International Award winning Author| Pastor| Speaker| Coach| Host
Hailed by American and European literary review experts as one the greatest up and coming act provoking writers, is LaDonna Marie. The literary artist is an award-winning, international and best-selling author. She also is a motivational speaker and founder of Planting Positive Seeds. Having earned some of the industry's most glowing reviews, the critically acclaimed writer will be the first to tell you that she traveled a long way to the remarkable destination she now enjoys. LaDonna published her first poem in an anthology, "Whispers with The League of American Poets," in 2007, and went on to self-publish her freshman book, "Expressions of the Mind, Body & Soul," three years later. Without any effort on her part, she was recognized and received a Certificate of Congratulations from Congressman Bennie Thompson, 2nd district of Mississippi.
There's nothing minimalist about her accomplishments which include wide-ranging collaborations and associations ranging from a U. S. Representative, to Australia, London, South Africa, and Italy hosts. In addition to her extraordinary and unprecedented impact upon the literary industry, she's also a vibrant keynote and motivational speaker for several youth groups. LaDonna has a penchant for inspiring entrepreneurs, children, artists, writers and politicians, alike.
The world-renowned writer can be inspirational and melancholy. At one moment she's vulnerable; the next, she's conveying a display of empowerment. Her astonishing talent and proverbial delivery paints portraits in vivid detail for secular and spiritual audiences alike. LaDonna Marie says that "Becoming a writer and my love for words are my passions and greatest gifts from God. They fan help me maintain a humble spirit." She loves creating an atmosphere for learning and growth. She's often quoted by a variety of publications such as The Glory Journal, ASU Alumni Magazine, and Sibella Poetry Magazine.
Her book titles such as, "Until Tomorrow Comes," "Lessons: Shattered Pieces Being Restored 2014," and "Quiet Moments with God," and have all yielded worldwide attention. She is the recipient of more than a dozen awards including a 2012, Humanitarian Award, and the 2014 DJ Gatsby Book Club Literary Award in Poetry. LaDonna Marie received her B. A., in Social Work from Alcorn State University in 2005. She earned a M. S., in Counseling Studies from Capella University; and a M. A., from South University in Professional Counseling, respectively. In addition to consulting, Marie delivers keynotes, trainings, writer insights, networking and strategy sessions. Her book titles are available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. "Until Tomorrow Comes" received a Five Star Literary Book Review from Readers' Favorite, and a Four Star Professional Literary Book award from Red City Review. She now makes her home in Mississippi with her two wonderful children Landon and Lathan Cook. For additional information including features on the author, visit www.ladonnamarie.org
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Awards and Nominations
2012 Inducted in to the Who's Who in MS
2012 Humanitarian Award
2014 Until Tomorrow Comes Honorable Mention in the Paris Book Festival
2014 DJ Gatsby Book Club Literary Award Winner in Poetry.
2015 Finalist in Divas of Colour International Diva Author/Writer Category.
2015 Finalist in the 9th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards
2015 New York Book Festival Honorable Mention
2015 Bronze Readers' Favorite Medal Winner
2015 Red City Review Finalist
2015 New England Book Festival Honorable Mention
2016 Rhythm of Gospel 4 Time Nominated Album
2016 Nomination for Outstanding Diva
2016 Indie Author Legacy Award Finalist
2016 New England Book Festival Honorable Mention
2016 Nominee for Grind Face Awards for Philanthropist
2017 Indie Author Legacy Award Poet of the Year Finalist
2017 Red City Review Book Awards Best Social Media Winner
2017 Book Excellence Awards Finalist
2017 John E Weaver Book Excellence Award Winner
2017 Beverly Hills Book Award Finalist
2018 International Author of the Year Divas of Colour
2019 Mississippi Success Honoree
2019 Top 25 Women Changing the World Conversations Live
2019 MHN Woman of the Year Nominee
2019 Faith Based Speaker Nominee Speaker Con
2020 Top 50 Black Women in Mississippi
2020 To 30 Makers and Shakers in K.I.S.H magazine
2020 National Top Influencer at Success Women's Conference
2020 Top 10 Women of the Year K.I.S.H. Magazine