Meet Author Amina A. Aziz

For the next 100 days, We are featuring Female Authors from across the nation for the sole purpose of highlighting books created by women for women.

Amina A. Aziz has dedicated her life to motivating and empowering humanity. She is a philanthropist and a dedicated and loving mother and grandmother who loves all of creation. She enjoys traveling, reading, writing and art of all genres. She brings an upbeat, heartwarming, colorful and friendly take on combining nature and human spirit of compassion together to bring readers a compassionate heartwarming literary experience.

At what moment did you realize you held a gift for writing?

I realized I had a gift for writing at a young age in elementary school around the age of ten I started writing poetry.

Can you recall the first book you encountered and how did it affect you?

The complete collection of Maya Angelou poems was some of the first set of poems I ever read in middle school it made me feel included she sounded like a grandmother and she looked like me (color-wise) it made me feel like I could be and do anything.

What is your creative process like?

My creative process is a time of solace and being alone just me a pen my notebook and a computer. Listening to a peaceful sound I may walk outside looking at creation it sparks my imagination.

What do you hope others take away from your work?

I hope others see that everyone is unique and different and no matter how you enter into this world you can achieve great things through love and faith in The Most High also that dreams are meant to come true.

What is next for Amina?

Next for Amina is turning my children’s book into a cartoon and getting it on television for children of all ages to see and enjoy!

If you could encourage a room full of young writers, what would you say?

I would tell young writers to stay in touch with their imagination! Nothing is impossible, write down your ideas don’t procrastinate never listen to naysayers. I would also tell them just because one has eyes does not mean they were meant to see your vision!

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Meet Author KL Hall

For the next 100 days, We are featuring Female Authors from across the nation for the sole purpose of highlighting books created by women for women.

K.L. Hall is a national bestselling and award-winning author. As a serial storyteller, Hall has penned over three dozen titles in various genres—including African American urban fiction and romance, paranormal, children’s books, and non-fiction. Her adult fictional stories straddle the intersection of classing Urban and spell-binding Romance.


At a young age, she found her passion in a pen and knew that writing would be a vital part of her life. The Virginia native made her debut in the literary world in 2013, and has since been featured in various print and online publications and created the Booked & Busy™ Course to help aspiring authors birth the book they’ve always wanted to write and turn their passion into profit.
When she’s not writing, Hall enjoys creating author resources and being a mom.

At what moment did you discover your gift for writing and sharing stories? 

If you ask my mom, she will tell you that I picked up a pen at 18 months old. So, I guess you could say I’ve always had a thing for writing. It wasn’t until 2013 when I self-published my first short story. 

If you could use any four words to describe your creativity what would it be? 

captivating, diverse, stimulating, and skillful 

You have written several books from several different genres, what does the creative process entail?

 It all depends on what piques my interest the most. For all my fiction novels (aside from my children’s books), I always have to curate a playlist specific to that book. Then, I share that playlist with my readers so they can get the full vibe of the novel.

What message lies in the pages of all your work? 

In each of my stories, I aim to bring my pages and characters to life through lessons in life, love and relationships, and personal growth.

If you could advise the upcoming generation of writers, what would you say?

 I would say to make sure you’re writing and telling the stories you want to tell because you love it above all else. Writing a book is no easy feat, so, be gentle with yourself. Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Where do you hope to see your work in the future? 

In the future, I would love to see my books turned into screenplays and adapted for television shows and/or movies. 

What is your definition of a Pretty Woman Who Hustles? 

To me, a pretty woman who hustles is a woman that’s about her business. She’s going to make a way out of no way and drives herself to always go after her goals and achieve them.

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Meet Author Shanell Monique

For the next 100 days, We are featuring Female Authors from across the nation for the sole purpose of highlighting books created by women for women.

Shanell Monique A Native of New Orleans could be appropriately described as a “serial entrepreneur”. She is an Oklahoma City-based writer that has authored several books entitled “Broken Silence” and “Love & Confidence Journal,” which were released in December 2017 and in April 2018. She was inspired to compose “The Wife Between Us” in the wake of her divorce.

