Joy Farrington is CEO of Lit Diva, Inc. a non-profit organization that supports, promotes, and empowers African-American book clubs and authors. Ms. Farrington, also known as the Book Club Expert, is president of Nubian Sistas Book Club and founder the Lit Diva, Inc. entities: Nubian Literary Network, Nubian Lit News and the Lit Diva Network.
Created in 2004, Nubian Sistas Book Club has been nominated for various awards including the 3rd Annual Marguerite Press Awards for Best Promoter and Best Website and are the proud winners of the 2004 Disilgold Most Aspiring Breakthrough Book Club of the Year and Best New Book Club. In 2010, Joy Farrington published "A Literary Diva’s Guide to Hosting a Fab Book Club Meeting" which is being hailed as "the blueprint for book clubs." She is the host of Between the Sheets, podcast show which features top name African-American authors and give readers the opportunity to ask them a variety of questions. Her most noted interview to date was with acclaimed author, poet and activist, Nikki Giovanni.
Recently, The Book Club Expert has appeared in Andrew Morrison's "Write Your Book in 30 Days Home Study Course", "The 16 Week Challenge", a panelist at the 2010 National Black Book Club Conference and was the special guest on several teleseminars including "How to Enhance your Book Club Meeting" hosted by The Black Book Club Experience. Currently, Joy Farrington is working on several local workshops and teleseminars to help guide book clubs in hosting meetings, literary events, inviting authors to their meeting and how to turn your book club into a business. She lives in Miami, Fl.