"Thank you for writing a book that is so in touch with the lives of our younger generation. As an educator and an adult, I truly enjoyed reading Ms. Thang. There is no doubt that we will be ordering the next two books when we return in the fall."
--Soror Deborah G. Hailey, Chair
Orangeburg Alumnae Chapter
"Your books Ms. Thang and Urban Goddess have been the best books I have read in a long time. They discuss the real issues teenage girls go through. I love it I can't wait to read Eye Candy."
"Eye Candy is flying off my shelf. The book discussion and activities are empowering and I have many more request for the book. A parent shared that "She's [her daughter] is into reading now. I can't get her to put books down. They reflect her life, her dreams and give her hope. As a parent, I'm thankful.""
Saint Joan Antida HS
"Ms. Thang deals with issues that teenagers face everyday and this novel will make anyone think twice before they decide to go along with the crowd."
"What a book! I am excited to share this experience with the teens in my Youth Dev. Program. I know that they will be blessed and enriched by this work of art."
Regional Director of Youth Program.
"You touched just about every issue that plagues our youth today. I was extremely impressed and wanted to say thank you. Our young African American women need role models like you."
"I was amazed and thrilled at the masterful and skillful way you incorporated all the major "issues" of family life and used 21st century slang. I love it! I couldn't put it down. Keep up the good work."
--Soror Audrey, Chair
Delta Academy & Gems
"It is imperative each youth worker reads this book [Ms. Thang]. Many social themes are depicted throughout the book. Ms. Hayes understands our youths' voice and struggles. I simply loved the book!"
BGCA of Greater Milwaukee
"These books fill a gap quite nicely in a very positive manner."
--Eric Hanson, Owings Mills HS, MD
"Fans of the ATL Girlz series will absolutely love this third installment [Eye Candy] and find it a very satisfying sequel to Ms. Thang and Urban Goddess."
"Your book [Ms. Thang] was off the chain! I finished it in two school days and even did my work too. I hope you are going to write many more books like this one because I have to admit, it was the best book I've ever read.
-- Katie Wilson, Columbia, SC
"My kids have been tearing through your books. My job as an educator is much easier when there are quality books for them to enjoy."
--Elise DeLamatre 9th Grade English Teacher
ACCE High School, Baltimore, MD
--VOICE OF YOUTH ADVOCATES (VOYA)
"This has truly been a wonderful experience for myself and the girls. Thank you for granting every girl, young woman and lady a look into their present, past and future. Thank you for it all."
"You are now my favorite author. Of all the books I read in my entire life this one caught me. After I read the book, I din't feel like reading any more because none of the other books seemed as good. Don't worry it also caused me to want to read more. Ms. Thang wasn't just a good book, it will save many teenagers."
"Wow, I met you at the mall in Fairfield, OH. My name is Robyn and I finished your book in 1 day. It was phenomenal. It relates to so many teenagers' lives, it's unbelievable. I read it with so much interest and I barely put the book down. I learned a lot from that book. You've given me so much to think about. Thank you and please continue writing. I'm looking forward to more of your books."
"Thank you so much for your wonderful books."