Michelle Mitchell has always been creative; the builder of play forts, and the writer of numerous songs that she hoped to hear on the radio. She always enjoyed singing, dancing, reading and writing. One of her dreams was to be a backup dancer for Janet Jackson, but when that didn’t happen, she continued to focus on songwriting. She knew she could shine brightest if she could work in a field where she could create, but she had an awkward start in finding her voice.
A Georgia native, Michelle attended Georgia Southern University where she majored in Communication Arts and minored in Journalism. After graduating, she had a short stint as a feature writing before returning to school and entering corporate America. Needing a creative outlet in between courses, Michelle got inspired and began working on her first novel, Truth Is....
In December 2015, Brown Girls Books put out a call for submissions for an anthology called, The Ex Chronicles. Michelle's submission was selected out of the 300 submissions received. The anthology was published March 8, and would be her first published work. She would later earned the opportunity to contribute to Single Mama Dating Drama, another Brown Girls Books anthology. On November 1st, she released her debut novel, Truth Is…. This is her first self-published novel.
When she’s not writing, she enjoys trying new restaurants, traveling, and reading. Michelle is a diehard fanatic of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta Hawks. She still resides in Georgia, where she is a member of Pilgrim Baptist Church in Marietta. You can write her at email@example.com.
Website - www.authormichellemitchell.com
Favorite food - candied bacon
Countries visited - Mexico, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Jamaica
Top 3 favorite authors - Kimberla Lawson Roby, Carl Weber, Tiffany Warren
Morgan B. Houston born in Roswell, New Mexico in February 20, 1989. At the Age 8, she moved to Mobile, Alabama with her Mother and Father. Morgan took on the love of writing at 9 years old where she began writing poetry and short stories. Growing up she was a fan of Langston Hughes and of course the legendary Maya Angelou. Morgan began taking pride in her art entering her work in numerous contests in school her first poem was titled "In My Shoes" which was a poem explaining the heartaches of living with Epilepsy. As Morgan got older she started getting into the urban art scene more so poetry and urban reading. The first novel she added to her reading collection was " The Coldest Winter Ever" by Sista Soulja and has been a fan since. Morgan is a proud mother of 3 beautiful children whom she named; Isabella, Gabriella and Tristan. Though being diagnosed with Epilepsy and being a single mother was always a challenge she knew she wouldn't let anything defeat her. In 2014 she began writing her first novel with hope it would be good enough to get acknowledged. After submitting her novel to Major Ink Publications. Her prayers were answered when Author and Publisher Thai responded to her submission. From then on Morgan as pushed and strived to be amongst the others who take pride in writing. Morgan has finally been able to make a voice for herself and is no longer known as that girl that is sick. She is now that sick girl that never gave up on herself.
Favorite food: Caribbean
Countries visited: Mexico, Dominican Republic
Favorite Authors: Wahida Clark, Soulja, Kwan
Tracie Loveless-Hill was born and raised in Waterloo, Iowa. She has been married for 25 years ...to the love of her life, Cedric. They have two wonderful children: Taneya 25 and Cedric II 24.
Tracie attended Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi and later Hawkeye Community College, earning associates degrees in corrections and general studies. Her plans are to further her education with hopes of attaining degrees in criminology and social work, with aspirations of working with women in the prison system.
Tracie has enjoyed singing with two local community gospel groups and loves to sing at weddings, funerals, and other social events. Her hobbies include writing, collecting porcelain dolls and elephants with their trunks pointing upwards--a symbol of good luck and prosperity. But the biggest joys in her life are curling up with a good novel, listening to traditional gospel music, working for the betterment of her community, or just spending time with those she loves the most: her family.
Tracie's first self-published novel, Preying Time, was released in December 2004 to rave reviews. Escape from the Garden of Eden is her fourth novel with Many more great stories to come.
Favorite food: Soul Food
Countries visited: Canada.
Top 3 favorite authors: Kimberla Lawson Roby, Mary Monroe, Jerome Dickey.
