THE CO-HOST OF THE NATIONALLY SYNDICATED STEVE HARVEY MORNING SHOW Los Angeles, CA, Syndicated radio show host and author Shirley Strawberry has been nominated for a 2011 African American Literary Award for her book THE STRAWBERRY LETTER: Real Talk, Real Advice, Because Bitterness Isn’t Sexy.
The African American Literary Awards recognize, honor, celebrate and promote the outstanding achievements and contributions that African-American authors and writers make to the publishing, arts and entertainment industries. The award show will take place Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. and it will be held at Landmark On the Park 160 Central Park West, New York City.
Shirley says, “I’m humbled and grateful. It truly is an honor to be nominated. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined this! Thank you to the Aftican American Literary Awards!”
This uplifting, motivational book draws on hard-won lessons from Shirley’s own life as well as a wealth of “best of” Strawberry Letters and new ones that have never been featured on-air. Shirley has gotten amazing reviews from her radio listeners and even from her celebrity friends including: Steve Harvey, Mo’Nique, Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer, Terri J. Vaugh, Wendy Raquel Robinson, George Wallace, Judge Greg Mathis and several others.
Tyler Perry stated, “Only a woman who lives life with purpose and divine revelation can inspire people through her advice, and that is Shirley.”—Tyler Perry, Writer/Director/Producer