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AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR, LAQUEISHA MALONE was born and raised in Arkansas, where she currently resides with her family. She has worked as a Psychiatric Aide at a children’s Habilitation Center for 9 years, and is currently the Education Administrative Assistant at the same Habilitation Center.
Writing has always been a part of her life. She began writing fiction stories and poetry about the age of 13. It was her way of coping with everyday situations. She accredits Dr. Maya Angelou for her love of writing poetry.
Her poetry has been entered into numerous contests, and many of them were published in book and CD compilations through The International Library of Poetry. She also won many awards for these publications.
She taught Creative Writing at The Lighthouse of Wisdom for three years, and has released three books A New Pair of Shoes Step In Mine, Cell of the Mind, and A Walk In My Shoes. Anthologies she has participated in consist of Love, Marriage, & Divorce (Sher-Shay Publishing) and Sex, Lies, & Church (MEP Publishing). She has been featured several times online from Blogs, Radio, and Magazines such as Sledge Rock City, NuSouth Magazine, KnowUrEnemy BlogTalkTadio, The1Essence Radio, Larry Love Show, TUR BlogTalk Radio, One West Radio, Urban Grapevine Magazine, Garden of Eden Magazine, KWEE Magazine, and Strawberry-Lit Magazine. She also taught Creative Writing in her community for 3 years.
In 2013, LaQueisha Malone launched her own publishing company STRAWBERRY PUBLICATIONS, LLC. She wants to offer Authors a ripened experience of publishing. LaQueisha was Awarded 2015 Poet of the Year at the AAMBC Literary Awards.
Her future goals are to create youth based writing groups and workshops to give the youth a voice.