Shana has published several titles and co-authored several others in a writing journey that spans three years. Her debut title, The Mask Behind the Mask, is a poetry book that inspires people to appreciate and love their imperfections despite their daily experiences. Unveiled Pieces of a Broken Mask is a spin of her debut title, and the book helps people break the mask of baggage that people carry from their past. Further, Shana is a co-author in a poetry anthology entitled, Words Speak Hurt No More, Women Who Pray, a spoken word album. I was a Rose in Darkness of Love and Winning Way.
In her writing and motivation journey engagements, Shana has won the Purple Ribbon Award of Courage, Viewer’s Choice Award, and Global Africa Fashion for Peace World 2021. She won women of year 2021. She was recognized as Top 50 Innovators for 2021. She is also featured in the Top 100 Author of the Year. She has been featured as Best Seller on Amazon and nominated for both Women on the Rise and Women Influencers awards. She has also featured on Spotlight Magazine Cover, Hopez Magazine, Dream Spire Book Magazine, Blessings Magazine, Vero G Spotlight magazine, Aspiring Author Magazine ,Digital Media Magazine Channel 13, Channel 10, Troy Record Paper and Spectrum News.
Although Shana Gourdine is originally from Cross SC, she currently lives in Troy, New York. When she’s free, she loves hanging out with her two beautiful daughters, taking walks, traveling, and cooking.
About her book, The Power In Me
This book is written to motivate, empower, and inspire children to dream big. Allow children to know that they hold power inside them to be anything they want to be. Helping children learn that they have to keep their dream alive regardless of what life look like right now. Empowering them to keep going even when things get hard. To let no one stop their dreams. Remember that their power is inside them.