The Real Housewives of Literature - WEEK FOUR

Celebrating Women's History Month

Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month! Celebrate with us as we recognize and highlight just a few women making a mark in the literary industry as we bring you...

The Real Housewives of Literature

They are mothers, wives, daughters, aunts and sisters, yet they have found time to make a name for themselves and pursue their dreams.

O.O.S.A.'s goal is to not only acknowledge African American women in literature, but to educate and encourage others. We hope that you will join us as we recognize, respect and applaud their efforts as these phenomenal women make history or in this case, HERstory!

Wahida Clark

Status: Married to her childhood sweetheart

Children: 2

Books: 12

New York Times bestselling author Wahida Clark has cemented her position as a leader in her genre with her bestselling books. She writes with a compelling blend of intrigue, passion, and luxury with the often-violent realities of life on the streets. Wahida was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey. She decided to write fiction while serving out a ten-and-a-half year term at a women's federal prison camp in Lexington, Kentucky. She now owns and operates an urban independent publishing house: Wahida Clark Presents Publishing.

Behind the Books

Do you recall the specific moment you decided to make writing a career?

Absolutely. When I called home from prison and they had no money to send me. My husband was incarcerated, I was incarcerated, and the girls were home. Once I saw that article about Shannon Holmes writing ‘B-More Careful’ while in prison, that’s when I said I was going to write. It was legal and it was something that I could do right then and there to take care of me and my family.

What is the writing process like for you? Is it more work? It is more play?

I envy those who write for play. I wish I could. Because I have to aim for perfection and outdo the previous book (to keep my readers happy), my writing process is very draining. After I finish a book I am so mentally fatigued it is crazy.

How do you juggle a career, writing and home?

I barely do! Lol It is very hard. Thank God I don’t have little ones.

What advice would you give to female aspiring authors?

Study the craft of writing. Don’t entertain the haters, they will always be around. Be the best that you can be!

What female authors have influenced you?

When I first read ‘No Disrespect’ by Sister Souljah, I became a true fan. Iyanla Vanzant and Susan Taylor are awesome. However, everyone has something to teach you.

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We do hope you’ve enjoyed our celebration of Women’s History Month as we highlighted four phenomenal women! Whether at home, work or behind the pen, these women are getting it in and we salute them!!!

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