AUTHORS 2017

​Patricia A. Bridewell

​Patricia A. Bridewell is an award-winning author, nurse educator, and family nurse practitioner. She is also a contributor to the Brown Girls Books best-selling anthology Single Mama Dating Drama. Please visit her website at www.patriciabridewell.com.

​Sanjay Nambiar 

​The Super Amazing Princess Heroes are helping build a school in Uganda. But Kinney gets sick with a heart condition and flies back to the U.S. for help. The girls soon learn that one of their Ugandan friends, a wonderful girl named Gift, is sick with the same condition. She needs to fly to the U.S. as well – but what if she didn’t? What if a hospital in Uganda could help her and other kids? The Super Amazing Princess Heroes spring into action and show that being a smart, powerful, and kind girl can impact the world!

rita j. ray

​Local poet, Rita J. Ray, and artist, Pamela J. Patterson, hope you derive as much enjoyment, relaxation and mental inspiration from the coloring pages and poetry in their books as they received while creating them. As you color the drawings in Color My Thoughts, may the corresponding poetry shower your heart with rainbows. And may the uplifting poems in Because of Him bathe your spirit with peace and love.  

nikki prince

​Nikki Prince is a mother of two, who’s always had a dream to be a published author in the romance genre. Her passion lies in raising her children as readers, gaming, cooking, reading and her writing.
 
She’s a multi-published author of interracial romances with several publishing houses. Nikki’s also a member Romance Writers of America and has a Master’s degree in English and Creative Writing concentration in fiction.  You can find more about her and her books at www.authornikkiprince.com. 

T.M. MORRIS

​In 1970 after the death of her father Tia Morris moved to California with her mother.  In 1980 after college, Tia joined the Los Angeles Police Department where she held the ranks of Police Officer, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain before retiring in 2013. In 2006, Tia was diagnosed with breast cancer, 24 years after her mother died from metastatic breast cancer. While going through cancer treatment Tia was inspired to write her memoir, Mama's Curse, one woman’s story of struggle and survival. Tia currently resides in Quartz Hill, California with her husband of 35 years. 
Mama's Curse

​Destiny Johnson

Destiny Johnson is a Special Education teacher for LAUSD. She is a children's book author and has written three books within the series "Melanin Kidz". The books are titled "My Hair Is Beautiful and So Am I", "Betty the Brave", and "This Is My Hair and I Love It". Destiny also enjoys creating worksheets and other educational materials geared toward children with learning disabilities. She is an avid reader and writer in her spare time. 

​Jackii Lawrence

Jackii Lawrence was born in St. Andrew, Jamaica and grew up in Los Angeles. She graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. She has worked for over 30 years in the legal field as a paralegal. She later received a Masters Degree in Conflict Resolution with an emphasis on Meditation. She is developing a meditation consultancy business because her passion is to help others see and develop their full potential. She enjoys spending time with her family. She has spent most of her adult life counseling and encouraging people starting with her children, family members, co-workers, and anyone who reaches out to her.