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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Zondra Irene Hughes  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Hughes is the editor of N'Digo magapaper, the largest urbane alternative weekly newspaper in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Zondra is an author, editor and blogger. She is the creator of the Six Brown Chicks, a group of dynamic relationship bloggers who share our personal stories in the name of service.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Living The Ebony Life: E-Mails From The Plantation
ISBN: 0979166616

The M.O.O.D. Lounge Press. 2009

In Living The Ebony Life: E-Mails From The Plantation, Ebony magazine alum Zondra Hughes delivers a hilarious narrative-backed by authentic e-mails, memos, and grainy 'surveillance' photos-of the outrageous office politics that ultimately derailed the No. 1 Black Magazine in the world. The author scores with a disarming, 'tell-it-like-it-was' perspective of her days inside the Ebony editorial department-AKA The Plantation-and makes the case that new media didn't slay Ebony magazine bad management did. About The Author Zondra Hughes made her literary debut on the outrageous and over-the-top Wendy Williams smash hit, Ritz Harper Goes to Hollywood! (Pocket Books/Karen Hunter Publishing). Zondra's second novel, The M.O.O.D. Lounge, will be released under Karen Hunter Media. The author resides in Chicago.

The M.O.O.D. Lounge
ISBN: 098202214X

Karen Hunter Media. 2009

The M.O.O.D. Lounge is the story of three emotionally wounded women: Eva James, an entertainment publicist, Fawn LaFollette, an accidental porn star and Drusilla Vidal, a wealthy prosecutor. They all share an embarrassing secret: Their men are literally sexing them stupid. Fate intervenes and a renegade sex therapist offers the ultimate plot for revenge: Sexual independence. The women join forces to create Multiple Orgasms On Demand, and their official playhouse, The M.O.O.D. Lounge, is born. Part group therapy, part adult toy party, The M.O.O.D. Lounge offers a first-class tour of decadence and delight. And empowerment!

Ritz Harper Goes to Hollywood! (Ritz Harper Chronicles)
ISBN: 141659292X

Gallery Books/Karen Hunter Publishing. 2013

New York Times bestselling author and radio and television personality Wendy Williams delivers a page-turning novel based on her alter ego—the divalicious radio DJ Ritz Harper.

Outspoken, outrageous, over-the-top, and off-the-chain—Wendy Williams boldly takes her fabulous alter ego, “shock jock” Ritz Harper, where no diva has gone before. . . .

As the reigning “Queen of Radio,” Ritz Harper has managed to out, ridicule, jack up, or mess over everyone from hip-hop stars to high-class snobs. So, she’s decided to take her career to the next level: Hollywood, baby!

Decked out in Chanel and sporting bodacious new breast implants, Ritz is ready for her close-up. But first, she has to deal with the dirtiest dealmakers in Tinsel Town—and the trashiest trash-talkers in her reckless past. Is Ritz worried? Of course not. Even if the hottest players and heaviest hitters in Hollywood come gunning for her, this tell-it-like-it-is bombshell plans to drop a few on-air bombs of her own—before you can say “Lights! Camera! How you doin’?

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