Born and raised in Menlo Park, California, Quiana discovered her desire for writing in fourth grade where she started writing poetry and short stories. It wasn’t until much later that her passion for writing grew from a hobby into therapy.
Quiana is an urban author and the VP of Royalty Publishing House. Her works include Dirty Lil’ Secrets, These Hoes Ain’t Loyal series, If His Status Ain’t Hood and Love Betrayal & Dirty Money, which can be found on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Favorite food: Seafood
Favorite authors: Ann Rule, Kimberla Lawson Roby and Eric Jerome Dickey
Desia'Ra S. Moore was born November 27, 1992, in Louisville, Kentucky. At the age of thirteen, Desia'Ra discovered her love for writing. She would write numerous poems as well as short stories. Desia'Ra became dedicated reader during her freshmen year of high school. Her first non-fiction was book was “Harlem on Lock” By Karen Williams. She started reading books ranging from Sista Soulja to Mary Monroe. Reading became more of a double life for her. A place where she could read and imagine herself as anyone. At the age of twenty-three Desiara gave birth to a beautiful daughter, Laya Semone and was determined to make a better life for her and her child. Being a writer crossed her mind, and she then decided to start to write her first book. With the help of a fellow Author and Publisher Thai, she finally achieved her dream to become a published Authoress. With a long way ahead of her to become a well- known Authoress, her next goal is to have her books in all of the Libraries over the world. She wants people to know and to believe you can be whatever you set your mind to be.
Favorite food: Kentucky Fried Chicken
Countries visited: None
Top 3 favorite authors: Karen Williams, Mary B. Morrison, and Omar Tyree
Toy is a 40 year old mother that was raised in the Hampton roads area of Virginia. She has been writing off and on since high school. After working in corporate America for over 15 years she stepped out on faith and signed her first publication contract. She brings a realist edge to urban fiction and urban romance. She is looking forward to bringing new, fresh stories to the industry.
Favorite food: Strawberries
Countries visited: Aruba, Turks and Caicos, Virgin Islands, Mexico, Bahamas
Favorite authors: K'wan, Racquel Williams, Brenda Jackson
Yasheca is a native of Troy, New York. Yasheca is an avid reader of all genres of novels but has a special love and loyalty to urban fiction and street literature projects. As a teenager attending Doyle Middle School in Troy, New York, is where she began writing poetry and song lyrics inspired by the street flow and lyrics of Rhythm and Blues and Hip Hop music. Reading 'A Hustler’s Wife' by Nikki Turner encouraged her to begin writing and go after her dream of having the world read her work. The support of family and friends encouraged her to complete her first novel “The Heart Don’t Lie: Jewels’ Dilemma.”
Yasheca has is currently pursuing an MBA at Western Governors University and working on her second novel. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, spoken word and reading.
Favorite food: Linguine
Country’s visited: Germany & Saint Kitts and Nevis
Top 3 favorite authors: Nikki Turner, Donald Goines, and Terry McMillan
Serendipity released her first novel, Ember’s Flame, in August 2016 and it quickly shot to the number one spot on the Amazon African American Erotica list. When asked why she chose to write erotica, Serendipity said: “In the past, erotica has been thrown a bit of shade; folks act like you can’t talk about sex. Why not? There’s so much negativity in the world. But sex, well sex is fun. My characters are regular people having extraordinary fun. And we all like to have fun, right?” She asked and then she winked her eye.
Serendipity was born in Baltimore, Maryland but moved to North Carolina as a teenager so she has the grit of a northerner but the charm of a southern belle. She currently resides in Southwest Florida with her husband and 3-year-old daughter.
Favorite food: Shrimp quesadillas
Countries visited: Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Fiji, England, France, and Australia
Favorite Authors: Brenda Jackson, Beverly Jenkins, and Zane
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Favorite food: Gourmet Soul Food
Countries visited: Canada, Jamaica
Favorite authors: Jesus, Moses & The Prophets
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