Kanika K. Harris was born and raised in Little Rock, AR. She attended and graduated from the historical Little Rock Central High School in 1999. Kanika is married to her wonderful husband of nine years and mother to three children. She spends her days working diligently alongside her partner and husband running their home based business. Wanting to be an urban fiction novelist has always been a dream of hers and finally in 2013 she self-published ‘Love Drug’. The first released novel only increased the hunger to see what other plateaus she could reach. Her latest novel ‘Fate or Plight’ was released October 2015 and there is so much more to come from this author. The passion to create soon trickled over to creating unique book covers. As an author, the need to express the text inside with the perfect perception on the cover is very crucial and Kanika aims for her covers to speak volumes. Although the writing process can be trying at times, she is looking forward to many more stories to come.
Alysha Kaye was born in San Marcos, TX, where she also received her BA in Creative Writing from Texas State University. She worked in marketing for a brief and terrible cubicle-soul-sucking time until she was accepted into Teach for America and promptly moved to Oahu. She taught 7th grade English in Aiea, Hawaii for two years and also received her Masters in Education from University of Hawaii. She now teaches in Austin, TX and tries to squeeze in as much writing as possible between lesson planning. She had a dream about The Waiting Room once, and offhandedly wrote her boyfriend a love poem about waiting for him after death. Somehow, that became a novel.
Eartha Watts-Hicks is the founder of Earthatone Enterprises and Earthatone Books, an imprint of Earthatone Enterprises, LLC. She has lead self publishing, writing, and publicity workshops for the New York City Parks Department, the National Writers Union, Project Enterprise, and other not for profits. A freelance PR and article writer, she is an affiliate of BlackPR.com. A writing fellow of the Center for Black Literature and the North Country Institute, Eartha is also a member of the acclaimed Harlem Writers Guild. In June of 2013, Eartha Watts-Hicks received the Just R.E.A.D. 'literary game changers' Award by the NYCHA branch of the NAACP and was named a 2013 NAACP ambassador for literacy. Eartha Watts-Hicks has also served as a panelist for the WRITE IT DOWN panel at the Author's Pavilion of the 2014 Congressional Black Caucus.
In May of 2013, Eartha independently published her debut novel Love Changes. Love Changes is the cautionary tale of a young single mother who is eager to marry the father of her baby, but finds herself caught in a love triangle. The protagonist struggles' with her own self-esteem issues, angst and postpartum depression lead her to contemplate suicide.
Sherry Robinson, a native of Chicago, Sherry was born July with a birth sign of Leo. Sherry is the mother of two, and a grandmother of six. Her love of reading is what sparked her interest in becoming an author someday. Sherry's favorite authors include Danielle Steele, V.C. Andrews, Stephen King, and Edger Allen Poe. With that interest, she began writing books in high school, and soon her dreams became reality as she has since published a total of five books (Damaged beyond repair, Targeted, Targeted 2, How do I choose, and How do I choose 2). Sherry sends her spare time crocheting, reading, and spending time with her grandchildren. Sherry's more adventurous side has led her to travel various places, such as Canada and Puerto Rico, with a hope to someday have the privilege of visiting every state in North America. Currently she has visited 21 states so far.
"I was born by the river, in a little tent. And just like the river I been running, ever since. It's been a long. A long time coming but I know, a change's gon' come!" That opening line from Sam Cooke describes her life perfectly. C. Lynette was born in Northwest Indiana but raised in Southeast Michigan. She knew she was destined to write from the age of 9 when she was just submitting short stories to her elementary school newspaper. Upon graduating from high school, C. Lynette turned her attentions to Journalism. She has had 17 articles published in various Michigan newspapers and even in the South Bend Tribune. It took 8 years, but she finally took a leap of faith and decided to write, with some encouragement from her friends and family.
Ebony Articles: Volume 1 was her debut book and was released on April 1, 2015 and was heavily dripped in erotica. The date itself has held significance to her for over 9 years and counting. The follow-up, Ebony Articles: Volume 2, was released on September 7, 2015. She was also given the opportunity to be apart of the Tyranny of Evil: Hearts of Men anthology (suspense, mystery, thriller), in which she wrote the short story Deadly Games.
C. Lynette lives in Indianapolis with her 4-year old son and works for the State of Indiana. She is the quintessential and epitomical definition of a true Aquarius. She has several books coming out including expansion on stories that were included in the EA series, a third Ebony Articles, a standalone Ebony Articles short, "The Curse" - a psychological urban thriller and "Deadly Games: Revisited"
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