DJGBC congratulates LaDonna Marie on winning The Divas Of Color “Author Of The Year Award” for 2018.

On behalf of DJ Gatsby Book Club and its over 10,000 on line members I want to congratulate one of our favorite Authors/ Poets LaDonna Marie on being chosen as The Divas Of Color “Author Of The Year” for 2018 earlier this year in London, England.


LaDonna Marie published her first poem in anthology: Whispers with The League of American Poets in 2007. In 2010 she self published her first book Expressions of the Mind, Body & Soul. She received a Certificate of Congratulation from Congressman Bennie Thompson 2nd district of MS. She was inducted Who’s Who in Black Mississippi in 2012. In 2013 she released her 2nd book Until Tomorrow Comes. She was a contributing poet in the Sibella Poetry Magazine for 2014, and also in Anthology: The Gospel According to Poetry. #UTC was awarded Honorable Mention in the 2014 Paris Book Festival and 2014 DJ Gatsby Book Club Literary Award in Poetry.

LaDonna Marie has been Featured in International Author Blog Interviews in South Africa, London, and Italy. LaDonna Marie’s Magazine Features includes SHINE, YOUnique, Precioustones, C. Hub, Image and Style, Blaq Rayn Poetry Publications, Sibella Poetry Publications and Urban Grapevine Magazine. Until Tomorrow Comes landed #2 and #3 on Amazon Best Seller in Poetry and Positive Growth. Her book Lessons: Shattered Piece Being Restored made Bestselling List first week of December 2014 release. She is a co-author in Tainted Elegance: Simply Beautiful book released on Valentines 2015, and Finalist in 2015 Divas of Colour International Women Award for Diva Author/writer category.

I’ts true she is an International Multi Award Winning Best selling Author and Poet. However LaDonna Marie’s purpose is to empower individuals to see their greatness within. Learn more about LaDonna Marie at



The Divas Of Colour festival is held every spring – The largest gathering of influential women of colour from around the globe. The festival comprises of – International fashion show, tradeshow, conference focusing on social or humanitarian issues affecting women of colour and a lavish awards ceremony.



LaDonna M. Cook is an International and Literary Award Winning Bestselling Author of Until Tomorrow Comes. She is a Writer, Poet, Co-Host, and Motivational Speaker. She is a Founder of Planting Positive Seeds where she seeks to empower others through Promoting Positive Growth and Awareness #PPS. She is originally from Mississippi and now lives in GA. She discovered her love for words early and started writing poetry pre-teen.She loves creating an atmosphere for learning and growth. She has also been a public and motivational speaker for numerous youth groups.

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• Inducted Who’s Who in Black Mississippi 2012
• Certificate of Congratulations for Congressman Bennie Thompson
• Humanitarian Award 2012 See More
Personal Information
Published Author, Mother of two handsome boys, B.S., M.S., M.A.

For more info on Award Winning Author / Post LaDonna Marie and how to purchase her books visit her website



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