Authors

LAUREN CHERELLE

Lauren’s latest novel, The Dawn of Nia, is about the sting of abandonment, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the grace of transformative love. She has written short stories for Lez Talk: A Collection of Black Lesbian Short Fiction (2016) and G.R.I.T.S: Girls Raised in the South — An Anthology of Queer Womyn’s Voices & Their Allies (2013). Learn more…

Book(s): The Dawn of Nia  |  Accept the Unexpected

 

LATOYA HANKINS

LaToya serves as co-chair of Shades of Pride– organizer of the annual Triangle Black Pride. She’s an active supporter of LGBT issues and health disparities that affect her community. Her literary influences include Zora Neale Hurston, Walter Mosley, Anne Rice, and Pearl Cleage. Learn more…

Book(s): K-RHO: The Sweet Taste of Sisterhoood

 

V. NIKKI JONES

Nikki began writing short stories and poems at the age of seven. Kionne Nicole is actually a pen name that the author created as a child. “Retaining the name is a way for me to honor my childhood,” she explains, “and a way for me to carry on something that has always been inside me. Learn more…

Book(s): Lyric & Blake  |  The Space Our Love Demands

 

NATALIE KENNEDY

Natalie is a retired United States Navy veteran from Philadelphia, PA. She resides in Tampa, Florida and is currently crafting children’s stories such as COVERED and Red Light Prayers, in addition to future books. Learn more…

Book(s): Unleashed Voices