whose writing has left an impact on everyone who has come across it. Her distinct style separates her from most as she addresses controversial issues and relates them to the African-American community. "My messages are universal. I don't write to exclude any age group or race. I just write from the heart and expose topics that (African-Americans) normally don't associate with ourselves." With familiar characters and drama packed storylines, her down-to-earth approach has proved to be reader-friendly and well received. She first obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology/Athletic Training from Indiana University. After revisiting an old screenplay that she wrote in the ninth grade, she decided to fully embrace her passion for writing and turned Too Little, Too Late into a novel. Not abandoning the movie idea, she attended Full Sail Real World Education in Winter Park, Florida to learn the ins and outs of the film industry so that she can one day make her vision come to life. She earned an Associate of Science degree in Film and Video Production. "Ideally and eventually, I would like to leave the sports medicine world and write full-time. I have so many stories to share and can't wait to devote all of my time to writing novels and screenplays."
A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Portia divides her time between Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, and Stone Mountain, Georgia. She is a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and enjoys playing with her daughter, watching movies, and listening to music in her spare time. She is currently working on her sixth novel.
The Disgruntled Wives Pledge
I pledge allegiance to the club
of the Disgruntled Wives of America
and to the husbands who we love, but can’t stand
One situation after another
until we’re fed up…
Pursuing happiness and clarity for all.
THE DISGRUNTLED WIVES CLUB
“I agreed to ‘for better or for worse,’ but I need more “better” and some of that cherishing we spoke of. Can I review my contract, please?”
Dana Hall has been more than patient with Ric and his never-ending issues. She has supported his pipe dreams and bitten her tongue when he’s lost his jobs, but infidelity is inexcusable. When Ric adds the P.Y.T. from work, numerous text messages, and risqué emails to the stewing pot, he finds he has created a recipe for disaster. It’s his secret ingredient, though, that sends Dana over the edge.
“If love doesn’t hurt, why am I holding this ice on my jaw again? Did ‘until death do us part’ mean he’s going to kill me?”
Willow Townsend is torn. On most days, Vaughn could tutor Prince Charming in the art of being a good man. Then, there are the other days…She understands that a woman should be submissive to her husband, but is pretty sure the Bible didn’t mean for it to be achieved through violence. After Vaughn throws his worst temper tantrum ever, will she leave her convoluted fairytale or wait around for the happy ending?
“We said, ‘in sickness and in health,’ but… herpes? I was thinking cancer or kidney failure.”
Crystal Moss is married to R&B superstar, Dante. Due to the nature of his profession, she has adopted the “If I don’t see it, it isn’t happening” rule when it comes to groupies and cheating and found a way to cope with her lonely nights. When Dante gets sloppy and breaks one of their rules, the tabloids have a field day and Crystal is faced with a tough decision: kill him in his sleep or while he’s awake?
AIN'T NOTHING FREE
“A streetwise man once told me, ‘Ain’t nothin’ in this world free.’ I was fifteen, and his words went over my head. Less than a year later, I fully understood what he meant. I found myself in an environment where even good conversation had a price, and unlike most reputable businesses, all forms of payment were accepted.”
Few know her as KEYONNA…
Too many know her as HOLLY…
The rest wonder what ever happened to NOEL…
Successful novelist, Keyonna Noel Saunders, is forced to relive a chapter in her life that is juicy enough to be her next bestseller after a chance encounter with a former associate and a former love. Venni and Craig remind her of the person she used to be—the one her husband doesn’t know.
She shares their stories of life in the suburbs, where adventure turned into danger, having fun was a business, and freedom came at a price that Mommy & Daddy couldn’t afford. They were sent to Lakeside Preparatory School to become successful young women, but no one said what they had to be successful doing…
It Is What It Is
ALEXIS JAMES has three goals: stay focused, stay calm, and stay out of jail. However, when the scandalous truths about her mother, her man, and her best friend reveal themselves, all bets are off. Her temper flares and actions speak louder than words, causing an eruption of emotions and an aftermath of tension.
For TIFFANY PRICE, life is good. She is finishing her master’s degree in psychology and feels qualified to analyze the human psyche; she has three beautiful children; and once her long-time boyfriend (Marlon) finally pops the question, life will be great. But after a mind-blowing experience with a stranger, confusion and lust make her feel more like a patient than a therapist. When her love for affection and attention writes a check her behind can’t cash, will “Old Faithful” Marlon be there to pick up the pieces?
Alexis and Tiffany embark on searches for their purposes in life amid the chaos they encounter along the way. Their parallel lives intersect to form a tale full of controversy, with familiar characters making surprising appearances and new characters leaving lasting impressions. The lesson they learn is simple; since you can’t change it, you might as well accept it.
TOO LITTLE TOO LATE
TAMEKA JAMES has always been a confident, outspoken, strong-willed woman with her one weakness being her ex-boyfriend, TJ. That weakness soon becomes the catalyst to a new life of fear, disease, and pain when one of TJ’s enemies rapes her and threatens to kill her if she goes to the police.
Now with a police report on file, an HIV diagnosis in her medical records, and the rapist running free, Tameka fights to maintain normalcy and save her new relationship. As tensions mount and stakes are raised, some lives are threatened while others are taken.
The phrase “too little, too late” becomes a reality instead of a cliché when last minute efforts are made in vain.
"Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive."
- Walter Scott
Venni's cryptic past is filled with secrets. Now that the beautiful executive is
trying to settle down with the man of her dreams, she decides to come clean. She
admits to a past filled with lies, heartbreak and scandal. But she soon learns
that some secrets are best left buried.
Once the skeletons are out, all hell breaks loose. In the midst of the drama,
Venni's long-time ally becomes her greatest adversary and her most-hated
adversary surprisingly becomes her ally. When it's all said and done, egos and
feelings are tattered and family ties are severed. Will Venni regret coming
It's Complicated is a page-turner that reaffirms we all have a back story and
perfection on the surface isn't always what it seems.
"Portia Cosby has created a world of compelling characters who navigate a byzantine maze of love, secrets, lies, and a whole lot of bad decisions in a page-turner that will keep you up all night...just like it did me!"
- Lolita Files, Author of "Child of God" and "sex.lies.murder.fame."
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FEATURES AND EXCLUSIVES
Terry McMillan's Writers Worth Reading
Writer's Block Interview with Portia Cosby
Reading My Lips Blog spot Conversation with Portia
Soulful Nights Disgruntled Wives Club
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