Bestselling Author, Tonja ‘The Shoe Lady Ayers’ Returns with ‘Low Down,’ a Scandalous Crime Drama Filled with Lust, Lies, Betrayal and Deceit


Detroit, MI – Tonja “The Shoe Lady” Ayers pens an intriguing story about adultery, political scandal and living on the down low in “Low Down,” her ninth and most shocking book. True to her straight-no-chaser-style, the bestselling author crafts riveting moments that mimic real life situationships.  The urban crime drama is “slightly parallel to true life events” involving an ambitious city councilman, a lovesick Detroit Lions player, a self-centered party promoter and a conflicted pastor.


“Low Down” is a spiraling tale about men on the down low. The “DL” as some call it, is a man living a straight life, but having relations with men unbeknownst to his wife or the woman in his life. There are many reasons men live down low lives but nevertheless, many see it as being low down,” explains Ayers.  

Readers are willingly entangled as they meet and at times, relate to the complex characters in part one of an upcoming series. The multihyphenate who is known for her shoe business but is also a filmmaker, with films “Stay in Your Place” and “Chocolate Kiss” streaming on Tubi and Amazon Prime.

Early reviews of the novel describe it as “her best one yet.” The official launch of “Low Down” will be June 12, 2021, online, and at The Hustle & Grind Urban Literary Convention. The event is free to the public  and will be held at the Elite Banquet Hall located at 14100 Puritan, Detroit, MI 48227. Several of Ayers’ fellow scribes will join her as she engages with book lovers including Terri Woods, Wahida Clark and Shannon Holmes.

Prepare to get the low down from The Shoe Lady, at, on Facebook at The Shoe Lady and Instagram @theshoelady.

About Tonja Ayers


For over 20 years Tonja, “The Shoe Lady” Ayers has helped women get on their feet by providing them with the latest trends in fashionable footwear. She has now redefined retail therapy by turning her penchant for selling shoes into a storytelling empire. The shoepreneur, author, playwright, filmmaker and business guru shares her passion for a purpose driven life via her diverse endeavors. Ayers’ debut novel “Stay in Your Place,” started as a joke and morphed into a handbook on infidelity. It later became a successful stage play, selling out in two performance theaters, which led her to begin developing scripts for films.

Tonja has supported and mentored many small business owners and female entrepreneurs and has supported multiple youth programs as a speaker or sponsor. The Detroit native has received numerous accolades and has been featured on several media outlets including The Detroit News & Free Press, and WDIV Local 4 Click on Detroit. Ayers has authored and published books from multiple genres including self-help, business and urban fiction; “Low Down” is her first crime story.

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