Shanell is an empowerment extraordinaire in her own right. She is the proud owner of Shanell Monique Love&Confidence LLC and Founder of Every Child Is A Story Yet To Be Told Foundation — She also has a newly-established eyelash business — as well as Stay Glossy, her rising lip gloss venture — a pair of newly-erected endeavors she hopes will reap a considerable amount of success now that the national economic landscape is reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

What sparked your interest in writing?

Writing has always been something I enjoyed. It was the only way to express my feeling. It first sparked my interest when my English teacher used to tell me I had a wild imagination. But It wasn’t until I went through my divorce when I really made the decision to write. I wanted to encourage other women because sometimes we don’t notice the beauty we already possess because we’re too busy trying to create it. I tell people all the time, Only if y’all knew how motivated I’ve been by the PAIN I been through. It means so much to me to help other women with their confidence Because I remember at one time when I myself lost confidence in myself and didn’t think I was enough or worthy that’s why I have to keep promoting Self-love. Self Love is easier when you stop trying to figure out why they don’t love you & instead figure out why YOU don’t love you. – “I hear so many women say they felt “stupid” for staying and trying to make it work even when deep down inside they knew nothing would ever change. They are me,I was them, I remind them that they are Beautiful Strong Women. And they were never “stupid.” They were in love, and real love is not something a Good Woman simply walks away from. She fights for it! She cries for it! She holds on to it until it burns at the very core of her soul. No… they were never “stupid.” They were real. If anyone was stupid, it was the wrong Man who lost them. Why? Because he may never know just how close he came to receiving the blessing of a lifetime.” I just want all women to love themselves first, chase their dreams, make mistakes (and learn from them), believe in God’s plan, they are more beautiful than they will ever know, and oh so smart, there is no one else like them in the entire world, they are loved. So going through my divorce is what really sparked the fuse.

At what point did you realize you had a story to share?

I realized I had a Story to share or should I say I realized it was time to share my story when I went through a depressing (state)  my strength was merely superficial underneath a beautiful shell that appeared confident, well put together, and secure, but a different person ruled my life, on the inside , I was broken . So that’s how I knew I had a Story and that’s how I knew it was time to share my story. 

What message do you hope readers receive from your books?

The message I hope my readers is receiving: My story is not a good or happy story but I made it through and so can the next person. I don’t complain. My brand is just about helping women WIN. in life and in love. No more masks, no more pretending, no more feeling like they’re not enough, and no more being society’s definition of a strong independent woman. I am a firm believer in living a balanced life. I understand that in order to be successful in business, your home, and personal life must be in order as well. Don’t be afraid to start over. This time I’m not starting from scratch, I’m starting from experience. The world should know Every storm reveals. Every storm challenges you. If you can’t see the blessing in the storm and mishandle it, you will see that same storm again so handle it with praise. Good times are good but who you are in the midst of the storm is your greatness.

Where can readers purchase your work?

Readers can purchase from Amazon.com they can also purchase from ShanellMonique.net

Do you have any upcoming projects to share?

Besides my new lip gloss and eyelash line. My newest project will be my nonprofit Foundation: Every Child Is A Story Yet To Be Told. I will also be releasing The Wife Between Us Episode Two this year.

Support Shanell by purchasing her work here. You can visit her website here.

Meet Author Leah-Ashley McCauley

For the next 100 days, We are featuring Female Authors from across the nation for the sole purpose of highlighting books created by women for women.

Leah-Ashley McCauley was born and raised in Portland, OR. where she developed her passion for writing and storytelling at a very young age. The journey of life took her through many obstacles before she decided to reconnect with her first love, writing. She is now the author of Highlights and Brown Sugar, a collection of short stories and poems. Leah-Ashley is set to release her first novel in 2021 and currently resides on the East Coast, for now, while working hard on her next project.

 When did you realize you held a gift for writing?

