Meet Chicago native KARLA DAVIS LUSTER, Author of novel, THE WOMAN TELLS“. KARLA is a woman of many talents. She is an entrepreneur and fashion designer who conquered corporate America and is now delving into the wonderful world of literature with her debut novel.
KARLA did not dream of writing a book one day, the idea literally fell in her lap. While in corporate America, she was asked to put together an operations training manual for her team. “As I was in the midst of creating this training manual, editing it and publishing it, I thought to myself ,’Wait, I’m enjoying this!’ That’s when I decided I wanted to write a book of my own. The only question was, what would I write about?”
She pondered for a while and then decided she would write about love. But not just any love, BLACK LOVE. “In my opinion, BLACK LOVE is the strongest love there is! We have faced hundreds of years of struggle and hardship and are still fighting for equality. The one thing that keeps us going is LOVE.”
KARLA took her time and did extensive research on various types of relationships for her novel. She studied marriages, affairs, boyfriends, girlfriends, mistresses, paramours and how they interacted with one another. Once she gathered the data she began writing. As the story developed, she mixed in some of her personal experiences and ones she’s witnessed through friends and associates. A year and a half later, “THE WOMAN TELLS” was born!
“My novel is not your run-of-the-mill romance or relationship novel. It tells the story from each character’s perspective and provokes self-reflection. This is not a book about male-bashing or female-lynching. Everyone plays a role in the dysfunction in a relationship and each person needs to take accountability and acknowledge the part they played in order to make things right.”
KARLA draws on the fact that Black Love has endured a great deal of trauma stemming from slavery and intends to use her book as a tool to begin healing these wounds. “From the beginning we were taught to be separated. Husbands were ripped away from their wives and children. This ordeal has manifested itself into the broken families we see today. Communication is the key to repairing the damage and my novel is a great way to open up a discussion and start the healing process.”
Inspired by amazing screenwriter TYLER PERRY and brilliant authors Terry McMillan and ZANE, KARLA’s novel is anything but dull. “I admire all three of these awesome creatives and I channeled a little bit of each of them for this book. The storyline is intriguing and it gets very, very juicy! I can’t wait for you all to read it and take this journey with me.”
“THE WOMAN TELLS” displays KARLA DAVIS-LUSTER’s phenomenal creativity and her gift for bringing stories to life. It is a total potboiler, guaranteed to touch every reader in a unique way.
Visit her website http://www.TheWomanTells.com for sneak peaks and links to purchase digital and paperback copies from AMAZON, as well as information on her upcoming virtual book signing event on March 24, 2021.