Gifted with a unique voice and free spirit, Karla Mitchell Diggs entered the world stage in 1971 in the city of Roxboro, N.C. where she was educated in the public schools of Person County.
After a high school career that included extensive participation in the Person Senior High School Drama Department, Karla took her talents to Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C. While there, she became the first African-American to pursue and earn a Bachelor of Arts in Theater. Karla furthered her education by attending the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, where she acquired a Certificate of Completion of the Integrated Program.
She has since performed in theatrical productions in New York City, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, and North Carolina.
Karla currently resides in Murfreesboro, TN with her husband and two daughters where she continues to write. Cotton Club Princess is Karla’s first novel.