C. Grayce Bernard
C. Grayce Bernard is an author, wealth empowerment coach, certified professional speaker, boss lady, mom and the founder of Choose Your Life, Inc. She has a fondness for female single parents and seeks to help them be more successful and efficient leaders in and outside the home. She has helped countless women write a new narrative for their personal and professional lives while raising kids alone. C. Grayce is the single mom of three amazing GIANTS.
Cassidy was exposed to many aspects of cultural arts as a child. Writing at an early age, Cassidy discovered her passion for creating imaginative stories; from short children’s stories to full-length novels, it was an outlet meant to be a part of her life. After completing her first novel, she set out to join the publishing industry and couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the UrbanEdge family. Cassidy is currently attending school in Boston for music composition with an intended minor in English. After graduation, her passion for writing music and stories will continue, and the ultimate goal is to see her story on the big screen.
Hannah Carrier is a Philosophy graduate and events blogger living in London. Having spent the best part of her younger years writing short stories and exploring imaginative worlds inside her beloved books, writing a novel of her own has been a self-affirming dream! With a passion to approach life’s most important questions and with a vision to uphold feminism through literature, Hannah hopes to continue writing strong characters that stay with us long after we close a book.
David Ravenwood has taught in the Texas public elementary schools for nineteen years. He enjoys water aerobics at the gym, reading, movies, and studying World War ll and the Civil War. Creating interesting characters in his novels that seem to come alive, and coming up with plot twists, provides his greatest satisfaction. His wife, Stephanie, discusses story ideas with him and helps with the administrative work for his novels. They live in Texas with their two cats, Fred and Felix.
N’Zuri Za Austin
N’Zuri Za Austin is an American poet, author, director, and screenwriter. She was born in Little Rock, Arkansas; however, at an early age her childhood was split between Arkansas with her mother and Newark, NJ with her father.
Austin first attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where she majored in Business, but later in life changed her degree to Mass Communication with an emphasis in Journalism. After being cast as an extra in a music production by Professor Kyle T Miller, she began to realize that the true beauty of words were in the motion they created, and so set out to write life.
She is known for her films, Unspoken Truth – a short on domestic violence; B astard – the story of a Fatherless Child; Battle Line – a Poetry in Motion Film Series, and her recently published book, Fragments of a Reflection. She is also the 2016 ABFF/TV One Screenplay Competition Winner for her script Tale of a Script. Through her writing, Austin hopes to spark thought provoking commentary as well as arouse others to speak up and speak out about the painful truths they face on a day to day basis when they look at themselves in the mirror. She believes that it is time we all stopped hiding behind the truth, and start living in spite of it.
Skyy is a native of Arkansas and a staunch advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness for women and girls. Banks is driven to educate and empower others on positive life style behaviors. As a previous Rising in Community Excellence Award (R.I.C.E) recipient, Skyy was recognized for her work of raising awareness and empowering others in the metro Atlanta area about HIV (The Red Pump Project). She enjoys reading, writing, traveling, and spending quality time with family. Using her writing as a platform, she encourages her readers to explore taboo subjects and engage in dialogue to find solutions. Skyy is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. On any given day, she is sure to be somewhere impacting lives through mentoring and other civic engagement. Learn more about Skyy at www.skyybanks.com