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Intimate Conversation with Flo Anthony

19 Sep

Busy is the only way to describe Flo Anthony. Under the umbrella of her own company, Dottie Media Group LLC, partnered with Superadio, Flo hosts the daily syndicated radio shows “Gossip On The Go With Flo” and “Flo Anthony’s Big Apple Buzz, taking the scoop of the entertainment industry nationwide to top markets including New York City, Oklahoma City, Charlotte, North Carolina, Detroit, Rochester, New York and Reno, Nevada. The show is heard by 3 million listeners daily. 

A triple media threat, Flo also writes a weekly syndicated column, “Go With The Flo.” A stringer for the New York Daily News “Confidential” column, she is also the publisher/editor-in-chief of Black Noir Magazine. Not to be left out of cyberville, Flo has joined blogosphere, with Glitterai Gold at floanthony.blogspot.com.

Flo is seen almost daily on TV One’s Life After, and, after twenty years as an entertainment journalist, she continues to be a familiar face on entertainment shows such as OMG:The Insider and Entertainment Tonight.

In the past she has been featured on such shows as Dr. Drew, Showbiz Tonight, Joy Behar, Joan Rivers, Geraldo, Inside Edition, Maury Povich, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, CNBC, WPIX and Good Day New York.

A former publicist for legends like Muhammad Ali, the late Butch Lewis, Michael Spinks, Larry Holmes, Lynn Whitfield and Tyra Banks, Flo still reps a very exclusive group of clients.

Flo Anthony worked at the New York Post for almost a decade where she was the first African-American female to work in the Sports Department and first African-American to work in the Entertainment Department and the world-renowned Page Six. She was also the first African-American to write a weekly column inn the tabloid, the National Examiner. A graduate of Howard University and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Flo resides in the East Harlem section of New York City.

BPM : Please introduce us to your current book. What topics are discussed in this book?
FA: The name of my new novel is Deadly Stuff Players. It is a black Hollywood murder mystery. There are murders, a love triangle, a horse kidnapping and a happy Christmas Day ending.

BPM: Which character in the book can you identify with the most? Why?
FA: The character Valerie Rollins is actually me. She is a gossip columnist who also helps out her best friend, Rome Nyland, who is a NFL Hall of Famer turned private detective.

BPM: What drew you to tackle the topics in your book? 
FA: I love sports and entertainment, and have always loved going to the Kentucky Derby. So, I chose a black jockey to be one of my main characters. Reporting on Hollywood is what I do for a living, so I just combined my two favorite subjects.

BPM: Who does your body of literary work speak to?
 FA: It has a wide audience of all races and genders with an age range of 18-60.

BPM: How has your writing evolved?
FA: It’s improved immensely since I first started as an agate clerk at the New York Post. The more you work, you tend to develop a style as well as a formula. Deadly Stuff Players just flowed out of me.

BPM: Your greatest accomplishment as a writer.
FA: Becoming the first African American woman to work on Page Six of the New York Post.

BPM: Do you consider yourself a role model?
FA: Yes I do.

BPM: Life’s greatest teacher is:
FA: Failing at something, being knocked down, but knowing how to get up off the canvas.

BPM: Success means:
FA: Being able to make a living at what you really like to do.

BPM: Faith allows you to:

FA:   Knowing that God will always make everything all right.

BPM: Criticism makes you:
FA: Recognize your shortcomings and improve upon them.

BPM: The greatest threat to literary freedom is:

FA: Being sued.

BPM: Will the printed book ever become obsolete?

FA: No, electronic books don’t do as well as people think they do.

BPM: What legacy do you wish to leave future generations of readers?

FA: My never-ending optimism, faith and love of life.

BPM: Share with us your latest news, awards or upcoming book releases.
FA: I now also have a  column in New York’s Resident Magazine. I received a Leadership award from my sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, back in June and I am working on another murder mystery. I’m going to set this one in the Hamptons and the South of France.
   
Connect with Flo Anthony
Twitter:  @banananosekid
Facebook:   Florence Anthony
Website:  http://www.florenceanthonysblacknoir.com

Purchase Deadly Stuff Players by Flo Anthony
Fiction/Black Hollywood Murder Mystery

From Hollywood’s hottest nightclubs to the boardrooms behind the scenes, the trendiest restaurants to the bedrooms of the biggest stars—it’s all here in a steamy murder mystery from the celebrity journalist who knows the entertainment world better than anyone.

Valerie, the most popular African-American gossip columnist in the United States, and NFL Hall of Famer Rome Nyland are the go-to team for solving Hollywood mysteries. When Andrea Dumas, wife of billionaire Victor Dumas, is found murdered in a sports bar, suspicions arise. Now someone is threatening their son, jockey Vance Dumas.

Roshonda Rhodes, a former hooker rumored to have a sex tape with Vance, was allegedly seen fleeing the sports bar the night of the murder. Did she kill Andrea? Or did drug-addicted Jermonna Bradley do it? Valerie and Rome are hard on the case, determined to get to the bottom of it before the killer strikes again.

The woman who knows the entertainment world inside and out, celebrity journalist Flo Anthony has woven this wild tale with so many twists and turns you won’t be able to put it down.

Deadly Stuff Players by Flo Anthony
Amazon Link:   http://amzn.com/1593095074

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