September 8, 2018
DEFINE A QUEEN
During our Queens Gathering, our attendees will enjoy delicious cocktails, hors-d'oeuvre, pop-up shops, photo booths, gift bags, participate in our interactive exhibit, and enjoy a book signing with the Queens.
Saturday, September 8, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
EVENT DETAILS: In sunny Miami join the Queens for conversations centered around arts, music, books, with celebrity appearances, surprise musical performances, and the “Her Pen Wall” exhibit.
Celebrity hosts and guests TBA
BIO: From teen mom to CEO, Tamika Newhouse, the author of 15 novels, has landed on numerous bestsellers’ lists and won 8 African American Literary Awards. Nine months after debuting her first novel in 2009, she landed a major publishing contract without an agent and went on to become the CEO of Delphine Publications. To date, she has published nearly 200 titles, launched careers of hundreds of writers, and produces the only entertainment award show for African American writers, called the AAMBC Literary Awards.
BIO: Myss Shan is an award-winning, national bestselling author and CEO of the highly successful independent publishing company Shan Presents. Myss Shan is the author of classics such as Rozalyn, and Addicted to a Dirty South Thug. She is on her way to bringing the same success to the film world with her new company Shan Presents Productions.
BIO: Jessica N. Watkins is the CEO of Jessica Watkins Presents and a National Bestselling Author. Born in Chicago, Illinois, writing has always been her passion and made her mark on the literary world in 2013 with the release of her classic, urban fiction series Secrets of a Side Bitch.issim.
BIO: LaShonda DeVaughn has had her fair share of hardships... Growing up in an environment where poverty was prevalent and death or jail claimed many people close to her, LaShonda was determined to rise above her circumstances... She became an entrepreneur at age 21, thereafter writing her breakout novel, "A Hood Chick's Story" which left a trail on many hearts proving LaShonda was a literary star. She has since gone on to write and publish other Best Selling titles and takes pride in coaching and inspiring women to not let their past determine their future.