I would say I realized my gift when I was in second grade. I loved to read and through that, I discovered a love of creating my own stories to share with my family and friends. The elementary school I went to let us make our own books that were placed in the library. I remember my first book “Detective Leah” became a favorite amongst other students and that further fueled my passion for writing.

How would you describe your writing in four words?

My writing is influential. 

If you could pinpoint one common message from your work, what would it be?

That you can always rise above your situation. We are often a lot stronger than we realize so I believe it is imperative that we get out of our own heads and live! 

What inspired your latest novel “I know who the devil is”?

My book is a non-fiction piece that is based on a severely abusive relationship I found myself in, with an older man, at nineteen years old.

Can you describe your creative writing process?

I always start with a title, whether or not that title makes it to the final project doesn’t matter to me, it gives me a way to visualize my plot. From there I am able to flesh out the story and each character. I also like to let my creative juices flow on paper… so I write without worrying about errors then go back and revise later. 

 What is next for you?

I am constantly creating so the next thing I plan to put out is a book of poetry and short stories. I have a fiction novel in the works as well that I am hoping to release next year. 

How can readers connect with you? 

Readers can connect with me on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook! I am always interested in discussing my work and the writing world as a whole. I feel like every conversation is a learning experience. 

What is your definition of a Pretty Woman Who Hustles? 

Being pretty is something that shines from the inside out. When she is pretty on the inside it reflects, and to see that same woman with drive, and ambition really showcases the hustle in her. A Pretty Woman Who Hustles gets it by any means necessary, confident in her abilities and demeanor. 

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Meet Author Sabrina Oyinloye

Sabrina Oyinloye is a Multipotentialite. She Engages In Ranges Of Activities Which Includes: Brand Management, Content Development, Fictional Writing, And Fashion Designing. The Charismatic Beauty Started Her Life As A Commercial Model For Magazines And Consumer Goods Companies. She Obtained Her Ordinary National Diploma in Mass Communication From The Polytechnic Ibadan and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Lagos.

She Is The Founder & Executive Director of Lioncubs Dream World; a Business Venture That Comprises Lioncubs Romance And Lioncubs Apparel.

She is a multigenre author of twelve books, When The Hearts Bind, A promise Renewed, A Piece Of You, To Tame The Amber-eyed Feline, Unyielding Flame, Prince Omotade Rules Of Engagement & Prejudice, The Hidden Scar: Tokophobia, Rein In Destiny. Series: When You kissed Me (A Valentine Seasonal Series – Mystery/International Crime), Christmas Wish (Seasonal Christmas Stories), Deja Vu: The Realm Surfer(A mythological fairytale/Supernatural Fantasy)

She Is A wife And A Mother of Two Lovely Boys And A Beautiful Daughter.
She enjoys Reading, Travelling, People Watching, Movies, Searching for the Next Adventure.

Her everyday Mantra “Because I believe there are no challenges in life that cannot be surmounted, I’m all about creating the most engaging, inspiring, educational, adventurous, passionate, and thrilling experiences for my readers.”

You are a woman with many titles, how do you balance your day-to-day demands of life and still make time to write?

My fashion business is a make-on-demand kind of arrangement. That is when clients want a set of branded shirts or jackets for their businesses or an individual wants a customized outfit or dinner dress we make it when the order comes in. That gives space for me to explore my other creative side. So when I am not marketing, or under pressure to finish an order, I draft dress patterns using my daughter as my model – which she often finds quite exasperating, but it is hardly my fault she has a perfect mannequin figure for it. Or maybe it is. (laughs.)

While drafting or sewing – I have my own special room for this, the solitude gives me the luxury for my brain to cook up the entertainment for myself. And so the stories are like movies in my head geared by an experience, or an encounter somewhere, somehow. So when I have a personality shift, if that makes sense, from the fashion designer to the Author, I merely download and breathe life to the drama playing in my head. And more often than not, like the readers, I do not know how the stories would end until the final word is written.

