My Diverse Heroines: Equal Opportunity Beauty By Raynetta Manees

Posted on November 8, 2012


The dedication to my book, Fantasy, reads:

“This book is dedicated to every woman who has ever felt self-conscious about her size.  Outer beauty comes in all sizes, shapes, heights, ages, and colors.  And inner beauty will always shine through, no matter what the packaging.” ©1999

I truly believe this, and this conviction is reflected in the heroines of my novels.

Angela, (Angel), is the heroine of my first novel, All for Love.  Angela is 37 years old and a widow; the single mom of an 18 year old daughter.  Angela is a business woman.

Shay (Natasha), the heroine of my second novel, Wishing on a Star, is a very tall woman, five feet 10 inches tall.  Shay is a romance novelist!

The heroine of my third novel, Follow Your Heart, is Tameka, (Meeko).  She is a very small woman, a quite petite size seven, and only 5 feet 2 inches tall.  She is a Grammy winning singer, and is quite well off financially.

Jolene is the heroine of my fourth work, a novella, All The Way Home, from the anthology, A Mother’s Touch.  Jolene as 44 years old, size 18, and a grandmother. Jolene is a TV reporter.

The heroine of my fifth novel, the above mentioned Fantasy, is Sameerah.  Sameerah is also a full-figured woman, size 16 in the novel. She is quite poor, struggling to support herself as a song writer.

Although all my leading ladies have thus far been African American women, my novels include supporting characters that are beautiful women of other races.

I’ve been a published author since 1996.  I resumed actively writing earlier this year after a lengthy time-out due to health.  I hope you will check out my novels, and share in the celebration of “Equal Opportunity” beauty.  If one of my heroines is not “you,” please check into my future releases—I intend to encompass everybody before I’m finished!

These novels were originally released as paperback books.  I am in the continuing process of updating them for release as digital books.

So far three of them, Follow Your Heart, All The Way Home, and the latest release, Wishing on a Star, are now available as digital E-Books on both Amazon .Com and  The remaining two, All for Love, and Fantasy will be forthcoming as digital books in within the next few months.

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