Do You Dare to be a Diva? Davis “Diva Dare Tour” Goes National

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Award-winning Author Launches National Book Tour with a Fun and Inspiring Challenge to Women

Dressed in their diva best, women, their mothers and their daughters will be celebrating empowerment with sparkling cider, champagne and chocolates, and listening to unbeatable advice as award-winning author, Patricia V. Davis launches a nationwide “Diva Dare Tour” for her book, "The Diva Doctrine: 16 Universal Principles Every Woman Needs to Know."

Stops include major cities in New York, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Illinois, Arizona, and all throughout California, as “Diva Davis” makes author appearances at every type of venue from bookshops to nightclubs to Sweet 16 parties to private Diva Dare house gatherings. Patricia will be joined for a number of readings and book signings by fun celebrity guests, such as sassy, all-girl New York comedy troupe, The Italian Chicks, San Francisco drag sensation, Chlamydia Killroy, and the west coast’s hottest 30’s swing band, Slim Jenkins. At every gathering, those who come dressed as their “favorite diva’ will be eligible to win a basket of diva goodies.

The Diva Doctrine sprang from a blog post of Patricia’s, “From an Older Woman to a Younger One” that went viral, was tweeted and retweeted, and even translated into several languages. Some highlights from that post that now appear in her book:

“The only thing you should be faking is confidence.”

“Put nothing in your body that can permanently harm your spirit, including the wrong man.”

“A ‘True Diva’ is a woman who’s clever, confident, classy, powerful, passionate, and compassionate.”

From health to money to love to inner beauty, Davis’ witty tales and revelations are, according to New York Times bestselling author, Brenda Novak, “a beacon of hope” for women everywhere.

Patricia is currently booking events through the summer and fall seasons. Highlights of upcoming events and appearances include:

  •     Book Launch Party at Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA

Sunday, May 8 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m
With celebrated voodoo swing band, Slim Jenkins

  •     Book Lovers Café, Sacramento, CA

Saturday, May 21 at 1 p.m.
Author reading, book signing, Diva costume contest

  •     Books Inc., Castro, San Francisco, CA

Thursday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m.
With drag Diva, Chlamydia Killroy

  •     “All Night with Joey Reynolds”

Tuesday, June 7, at 10:00 p.m.
(Airs Nightly from NBC'S New York
Nonstop from Times Square)

  •     Barnes & Noble, Huntington Station, NY

Thursday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Author reading, book signing, Diva costume contest

  •     Club Iguana, New York, NY

Sunday, June 12 from 12 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
With musicians and comedy troupe, The Italian Chicks

For a full list of events and appearances, please visit http://www.patriciaVdavis.com. To book Patricia, please contact Natalie Mulford: natsmu(at)gmail(dot)com

About the Author

PATRICIA V. DAVIS is the author of the award winning "Harlot's Sauce: A Memoir of Food, Family, Love, Loss, and Greece." Marin Independent Journal called it "delicious", The Greek Star called it "an inspiring, great read", and Adelphi University adopted it for its Gender Studies classes. As founder and editor-in-chief of the non-partisan HS Radio e-magazine and podcast, she loves interviewing extraordinary people such as Nova astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, philanthropist James Redford, and bestselling author, Joyce Maynard.

Patricia's “Expert in Failed Relationships" advice column is known for being both satirical and compassionate. She was named one of "2010 Top 25 Mentors for Young Women and Girls” by The Hot Mommas Project.

Advance Praise for The Diva Doctrine:

"Patricia V. Davis is the ultimate diva! Wise and witty, she enlightens the rest of us on how to remain true to ourselves and how to shine in a world that needs her beacons of hope like never before. Every young woman should have a copy of THE DIVA DOCTRINE." ~ New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak    

"Any book that helps young women feel empowered to be themselves, fully and freely, makes a valuable contribution to our society. Speaking in a language young women can embrace, this book does just that." ~Anita Rufus, J.D., “The Lovable Liberal,” KNews Radio, National Board Member NOW

Renaissance woman Patricia V. Davis’s book started out as a blog answer to a 20-something reader from this 50-something writer, and wound up being picked up and reposted hundreds of times. It’s good advice for any woman.” ~ Carine Nadel, Orange County Register

The Diva Doctrine: 16 Universal Principles Every Woman Needs to Know
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Bonneville Books (May 8, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1599554801
ISBN-13: 978-1599554808
12.99 USD

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