Ms. Yolonda D. Coleman is a native Washingtonian, poet, author, writer, and member of Black Writersí Guild, MD and International Society of Poets. She has made appearances on CNN and News Channel 8. Ms. Coleman has received numerous honors throughout her academic career, including a spotlight in the June 1994 issue of Ebony Magazine.
Her style of writing is inspired by literary legendaries, including Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Harper Lee, and Dr. Maya Angelou.
Ms. Coleman first published at the age of 15. Her poem Wake Up can be seen in VOICES FROM THE FUTURE: Children Speak Out About Violence In America. Ms.Colemanís work have also been published in Train of Thought and Saracen literary magazines. Hampton University's WHOV-FM honored her with an opportunity to spotlight one of her poems in 1997. Ms. Coleman self-published a book of poems entitled A Drop of Brown Sugar in Your Bittersweet Tea which was released in 2001 and was published by BookSurge Publishing. Sugar Rush: Love's Liberation is her first novel which was released in 2005 and was published by BookSurge Publishing.
For further information about her visit her sites at www.coffeedreamz.com and www.authorsden.com/yolondadcoleman
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