Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Author Spotlight (Ondrea L. Davis)

I am so blessed to present this author as the spotlight for this week. I was able to meet her in person at the BWABC Literacy Festival in September and I'm looking forward to working on my next project with her. With that said, show your love for my sister & fellow author Ondrea L. Davis.

Ondrea L. Davis is a native of the Washington, DC area.  She graduated in 2010 earning a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and most recently received a Master of Arts degree in Social Behavior. Ondrea is a 35 year old mother of 11-year old twin girls and a 9-year old son.  Her children are members of the Cub Scout and Girl Scout troops where she serves as a volunteer. Ondrea has always been very active within her church.  With a passion for helping our younger generation, Ondrea works with the Youth Department where she currently serves as Vice President.

In 2010, Ondrea heeded the call to pen her inspirational true story.  After many months of soul searching, she signed on with Foresight Publishing, LLC and released How could my husband be GAY? This title garnered several awards, including 1st place in the 2011 Readers Favorite Awards in Non Fiction-Relationships, the 2011 Books-And-Authors.net Book of the Year for Autobiographical Alternative.  The book was also listed as a 2011 African American Literature Book Club (AALBC) Bestselling eBook.  Ondrea’s much anticipated second novel is scheduled to be released in early 2013.

In her spare time, Ondrea loves traveling, singing, reading, spending time with family and working with her company, Foresight Publishing.  In addition, she enjoys tours to speak with churches, book clubs and women's interest and youth groups promoting the awareness of subjects we tend to ignore.  She has found that many times the things we want to avoid are the things we need to discuss the most.  Her theme is “DISCUSSION -> AWARENESS -> PREVENTION”.  Ondrea thoroughly believes in taking simple preventative measures, such as discussion and encouragement to help guide people along the right path, rather than waiting until after mistakes are made and suffer unnecessary consequences.  For more information, please visit www.ondrealdavis.com.