Affectionately known as "Belle”, Demetria L. Lucas is the author of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-To Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria); the creator of the award-winning personal blog ABelleInBrooklyn.com; and the founder of Coached By Belle, a boutique life-coaching service, where Demetria helps clients solve their dating dilemmas and build healthy long-term relationships. Demetria is also a contributing editor for The Root, where she pens a weekly dating and relationship advice column, "Ask Demetria”, and is a contributing writer for the websites of Essence, Clutch, Vibe Vixen and Uptown.
Demetria was named one of “the Blogosphere’s Best” by Black Enterprise Magazine, selected among "30 Black Bloggers You Should Know" by The Root, picked as one of Essence.com's “40 Fierce & Fab Under 40”, and featured as "The Best of Brooklyn" by Brooklyn News 12. Additionally her debut book, A Belle in Brooklyn, was nominated for “Best Self Help” at the 2011 African-American Literary Awards, and her blog was awarded Best Personal Blog in the 2010 Black Weblog Awards.
Since being dubbed “the Black Carrie Bradshaw” in a Washington Post profile, Demetria has become a sought after media personality and speaker. She’s appeared on The Today Show, The Anderson Cooper Show, Access Hollywood, Good Day New York, Issues with Jane Velez on Headline News, and the Oprah Radio Show. She’s also been a guest speaker at Harvard, Princeton, Howard, NYU, and Spelman College. For more information about Demetria, visit her site: www.abelleinbrooklyn.com
Follow Belle on Twitter @abelleinbk.
Demetria is a featured panelists at Blogging While Brown 2012, June 1-2 at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. Her panel "From Blog to Book" will discuss how bloggers can extend their brands beyond the blog and become successful published authors.
Regular registration for Blogging While Brown 2012 ends May 7th. Register today!