Alretha Thomas – Featured Author

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Shortly after graduating from USC with a degree in journalism, Alretha soon realized her interest in her major was not heartfelt. Instead of writing news stories, she wanted to write plays and books. Several years later, her church gave her an outlet to fulfill her writing desires through their Liturgical Fine Arts Department wherein Alretha penned twelve theater pieces—the community response was overwhelming. This led to plays outside of the church, including Alretha’s One Woman, Two Lives, starring Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show), directed by four-time NAACP Image Award Best Director recipient, Denise Dowse. The production garnered rave reviews from critics and audiences. In between plays, Alretha’s first novel, Daughter Denied, was launched in 2008 and has received glowing reviews from readers and book clubs across the country. Representing her book and plays, Alretha has been the guest on many radio shows and television shows including San Francisco Public Affairs show Bay Sunday with Barbara Rodgers on CBS affiliate, KPIX. She was also interviewed by KTLA News Entertainment Reporter, Sam Rubin. In 2011, Alretha launched her second novel, Dancing Her Dreams Away, and it was also well received. Her third novel, Married in the Nick of Nine spawned a four-book series that was acquired by Soul Mate Publishing in January 2014. In August 2014, Alretha was awarded the Jessie Redmon Fauset Literary Award for her indie novel, Four Ladies Only. In 2016, Alretha created the Detective Rachel Storme Mystery Series: Justice for Jessica, Losing Lauren and A Penny for Her Heart. In 2018, Alretha’s Dancing Hills Standalone Mystery Series debuted. The Women on Retford Drive is the first book in that series. The Truth About Gretchen is book two in the series.

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Praise for Alretha Thomas’s novel Daughter Denied
This book is a must-read for anyone who ever wanted that special insight into the inner workings of dysfunctional family life. – Laurel Rain-Snow Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer

Praise for Alretha Thomas’s novel Dancing Her Dreams Away
Can Shelia stay clean and get her life back on track or will she when she comes out fall back into a routine and life with her friends at Flamingo’s bar and once again Dance her Dreams Away?
Find out in this amazingly written novel that you could swear if you didn’t know it was Fiction – it could be the true account of someone’s life. – The Phantom Paragrapher Amazon Vine Voice

Praise for Alretha Thomas’s novel Married in the NIck of Nine
They say you can’t catch lightning in a bottle and that lightning doesn’t twice in the same place twice, but I think Alretha might be proving them wrong. With three books under her belt and all three literary treasures, I think it’s safe to say she goes 3 for 3 with MARRIED IN THE NICK OF NINE. – Cyrus Webb, Conversations Live and Amazon Top 500 Reviewer

Praise for Alretha Thomas’s novel The Baby in the Window
A literary masterpiece. Beautifully written and recommended for the mature reader. – Dr. Author O. Wright

Praise for Alretha Thomas’s novel One Harte, Two Loves
All I can say is WOW!!! Another great book by Alretha Thomas!!!! – Alisha

Praise for Alretha Thomas’s novel Renee’s Return
Every book in this series was an edge of your seat book. I found myself so into the story. The characters walked right off the pages. – Shellyrae

Praise for Alretha Thomas’s novel Four Ladies Only
A Novel To Remember …Thomas’ touch of the pen is masterful. Her words are exact, her dialogue real, and the movement of her characters force us to live their lives. – Doris H. Dancy, Author of Jagged Edges & Shattered Pieces

Praise for Alretha Thomas’s novel Missing Melissa
Thomas, who has a background in journalism and is also a playwright, writes with alacrity in this impressive genre debut. Not only are her characters engaging and multi-dimensional, but they also achieve that rare balance of being all too human but believably so. The mystery itself is both complex and intriguing, and the author’s subtle use of misdirection and red herrings should give even the most discerning reader pause. Take note: Alretha Thomas is a name to remember …John Valeri of Hartford Books

Praise for Alretha Thomas’s novel Justice for Jessica
Overall this was a great book. It was written well, fast paced, enough mystery to keep the readers guessing. I loved it and and if your a mystery lover then you’ll want to get your hands on this book! – Essentially Bookish

Praise for Alretha Thomas’s novel Losing Lauren
Another wonderful book in the Detective Rachael Storme series. Alretha Thomas delivers once again. – Teri Donaldson

Praise for Alretha Thomas’s novel A Penny for Her Heart
The dialogue is spot on, the storyline is believable, and the characters are relatable. From the first chapter, I was drawn into this book. If you love murder mysteries then I definitely recommend this book to you. It is amazing. – Cranky Platypire Moxxley

Praise for Alretha Thomas’s novel The Women on Retford Drive
Having been a fan of author Alretha Thomas for years she continues to captivate readers with her fiction. THE WOMEN ON RETFORD DRIVE is yet another reason why she will remain an author to watch. – Cyrus Webb, Conversations Live and Amazon Top 500 Reviewer

Praise for Alretha Thomas’s novel The Truth About Gretchen
This intricate story is written in the first-person present. I love the significance of the drops of water and the way other characters are pulled into this story. The conversational passage of transmigration is intriguing and Thomas’s writing style is strong and allows readers to have a vivid sense of effect – Lori’s Book Loft

Alretha Thomas’ Author Interview Links:
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Writer at Play
Red Carpet Crash
Alretha Thomas Interview at Book Launch Party

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