Empress Simone is a New York native and former Journalism and Mass Communications Major with a minor in Sociology student. Her date of completion was March 16, 2020. She graduated from Ashford University Cum Laude with A GPA of 3.56 in Journalism and Mass Communications and a GPA of 3.33 in Sociology.
Empress Simone was educated in New York City's Catholic School System. She enjoys writing professional and creative pieces. She has penned a number of Urban Fiction Novels under various pen names. Her future goals are to win an AAMBC Literary Award, make strides in the Film Industry, and become a household name in the Journalism field making sure to obtain her Master's Degree in New Media Journalism along her journey. As a result, she has enrolled in the Full Sail University New Media's Master's Program. She is also a publisher, establishing her brand Empressed For Life Presents Publishing Group, LLC in 2016, which not only publishes other authors but the Contemporary Urban Magazine titled "Strictly for My People: An Urban Literary Magazine."
Empress Simone is not only an Indie Author and Publisher, but she is also a Black Social Justice Advocate, who strives to educate and empower the black community by, fostering a positive attitude toward studying and spreading the knowledge of Black history. She also serves to empower by encouraging the practice of applying the concept of group economics to community members’ everyday lives.
Empress Simone believes that there’s ‘Power in The Pen.’ As a result, she uses her God-given talents, to write letters, petitions, and thought-provoking blogs to distribute her unique perspective on a myriad of issues affecting the Black community. All done in an effort to promote and sustain growth, opportunity, and enrichment in the everyday lives of Black America.
Finally, being a woman of many hats Empress Simone, as of March 26, 2020, has started her small genealogy company named The Genealogy Plug-African-American Ancestral Researcher. Check out the company's business page on Facebook by clicking this link:
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Murder They Wrote is a thrilling anthology featuring four of Empressed for Life Presents’ astounding authors. This anthology includes the genres Urban Erotica, Suspense, Teen-Age Drama, and Street-Lit. Each tale is riveting, filled with betrayal, secrets, and best of all murder! Each story will keep you clinging to the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next? So grab a bottle of wine, find that comfy chair you love so much, and delve in!
"One day you will do things for me that you hate. That is what it means to be family."
Jonathan Safran Foer
Parker House, a bestselling fiction author, and self proclaim hermit. She lives an isolated life away from her family, thousands of miles away. However, a wedding weekend for her youngest sister summons her back home. Parker is dropped headfirst into old wounds that never healed, while also hiding a life-changing secret of her own. However, Parker isn't the only one with secrets and drama. Can she survive this wedding weekend or will the drama become too much for her to handle? Join Parker and her colorful family on a journey of love, forgiveness, and family in this heartwarming novella.
"You never truly know how damaged a person is until you try to love them"
Life for Zorya changed at 18 when she made an impulsive decision that placed her in a personal hell. Now at 23 she is involved in a new world she knows nothing about while trying to battle her own personal demons.
Phoenix Hudson is a man on top, who lost the two most important people in his life. Still being haunted by his past years later he is living in his guilt trying to be the man he once was. When you're living with a broken heart that's easier said than done.
When Zorya and Phoenix cross paths it is a case of fire and ice. Over time their relationship is tested through Zorya's rebellion against love and Phoenix's hold on his guilt. Can they both love each other through their pain or will their pain just make it too hard for them to love?
The explosive series picks up with everyone at the center of drama, lies, betrayal, and tragedy. All of Zorya's enemies are coming for her, even one right under her nose. As she struggles to heal and keep her loved ones safe, will she ever find her way back to the love of her life? Phoenix is on the road of forgiveness while suffering through another heartbreak. He teams up with his brother to go against their father once and for all. In the highly anticipated series finale, multiple bodies drop and twist and turns awaits each chapter. Will everyone make it out of this street war alive? Can love outweigh betrayal? Find out as these characters take a journey like no other.
A FANTASY REAL: When Life and Lust Collide
A beautiful, driven young woman and a handsome superstar struggle to stay together when a Fan's infatuation turns deadly.
Dionne Moses is a self-made beautiful young woman that has everything together. As the creative director and manager at Luxe Salons, Dionne has the life of her dreams. Working hard to live her best life, Dionne has no space in her life for distractions. Fantasizing about her favorite singer is the only action this driven young lady has time for. Enter Damien Strong. A sexy R&B singer who enjoys his privileges as a nearly irresistible, handsome, young man with enough money and power to have any woman he wants. Yin meets yang when these two come together and experience indescribable energy that supersedes sex. Their newly found passion is soon interrupted when the jealousy of frenemies and past relationships come in to play. What will happen when the infatuation of an overzealous fan turns deadly? Will their lust turn into a love that will get them through tragedy? Alternatively, will the fire die and leave them to figure out precisely what happens when A Fantasy is real, and Life and Lust collide?
The year was 1971, and Khalid Muhammad spoke out emphatically against the violence and drugs that plagued, Brooklyn community, and tragically he's killed as a result.
It's now 1985, and his wife Waseema struggles against all odds to hold the family down, but it all gets away from her, quickly. The oldest son, Mustapha, resorts to selling drugs; Rasheed, another sibling, gets caught up in robbing drug dealers; and a sister, Shaheeda, falls prey to crack-cocaine and prostitution.
To only make matters worse, Rasheed and his crew rob a larger than life stash of cash and drugs from one of Brooklyn's top dope pushers, and then make plans to take down his main stash next. Rasheed unwittingly stumbles on a break surrounding his father's death, and the web is further tangled.
But, all is not lost as Khalid's last words are revealed; an Arabic translation for the melodramatic lunacy of Rasheed's crazed world-the clue...Dunya! Be prepared for the mean, unforgivable streets of
Brooklyn: The do or die!
(Formerly Miss Sophisticated Bitch then bitch changed to Misfit by formerly known author Riiva Williams)
Emma Ross was a small-time lawyer at Regals and Ports attorneys at law office. No one quite took an interest in her or her life story, until that faithful day when Jerome McKinney Jr. came waltzing back into her life. Jerome McKinney Jr. is a sexy know it all lawyer following in his father's footsteps, but when he reunites with his high school classmate, the attraction was instant. When Jerome frigid wife shows up into the picture, Emma runs to the hills. On the first day of Emma's new job, a high profile murder of a Massachusetts senator falls in her lap, and with every twist and turn, she starts to wonder who Jerome McKinney Jr. is. It becomes an even more dangerous game to be played when everyone is a suspect, and with murders piling up on her doorstep, Emma needs to solve this case and fast.
The fourth issue of SFMP magazine include rant of the month by Author Sentu Taylor, A featured Article by CEO/Owner Empress Simone. The article takes a personal look at New York City's Mental Health and Hygiene System. This issue also include spotlights featuring Authors Edna J. White, Mnyama Nkosi, Jessica Wren and Lori Titus, recommended reads as well as publisher choice reads and Memoriams of Afeni Shakur, Muhammad Ali and Kimbo Slice.
This is the second issue of Strictly for My People: An Urban Literary Magazine. It is geared toward today's hottest Urban fiction authors (amongst other genres as well). We feature Essence Best Selling Author Brenda L. Thomas, NAACP award winning author Eartha Watts- Hicks and contributing articles from Best Selling Authors Sentu Taylor and Ceo Sid. They focus on empowering us with knowledge. We'll also feature an article from a dope aspiring author by the name of Kidd Synsation. Finally, a juicy tidbit to wet your pallets for a few whom may have felt left out the first issue, this issue (and ongoing issues) will feature a poetry corner. Thank you for your interest and all support. Spread the word and let your voices be heard by contributing your talent. Details can be found inside for those who want to pursue this matter.