Tia Williams, Award-winning Novelist, Ultimate Style Insider and Magazine Beauty Editor
Topic - Did Life Fail You: The Perfect Find at the Perfect Time with Tia Williams
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Tia Williams is the ultimate style insider. For fifteen years, she was a magazine beauty editor (at Elle, Lucky, Glamour, Teen People, and Essence.com), and created one of the first style blogs, the award-winning Shake Your Beauty. Tia is a copy director at Estee Lauder Companies.
Meet the Author
Tia Williams, author of The Perfect Find, lives in Brooklyn with her sassy 7-year-old daughter, Lina. In 1997, she graduated from University of Virginia and Amtrak’ed it to New York City, landing a position at YM as Beauty Assistant. She worked her way up the mastheads of Elle, Glamour and Lucky, and finally, landed the Beauty Director position at Teen People.
While at Glamour in 2001, Tia went on a brief sabbatical to teach English in Seville, Spain, and ended up writing a novel. Published in ’04, THE ACCIDENTAL DIVA received glowing coverage in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Essence, Lucky, Elle, Shape, Allure, Today’s Black Woman, Publisher’s Weekly, The New York Times, and The New York Daily News. Tia was also nominated for the African-American Literary Award Show’s Breakout Author of the Year.
In April ’05, launched one of the first beauty blogs, Shake Your Beauty, (named one of Women’s Wear Daily’s Top Ten Beauty Blogs of 2008, and About.com’s top 20 of 2008), and published three more books: Iman’s THE BEAUTY OF COLOR and two young adult novels, IT CHICKS and SIXTEEN CANDLES.
Tia was also an original co-host on Cosmo Radio’s morning show, “Wake Up With Cosmo (Sirius Satellite Radio), and In Touch Weekly’s On-Air Personality, covering beauty, fashion, and celebrity new on networks like MTV, VH1, Fox and CNN. And in 2006-2007, she starred in a national Olay commercial, as herself!
In 2009, Tia joined Essence.com, where she worked as Beauty Editor for several years — and then freelanced for several outlets, like Cosmo.com, InStyle.com, VH1.com, XOJane and Marie Claire. These days, Tia is Copy Director at the global hair care brand, Bumble and Bumble.
THE PERFECT FIND BY TIA WILLIAMS
Will a forty-year-old woman with everything on the line her high-stakes career, ticking biological clock, bank account risk it all for an intensely lusty secret romance with the one person who could destroy her comeback, for good?
Jenna Jones, former It-girl fashion editor, is broke and desperate for a second chance. When she s dumped by her longtime fiancé and fired from Darling magazine, she begs for a job from her old arch nemesis, Darcy Vale. The beyond-bitchy publisher of StyleZine.com, Darcy agrees to hire her rival only because her fashion site needs a jolt from Jenna s old school cred. But Jenna soon realizes she s in over her head. She s working with digital-savvy millennials half her age, has never even Twittered, and pretends to still be a Fashion Somebody while living a style lie (she sold her designer wardrobe to afford her sketched-out studio, and now quietly wears Walmart's finest).
Worse? The twenty-two-year-old videographer assigned to shoot her web series is driving her crazy. Wildly sexy with a smile Jenna feels in her thighs, Eric Combs is way off-limits but almost too delicious too resist.
Read excerpts from Tia's book, The Perfect Find at: https://www.smore.com/7f2q
Written by the bestselling author of The Accidental Diva, The Perfect Find is a scandalously sexy, laugh-out-loud funny, utterly quotable saga about star-crossed love and starting over.
REVIEWS FOR THE PERFECT FIND
“A page-turner that’s epically witty, juicy and irresistible. What a perfect, fresh take on the high stakes that come when we fall, pick ourselves back up, and step unsurely into the future. It doesn’t get more real than this.”
— Denene Millner, New York Times bestselling co-author of Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man
“The Perfect Find is a deliciously good time!”
– Nicola Kraus, co-author of the national bestselling The Nanny Diaries
“A saucy, cutting-edge love story amidst the backdrop of the New York City fashion world, with delicious dialogue that rang in my ears and screamed ‘real deal.’ Refreshing and engaging with a cast of characters that stayed with me long after the last page had been turned.”
— Sadeqa Johnson, author of Second House From the Corner
"The Perfect Find is a fun romp through the world of new media fashion reporting. Tia Williams writes with juicy, behind-the-scenes details that let us know she’s been there and survived. Mixed with a generous dash of rivalry, love – both lost and crazy – it is a yummy cocktail. Cheers!"
— Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant, authors of Tryin' to Sleep in the Bed You Made
“The story of 40-year-old former It girl Jenna Jones stumbling upon that giddy kind of passion will have you longing for someone to sext — even if you haven’t sexted since 2008. Equal parts heartwarming and electrifying, when you really get into The Perfect Find, make sure you have a fan ready.”
— Helena Andrews-Dyer, columnist and author of Bitch is the New Black
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Tia Williams is the ultimate style insider. For fifteen years, she was a magazine beauty editor (at Elle, Lucky, Glamour, Teen People, and Essence.com), and created one of the first style blogs, the award-winning Shake Your Beauty. She’s the best-selling author of The Accidental Diva and the It Chicks series, and co-writer of Iman’s The Beauty of Color. Currently a copy director at Estee Lauder Companies, Tia lives in Brooklyn with her 7-year-old diva daughter and their various accessories.
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