When did you realize you held a passion for writing and sharing stories from all genres?

I had wanted to be a news anchor and or a journalist. Growing up, I thought they were pretty cool and knowledgeable.

And I figured they get to go on adventures in search of stories to keep everyone abreast with what was going on in the world. Hence my diploma in Mass communication. And I even did my Industrial Attachment/Internship at the Guardian Newspaper, writing articles and covering sports events which were published under Junior Guardian, Sunday Desk from February to April 1999.

I could still remember how excited and proud I was to see my stories and my name boldly written under the headings in the newspaper. But I later changed my mind and decided on Business Administration for my first degree. For some reason, I felt the news writing was a tad rigid and formal. It has certain rules you mustn’t break and doesn’t give room for one to be creative enough. 

A friend who went ahead to make that dream come true for himself and became a Television host, met me a few years ago and asked about my journalism career and wasn’t quite pleased that I dropped it. 

He insisted I should explore the passion I had for writing and that it would be a shame to just let it die. He was so adamant about it, and pestered me thereafter, that I decided to write a detective story, using him as my MC with the aim, of course, to kill off his character just so I could make him stop! 

And bless his heart, after reading the manuscript he replied: “Okay . . . ouch, what next?”  

Let me just say, he made me start. And once I ignited that fire, I couldn’t stop. And I am blessed to have met someone like that. 

About the genre. Believe it, I didn’t know I was writing more than one genre until I joined the writing community. I suppose I just have that talent and I was just . . . writing. 

How would you describe yourself as a writer?

 I like my readers to be able to feel the emotion and clearly visualize my characters and connect or empathize strongly with them, and so I feel the emotion and strive to interpret it well enough for the readers to grasp and somehow experience it. I suppose then you could say, I am the kind of writer who connects strongly with my poetic range of written words. 

 As someone who has written numerous books, what does your creative process look like?

 An experience or an encounter ignites a storyline and it begins. Scenarios play repeatedly in my head with the title and by the time my Author side surfaces, I already have my work cut out for me.  

Cover: I would normally not move from this stage until the cover fits the story and each time I look at it, it inspires and tells a story of its own. 

 Names: The concept of the storyline gives me the idea of the characters’ names. If the MC is going to be a Prince or a Warrior, the name must, somewhat, mirror the personality. 

The Story Drafting & Editing: This stage doesn’t end until I can read through the story and find no desire or urge to change a thing. 

What common message do you hope women take away from your work?

I like to write about strong, capable female characters. I suppose as an African, it’s an indelible trait. I also let the vulnerable side slip at times making it apparent that the two sides can be balanced with a desirable result. And thus, let us know as women that we have an indestructible, innate strength that can make us wade through almost anything! And being vulnerable with others or appearing so, doesn’t necessarily mean weakness. 

What is next for Sabrina as an author?

I hope to continue to be productive: turn all my books into audiobooks in different languages. And adapt a few into movies and/or television series. I would also like to get Masters’s in Literature and Creative Writing. And lastly, when I’m ready, get a few of my new projects, traditionally published. 

What is your definition of a Pretty Woman Who Hustles?

A physically attractive female with an intelligent mind and the propensity for productivity. 

Meet Author Kimberly “DuWaup” Bolden

For the next 100 days, We are featuring Female Authors from across the nation for the sole purpose of highlighting books created by women for women.

Meet Kimberly “DuWaup” Bolden. Singer, songwriter, spoken word artist, and coach DuWaup is a quadruple threat who has been bringing her own brand of flavor to the art scene for nearly 20 years! She is a pioneer who has conquered the mic, the stage, and everything in between and she is showing no signs of slowing down. With five independent albums, an artist development company, and a highly sought after poetry slam, (DuWaup’s Cincinnati Poetry Slam), DuWaup has also recently become a published author with the upcoming release of her debut poetry book titled, “SINCERELY, DuWaup” to be launched in December 2021 accompanied by her first digitally distributed audio recording project, titled “SINCERELY, DuWaup the Soundtrack” to be released on all streaming platforms. Pre-ordered autographed copies of her debut book are available at duwaup.com or in e-book format at amazon.com

At what moment did you realize you held a passion for writing?

