Lala Thomas

Jessica is absolutely amazing and one of the best editors to date. I’ve worked with a few notable editors, but when it comes to rank, Jessica is number one. The thing I appreciate most is her honesty. She won’t just tell you something is good. She’ll tell you how bad it is and then help you make it great (if you’re ever in that situation).

As a BIPOC author, I always look forward to her candidness and attention to detail.

Lala Thomas, 16 and Pregnant: The Novel

Lala Thomas

LaLa Thomas is a professor, scholar, combat Army veteran, English teacher, and an author of multiple genres. After her first years of teaching and mentoring in one of the most struggling school districts in the nation, she decided to use those experiences and create stories through characters who represent young Black voices. LaLa calls two places home: the fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada, and Harlem, New York. She is a proud Afro-Caribbean American, who is thankful for all the gifts her ancestors have given her. LaLa and her divine daughter, Aazariah Dior (a.k.a. “Z”), currently live in downtown San Francisco.

16 and Pregnant: The Novel

The bond between two best friends is put to the test when one of them gets pregnant in this contemporary teen novel inspired by MTV’s iconic reality show.