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Philana Marie Boles (born in Toledo, Ohio) is the author of the young adult novel ''Glitz'' (the Viking Press imprint of Penguin Books), the 'tween novel ''[http://www.harpercollinschildrens.com/books/Little-Divas-Philana-Marie-Boles/?isbn13=9780060732998&tctid=100&BDMode=2 Little Divas]'' (HarperCollins Children's Books), and the adult novels '' Blame It on Eve'' (the Ballantine/One World imprint of Random House) and ''In the Paint'' (the Amistad imprint of HarperCollins). She currently lives in The Hamptons, a suburb of New York City.
After writing ''Little Divas'', [http://www.harpercollinschildrens.com/books/Little-Divas-Philana-Marie-Boles/?isbn13=9780060732998&tctid=100&BDMode=2 Boles was compared by critics to Judy Blume and Phyllis Reynolds Naylor]. Sybil Wilkes, of the nationally syndicated ''Tom Joyner Morning Show'', twice featured ''Little Divas'' as a recommended book for youth.
Boles has appeared as a panelist at The Baltimore Book Festival, The Miami Book Fair International, The Indiana Black Expo, The Southern Kentucky Book Festival, and alongside Eric Jerome Dickey at Camp Mariah.
According to her blog, when Boles is not writing she enjoys listening to music, a passion that inspired her young adult novel ''Glitz.'' Provided by Wikipedia