Vickie M. Stringer

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Vickie M. Stringer is the author of Essence bestsellers, including Imagine This, Let that Be the Reason, Dirty Red, Still Dirty, and Dirtier Than Ever. She is the publisher of Triple Crown publications, one of the most successful African American book publishers in the U.S. and abroad. She has been featured in such prominent news media as The New York Times, Newsweek, MTV News, Publishers Weekly, Vibe, Millionaire Blueprints, Writer's Newsweek, Black Expressions, and many more. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her two children.

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Books by this Author

The Vickie M. Stringer Reader's Companion
The Dirty Red Reader's Companion
Low Down and Dirty
The Dirty Red Series
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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. God is a restorer

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. The desire to serve

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?


Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. I'd ask him if he knew he would die young, and if GOD had given him the strength to proceed in the face of darkness.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Disarray