Yani is an Amazon Best Selling Author of six novels hailing from the North Philly and Germantown sections of Philadelphia. She’s been in the top 20 of African American Fiction-Urban Life for her A Thug’s Redemption series and debuted at number 12 in Romance and Erotica for Obsessive Intimacies. Her recent psychological thriller peaked at number 12 in Thriller, Mystery & Suspense.
Yani has a unique way of bringing stories to life, giving her readers the feeling that they are watching a movie with every page that is turned in her books. Her characters are real, raw and easy to relate to while her storylines are original, and have the ability to evoke emotions in the readers from start to finish.
She has been featured in Yo! Raps magazine for A Thug’s Redemption and was also a featured author at the 2013 Houston Black Book festival.Yani first got her start writing for her school paper at University City. Her popular poems granted her an invitation to the Tri-State area’s number 1 Hip-Hop and R&B radio station, where she recited one of her most memorable pieces, “Why Tyrone Can’t Read.“ She then moved on to performing at various open mic nights in Philadelphia before landing a publishing deal with Publish America. With the desire to self-publish and develop her own production company, Yani bought back the rights to A Thug’s Redemption and re-released it under her own publishing company, Anitbeet Productions. She then followed up with two sequels and penned her first erotic novel in 2014.
Yani resides in Philadelphia with her three children and is currently in the process of turning A Thug’s Redemption into an independent film and working on her seventh novel, Licked Into Submission, which will be released Fall of 2016
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