I knew I had a passion for writing when it became my peace. I’ve expressed myself in writing in ways I’ve never been able to speak. I’ve shared some of my writing, but there are still many I have yet to share.

If you could use any four words to describe your work, what would it be?

Sincere (of course), revealing, thankful, and relatable.

What was the inspiration behind your book “SINCERELY, DuWaup”?

The inspiration behind “SINCERELY, DuWaup” was a desire to use my words as an avenue to connect with the world. As much as my poems are an expression of me, I’m positive that people can relate. There’s nothing we experience that someone else has not experienced. There’s nothing new under the sun. I recognize that being a poet, a writer, and a performer are gifts that give to others. I appreciate that. I love that. 

 What message do you hope women walk away with after reading your work?

When women read this book, I hope they walk away feeling reassured. I hope that people read these poems, relate to them, and understand that they are not alone.  

What advice do you have for an upcoming author?

Some of the best advice I’ve received thus far is “Don’t overthink it.” So, I’ll pass that on. Overthinking things leads to questioning yourself which can then lead to self-doubt. I know. Be authentic and just write.

What is next for Kimberly “Duwaup” Bolden”?

Well, there’s actually a soundtrack to SINCERELY, DuWaup that I recorded simultaneously while writing the book. So, this is actually a dual project. The book is published by Shuga Shuga Publishing LLC (Dallas, TX) and the soundtrack will be released on ThundaGrownd Produckshunz LLC (St. Louis, MO). Both projects will be officially released on December 3, 2021, which also happens to be my birthday. 

Bonus: What is your definition of a Pretty Woman who Hustles? 

A Pretty Woman who hustles is a woman who is persistent and dedicated to reaching her goals. She knows there are ups and downs and ebbs and flows to every situation, but she doesn’t let the down times get to her. She hustles with dedication and determination knowing that hard work always pays off. 

Support Kimberly by pre ordering your copy of her book Here.

Meet Author Elizabeth Johnson

For the next 100 days, We are featuring Female Authors from across the nation for the sole purpose of highlighting books created by women for women.

Brooklyn, New York native, Elizabeth Johnson is a break-out author with a very promising writing career ahead of her. Signed with PlaTy Multimedia & Publishing, Elizabeth is introducing her first work to the world of children’s books on May 16, 2021. Her debut title, Just Like my Dad, is co-authored with the already well-established author, Tyrell Plair. Elizabeth is currently the Director of Marketing with PlaTy Multimedia and Publishing.

Elizabeth’s resume boasts an Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education, an Associate of Arts in General Education, and she is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management. Currently residing in Palm Bay, Florida with her husband and son, Elizabeth spends her spare time baking, watching football, traveling, honing her skills as a photographer, and volunteering in the church and her local community.

When did you discover your passion for writing?


I discovered my passion for writing through my career as an educator and a parent. I had a desire to inspire society with inspirational stories and quotes that promoted growth and developed drive. I aspire to never give up, and I wanted to portray that to everyone that I come in connection with.


If you could use any four words to describe your creativity and writing, what would it be?
Desire Determination Growth and Passion

What message do you hope readers walk away with when reading your work?
After reading my work, I would hope that the reader leaves feeling like they are special, they do matter, and they have a valued opinion that means something.

What is next for you?
In addition to writing Just Like My Dad 2, I hope to continue my career as a baker and an event coordinator.

Where do you hope to see your work in the next 3-5 years?
In the next five years, I hope to see Just Like My Dad in school curriculums everywhere along with the Workbook and the release of future books and workbooks in the series. I also look forward to the release of a book of inspirational quotes to inspire women.

What advice do you have for upcoming authors?
The best advice that I can give any person is to never give up on your dreams or yourself. If you have a goal or desire push to get it. Don’t waste the opportunity to make you or the world better.

