USA Today Featured Author At Decatur Book Festival
In “Blue Butterfly” Life Imitates Art: First Black Ballerina Misty Copeland
Thomas will be a part of the AWC Contemporary Fiction Panel2, hosted by the Atlanta Writer’s Club, where she will highlight “Blue Butterfly.” (http://www.marianlthomas.com/
The Huffington Post reported last week that New Line Cinema is in the process of creating a movie based on Copeland’s life, which will undoubtedly draw comparisons to “Blue Butterfly,“ which most fans on Goodreads.com have described with adjectives like, “Beautiful,”
In a situation of “Life imitates art,” Copeland came from a poor background and makes a once-in-a-lifetime journey to become the first African-American ballerina, just like the heroine of the book, Precious Blue.
Fans get to meet Thomas, at the AJC Decatur Book Festival when this year more than 350 authors will present on 18 stages. According to Access Atlanta, event Executive Director Daren Wang said, “The lineup is really great and dynamic.”
According to USA Today, “From the first page, Marian L. Thomas grabs your wrist to have a seat and listen to a story. Blue Butterfly has a wonderful quality within its prose that enables you to hear the words, the dialogue, the ballet movement and music powerfully told in the story. A literary style that reminds me of Sue Monk Kidd's.”
Just like Blue, Copeland lives an extraordinary life trying to gain entrance to a world where she was once not allowed.
Her website states that, “Thomas is a dynamic story-teller with five engaging and dramatic novels to her credit.” Her books have been seen on national television stations such as, the Oprah Winfrey Network, Ovation and the A&E Network. She has been featured in print magazines, newspapers and a guest on many broadcast and online radio stations.
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