Monday, April 28, 2014

Author Spotlight (Tia McCollors)

I knew a little about this author because she was part of an anthology with fellow author Marilynn Griffith. I was privileged to sit next to this author at the Augusta Literary Festival in 2014. She really needs no introduction, so I ask you to show your love to Tia McCollors.

Tia McCollors used to dream of being a television news anchor, but her destiny led her behind the pages instead of in front of the cameras. After earning a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from UNC-Chapel Hill, she went on to build a successful career in the public relations industry. In 1999, a job layoff prompted Tia to discover and pursue a writing career as an author.  Following the birth of her son in 2006, she left the corporate arena to focus oher family and her expanding writing and speaking business.
Tia’s first novel, A Heart of Devotion, was an Essence Magazine bestseller. She followed her popular debut with four other inspirational novels including Zora’s CryThe Truth About LoveThe Last Woman Standing, and Steppin’ Into The Good Life. In 2012, she released If These Shoes Could Talk, her first devotion book of The Prissy Purse Devotions series. Tia’s sixth novel, Friday Night Love, will be released in May 2014.
In addition to being an author, Tia is an inspirational speaker as well as an instructor for writing workshops. Her speaking and literary works have been spotlighted in a growing number of publications, including Black Enterprise magazine, Who’s Who In Atlanta, The Good Life magazine and the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. In December 2013, she was honored to receive the Jubilee of Reading Heritage Award by the DeKalb County Library System.
Tia currently resides in the Atlanta, GA area with her husband and three children. Readers can learn more about Tia at or join her on social media at or via Twitter @TiaMcCollors.