Empress Simone was born and raised in the Bronx, New York City. She received her education from the Catholic school system and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications with a minor in Sociology. She also has a master’s degree in New Media Journalism and a master’s degree in Entertainment Business.

Empress Simone has always loved creative writing since second grade, where she remembers penning songs and skits with her classmates. She has been a professional writer since 2015 and under various pen names has published over 40 Urban Fiction titles on Amazon.com and 13 titles on Amazon’s new platform, Kindle Vella. Her work has made it to the Amazon bestseller list several times, and she has been named one of the Top 100 African American Authors by UBAWA for three years, (2017, 2018, and 2022).

In December 2023, Empress Simone signed with Tina J. Presents. Her best-selling series ‘Loving On a New York Hustla’ published by Tina J Presents Publishing Company is available on Amazon.com. Keep an eye out for more of her exciting work!

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