Book Corner Entertainment West Edition

‘Book Corner’ column to ‘empower’ readers

LOS ANGELES – A new Wave feature called “Book Corner” debuts on the entertainment page this week focused on highlighting fiction and non-fiction books that empower, educate and entertain black consumers, officials announced this week.

Compiled by contributing writer Marissa Wells, the weekly column also will spotlight local and self-published authors who frequently pen compelling prose, but don’t have the resources to adequately market their works, said Gregory J. Huskisson, The Wave’s vice president of content and audience.

“Our goal here is to help promote local authors who may struggle to reach their target audiences while also helping those authors export messages that inspire, enlighten and uplift black readers,” Huskisson said.

“The new Book Corner column now joins a suite of other Wave features – StreetBeat, Cheers and Tasty Clips among them – that reflect our corporate mission of celebrating black culture and achievement while giving readers compelling content that helps them live better informed and more empowered lives.”

The inaugural Book Corner column, which debuts today on Page 9, features “Anybody’s Daughter,” a fast-paced thriller that follows the path of a Los Angeles teenager lured into a life of sex trafficking. It is written by Image Award-winning author Pamela Samuels Young, a Compton native once described as “John Grisham with a sister’s twist.”

For more information on submission guidelines for Book Corner, send email requests to