Marquessa is a storyteller.
A voracious reader at an early age, she discovered that the pages of a novel could be a sweet escape into exciting worlds beyond her own. Little House on The Prairie, Nancy Drew and Sweet Valley High were just a few of her favorite books growing up. It was only when she fell in love with “I Know Why The Caged Birds” that she realized just how hungry she was for characters who looked more like her and narratives closer to what she could relate.
She quickly realized that she had the power to write the kinds of characters she wanted to see more of, like those in “How The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents“, “Coffee Will Make You Black” and “The Joy Luck Club” – just a few of the many books that influenced her preference for novels with more of a cultural component.
Marquessa’s goal is to be a voice for stories that are just as beautiful and as important as what is considered as “more mainstream”…
- Stories about contemporary career-minded and professional women who reflect modern day society and who just happen to be of a “diverse” background;
- Stories that cater to women who seek storylines they could easily picture themselves in and with the kind of characters who could be living next door; and
- Stories that can be light & fun, dramatic & emotional, romantic & sexy and sometimes all at the same.
When she is not out saving the world, Marquessa can be found curled up in bed with her laptop, chilling to one of her 70’s or 80’s playlists with a hot mug of something on the nightstand as she brainstorms the next cliffhanger to keep you coming back for more.
She is currently editing her first novella for self-publishing so if you would like to keep up with her, sign up for her monthly newsletter here.