Temple University graduate and a Philadelphia native, Shataya Simms’s passion for writing began at the age of seven when she wrote her first short story for a school project. Since then, her writing style has flourished and continues to mature with her life experiences. After six years of service as a Project Manager, Shataya took a leave of absence to concentrate on completing her first novel, Living Anonymous and released it as a self-published author in October 2015 with much success. Shataya has since signed with NuClass Publications located in Philadelphia and has released her second book Nyce in January 2016.
“There are no rules in art; in creation. Art is a representation of life and life is messy so I love drawing outside of the lines,” is the creed that Shataya lives by. Although she embraces urban fiction, Shataya has plans on releasing a children’s fantasy series as well as venturing over into the paranormal world.
Not only does Shataya have a passion for writing, she also dedicates herself to talking to the youth, in particular young single mothers in hopes to encourage them to continue to follow their dreams no matter what obstacles life may throw their way.
Currently, Shataya is gearing up for the April release of Still Anonymous; the second installment in the Living Anonymous series and is on a promotional tour. She continues to write and is in the middle of penning out her fourth book while making a name for herself in the literary world.
Shataya resides in Pennsylvania with her fifteen year-old son.
Stacy is known for bringing versatile stories to her readers. With her you never know what you're gonna get, which separates Stacy's work from the pack. Stacy's books are full of passion, thrills, intriguing characters and so much emotion you can't get enough! If you want something different and unpredictable then definitely check out her work.
With Stacy every book is an adventure.
Myia White is a 28
year old Atlanta, Georgia native, where she was born and raised. She attended
Benjamin Elijah Mays High School and graduated in 2006. She attended Atlanta
Technical College and studied in Culinary Arts in 2007. She’s has been a
franchise owner for Taxamize Accounting for over 3 years.
She enjoys shopping, travelling, and she’s an avid reader. After receiving her Kindle and enjoying the many pleasures of reading that is when she discovered that she wanted to pursue her craft of writing that she once had back in her high school days. Some of her favorite authors includes Kellz Kimberly, KC Mills, Kwan and many more. She wrote her first book Pistols and Pain: Praying for her Love which was released on August 3, 2016 and released part 2 of her series on September 26, 2016. She’s signed to Kellz K Publishing.
Her dreams are to become a bestselling or national author in urban fiction, master the literacy of being a great urban fiction author before tapping into other genres and to release as many books with progression in every new book written.
Ciara was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. She's had a passion for reading since she was a little girl. She read countless amounts of urban fiction books before she got the urge to write one herself when she got into high school. It wasn't until her senior year in high school that she made the decision to get her work published. In 2016 she signed with Leo Sullivan Productions. While writing, she attends a HBCU with a major in English to become an Editor.
Ursula Sinclair is the alter ego for LaVerne Thompson an award winning, best-selling, multi-published author, an avid reader and a writer of contemporary, fantasy, and sci/fi sensual romances. She loves creating worlds within our world. Under Ursula Sinclair she writes romantic suspense and new adult romance with complicated relationships.
She is a certified chocoholic and is currently working on several projects. Some might even involve chocolate. But writing helps maintain her sanity.
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Ashley Cruse was born and raised in Abilene, Texas. She knew at an early age she always had a gift of writing and was blessed with the gift of imagination.
Ashley faced obstacles in life that would lead her to picking up a pen and paper and trying her hand at writing a book in her mid-twenties to redirect the negativity that surrounded her during that phase in her life.
She came across a self-publishing company who helped assist her with having her book published in 2011 but did little in directing her with editing and so forth. It wasn't until she signed with Kiki Swinson in 2015 that she began to learn the fundamentals of publishing a book. It would then open up a whole new world to the literary world that she had no idea even existed. Ashley would later leave Kiki Swinson in 2016 and she signed with Racquel Williams.
She is currently working on a couple of collaborations and a whole new series. She lives in Abilene with her three children.
Kiru Taye is the award-winning author of the Men of Valor series, the Essien series, the Passion Shields series, the Challenge series, the Bound series and the upcoming Black Warriors series.
Teresa Mason Browning is a woman of true insight and a lively spirit. She is the author of four novels, “Why I Kept My Past A Secret, Now That The Secrets Are Out, Living Free of the Secrets and her latest release, “A Black Man’s Pain.” She has traveled many places as a motivational speaker. Teresa was born in Lawton, Oklahoma but was raised in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. She now resides in South Carolina close to her children and grandchildren that helps keep her the jovial woman she is today.
Vaneka's VIP Literary Services has assisted many authors and publishing houses. Listed below is a list of everyone we've worked with. Many of them, we have assisted multiple times.
Ben Burgess Jr.
Dominique L. Watson
Jroc / Bryant Sparks
Keri D. Singleton
Keys / Arkeya Keys
Lord Shabazz Allah
Alicia Howard Presents
Blazing Pages Publications
Cole Hart Signature Novels
Dare 2 Be Dramatic Books / Brittani Williams Presents
Good 2 Go Publishing
Jan’a Sullivan Presents
Kiki Swinson Presents
Leo Sullivan Presents
Major Ink Publications / Thai Presents
MBP Publications / Mobetta Publishing
Racquel Williams Presents
Royalty Publishing House
Tiece Mickens Presents
True Visions Publications
Unique Pen Publications