walking is a good one. It's something you have to do anyway, especially if you're anything like me and you love to shop. You can get a lot of walking done in a mall.
Disilgold: What is your everyday outfit?
Miasha: Designer jeans, stilettos, a cute top, and diamonds.
Disilgold:What is your pet peeve?
Miasha: People with no ambition and badhair-dos.
Disilgold:If you could inspire a child, what would you say?
Miasha: Dreams can come true despite the odds that may be against you, so follow them.
Disilgold:What is your favorite motto?
Miasha: Don't talk about it, be about it.
Disilgold:What is your favorite time to put your writing pen down and rest?
Miasha: Early morning, right before the sun rises.
Disilgold: Have you traveled anywhere besides your hometown and if so, where?
Miasha: I've been to Atlanta, DC, Maryland, LA, Vegas, Mexico, Ohio, New York, Jersey, Delaware, and the list goes on.
Disilgold: Where is your dream vacation?
Miasha:At my very own beachfront home on any given beautiful, prestigious island.
Disilgold: What do you particularly like about the literary world today?
Miasha: Black people are setting trends and making a lot of money and power moves in the industry. The literary world is following in the footsteps of Hip Hop to a certain extent. And that's a good thing. Plus, our people are reading like crazy.
Disilgold: If you could leave one word of advice to people in
general, what would it be?
Miasha: Don't dream your life. Live your dreams.
DISILGOLD REVIEW OF SECRET SOCIETY
Secret Society by Miasha Coleman is one of the most engaging femme fatale books on the market centered around the charasmatic vixen sort- to- speak or money chasin-smooth operater, Celess. She has no problem surrounding herself with men in high places and toting a lot of money, jewels, cars and luxuries any hot girl would crave, but she's playing a dangerous game as she and her GIRLFRIEND, Tina, con rich men to get their own piece of the American Pie. The story moves with lightning speed, uncut language, many of surprises, and until a piously forbidden secret comes to light within a few chapters of this fast page turner sending readers on a tailspin until the very end.
SECRET SOCIETY IS A SURPRISE HIT OF THE YEAR AND WILL BANK MILLIONS DURING NEW COMER, MIASHA'S METEORIC RISE TO SUCCESS! A STAR IS BORN!
Just in: Miasha's latest book just 3 months later is a solid gold hit. Get your copy of Diary of a Mistress and pick up Miasha's promo cd with some rap & R&B heavy hitters. 5 STARS- THE DLNA YOUNITY REVIEWERS.