About Shawneda

Solver and an Author

Pragmatically optimistic solver and an author. Penning and publishing encouraging stories about Black women driven by love, protected by wisdom, and surrounded by diverse supportive friends.

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about shawneda

My foster dad recognized what he called my “gift with words.” He encouraged me to make writing a part of whatever I did in my professional endeavors. When I self-published my first books in 2006, he pre-ordered the first copy of my poetry book, “All I Ever Wanted,” and my novel “Love Is…”.

Listening to my foster dad’s wisdom provided a secure foundation to pursue my corporate aspirations. Exploring technology to connect with readers led to developing marketing skills, technical writing, earning a certificate in Marketing with my Bachelor’s in Business, earning my M.A. in English, Technical Communication, getting PMP certified, and becoming a Technical Project Manager. His practical advice, guidance, and several of the books we read together, building the resilient confidence I’d need to succeed.

Many of my favorite memories involve a book (electronic or print) in my hands. I’m the author of over twenty-five books in five genres. I ghostwrote four books for clients. My current and future genres include women’s fiction aka contemporary chick lit, crime fiction, cozy mysteries, creative nonfiction, and devotionals.

Every story shared comes from the courage my foster dad cultivated with his love and support. While entertaining readers, I hope to encourage you by injecting some of the wisdom, fortitude, and desire to be a positive part of a community taught to me by my foster dad in each story, to honor his memory. My way of saying ‘thank you’ for having such a positive impact on my life. I pray everything I do ultimately God receives the glory.

Current and future fiction series: Goal PowHer™ series, Decoding Queens™ series, and SolveProKnowHer™ series.

Current creative nonfiction “For The Good: Collection of Reflective Essays, Poems, and Devotions.”

Works in progress

The Death is Yet to Come Front Book Cover

Cozy Mystery

Destruction Averted

Crime Fiction

Remixed in Citrus City

Women's Fiction