This month's Featured Artist
New author Latarsha Woods has always had a passion to write songs and poems. She began writing at a very young age. She actually wrote her first book when she was in the fifth grade. However, she was told her book wasn’t good enough to win the book writer's competition.
Latarsha never gave up on her writing. Now, her book is being read, and it is available from one of the top booksellers in the country. My Melanin is Poppin on My Beautiful Brown Skin became a #1 new release on Amazon in three different categories the day after it was released.
The 41-year-old Petersburg, Virginia native attended Virginia State University, an HBCU in Petersburg, Virginia. She was part of the VSU Gospel Chorale and a majorette (Troy Elegance) and a dancer (Essence of Troy) in the Trojan Explosion Marching Band.
She is married to Travis "TeeJay" Woods, her husband of 17 years who is a graduate of Virginia State University and Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.