What is your definition of a Pretty Woman Who Hustles?
A woman who is beautiful on the inside as well as the outside, and is determined to get the job done no matter what obstacles are set before her.

Support Elizabeth by purchasing your copy of “Just Like My Dad” here

Meet Authors Chyrel Jackson and Lyris D. Wallace

For the next 100 days, We are featuring Female Authors from across the nation for the sole purpose of highlighting books created by women for women.

Today we introduce you to Chyrel J. Jackson and Lyris D. Wallace. They are avid lovers, readers and writers of African American Literature. They grew up in a Southern Suburb of Chicago, IL. Country Club Hills. As young girls they read Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, and Judy Blume novels. College was the real scholastic awakening introducing these two Literary Enthusiasts to the Literary works of their great ancestors: James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou and others. These writers influenced Chyrel and Lyris so much. It only makes sense that they would now be writing in the Spirit of these ancestors. Giving a voice to social issues that plague our modern time.

Their latest self-published works are books of poetry: Mirrored Images and Different Sides of the Same Coin. Both Books mirror messaging “no pun intended.” Ranging from a host of life topics: relationships, frayed familial dynamics, juggling life,  single  parenting,  racism,  etc.  Some  have  said,  our  books  are  reminiscent  of  Harlem  Renaissance  revisited.  Our anthologies of poems pair current social and living conditions with poetic verse. In this volume the sometimes darker sides and motives of human nature are also addressed.

Where their first collection of poems Different Sides of the Same Coin revisited Harlem Renaissance and collided with

2019 social unrest, Mirrored Images rips off the bandages of human life experience. It forces one to see what most are happier pretending just does not exist at all. Broken, hurt people, hurt others. Spoken word is back and these literary writers take social justice and unrest to brand-new unchartered heights.

Writing  allowed  Chyrel  and  Lyris  to  find  their  voice. Surviving  a  deadly  pandemic,  navigating  life’s  rough  waters,  and continuing to stay true to themselves birthed their latest book Mirrored Images.

Can magic be recreated for a second time? The sisters believe that it can. We write about what we know. Our experiences as black women are what we know well. Our writing is lensed from that intrinsically authentic experience.

 If you could use any four words to describe your writing, what would it be?

Truthful, heartfelt, emotional, and therapeutic.

You two write your books together, what does the creative process entail?

My sister Lyris needs room to be creative, she can only write if inspiration is present. I’m much more of a technical/literal writer. Lyris is very emotional so I must give her time and space to allow for her creativity to flourish.

You’ve written several books, what is the one common message that flows in each book? 

People in and of themselves are enough. God doesn’t make mistakes. Whatever the package it was created perfectly. You are smart enough, pretty enough, the right weight, the perfect size you are enough.

What advice do you have for upcoming co-authors?

Just write. Both of our books were birthed because we journaled. You have no idea what story could develop from Journaling.

What is next for the both of you?

 Individually we have projects coming out. My sister Lyris is writing a story about single parenting and raising a son alone. I’m doing a cookbook with my mother in-law. We will come back together to release our non-fictional family drama based on our lives growing up called “If These Walls Could Talk.”


What is your definition of a Pretty Woman Who Hustles?

Our definition of a Pretty Woman Who Hustles is all hard working women providing for the people they love are beautiful. When you make ends meet and sacrifice for the sustenance of other’s there’s nothing more esthetically pleasing than that to us.

Purchase your copy here

Connect with the two sisters online by visiting the following links:

https://sistersrocnrhyme.com (website)

https://www.facebook.com/SistersRocNRhyme

https://meanmysister.blogspot.com

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0bFeDN3tzgYUpsg4hlxsaQ

https://twitter.com/SistersRocNRhym?s=09

https://www.instagram.com/sistersrocnrhyme/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/chyrel-j-jackson-b8089457

https://instagram.com/luvoreos50?igshid=169lnh0v6t2bv

https://www.facebook.com/lyris.wallace