Philana Marie Boles is a creatively driven business woman with a humanitarian heart.
A Northwest Ohio and Long Island, New York based author and entrepreneur, Philana's novels have been published by Random House, HarperCollins, and the Viking imprint of Penguin Books.
With other co-authored books under her belt as well as more of her own forthcoming, Philana writes or co-writes "mainstream fiction as well as inspirational and motivational non-fiction for readers of all ages, but especially younger readers and women."
Philana has a Bachelors Degree from Bowling Green State University and has worked for Glamour magazine, a major motion film production company, The Toledo Free Press, and Ohio and New York public and community schools.
A passionate artist with proven business credentials, Philana has executive MBA training (BGSU) and is co-founder and consultant fo Ahluve Communications and owner of P. Marie Talent Management. She is also partner in several developing LLCs.
As a result of her passionate contributions to the arts, Philana is regularly invited to serve as judge and/or consultant for national talent competitions as well as scholarship and beauty pageants.
Philana's public speaking experience and guest appearance credits include: commencement addresses, school visits, panel appearances (Miami Book Fair International, Indiana Black Expo, Southern Kentucky Book Festival, Baltimore Book Festival, and more).
Often invited to deliver keynote addresses, inspirational talks, and writing workshops, Philana loves and enjoys few things more than inpiring others.