About Trisha

Trisha R. Thomas is an award-winning author of literary fiction. She taught Language Arts before her first novel was published by Random House. She was a finalist for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work. She's been honored with the Literary Lion Award by the King Public Library Foundation. She’s won Best New Fiction by the Black Writer’s Alliance. Her novels have been on the Washington Post Best Seller's List.

She speaks about the insurmountable expectations of young women in a world full of false images perpetuated by magazines, films, and commercials. She’s been featured in O Magazine for Books That Made a Difference for writing a series about self-esteem and bringing enlightenment to taboo subjects. She’s been a guest analyst on CNN Headline News, Paula Zahn, and many other daily news channels across the country. Nappily Ever After is now a Netflix Original film.


  • Authored First novel Nappily Ever After–Random House
  • Finalist for the 32nd NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work.
  • Voted Best New Fiction and Best New Writer by the Black Writer’s Alliance
  • Awarded Literary Lion Award by King Public Library System, Seattle WA
  • Bestseller Top 10 on lists: Essence Magazine, Detroit Free Press, Denver Black Pages
  • Featured in O Magazine as Books That Made A Difference
  • Film rights optioned by Halle Berry and Universal Pictures

Media Reviews for Nappily Ever After

Thomas is a talented storyteller ----Publisher’s Weekly

Thomas triumphs by rising above the cliché’s that swamp so much popular fiction by black female writers ---- Washington Post

An engaging book that sharply details a star athlete’s greatest hurdle ----Essence Magazine

Accomplished second novel with surprisingly gritty themes and much spice. ----Seattle Post Intelligencer

Guest speaker to Miami Book Festival, Virginia Festival of the Book, Today’s Black Woman Expo, National Bookclub Conference, Northwest Bookfest, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority National Conference, Los Angeles Times Book Festival