Melica Niccole

Biography

Melica Niccole was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. Growing up on the Southeast Side, she attended schools such as: Livingston Elementary, Barrett Middle, and Briggs High Schools. She also lived in New Jersey for approximately five years, where she co-founded an annual Children’s Book Festival in Camden, New Jersey and participated in local events. Melica developed a fondness of writing and creating things at an early age. Writing was a creative expressive technique that she used to talk about various subject matters, such as relationships, domestic violence, friendships,  and more. These subjects were mainly expressed in the form poetry. 

After graduating from college, Melica sought to be a published author.  Although she did not become a published author right after her undergraduate work at Otterbein University, the drive and determination within her stayed the same.  She has performed in front of audiences at The National Black Book Festival, Inspired Word NYC, The Ohio State University, Newark Public Library (New Jersey), Laughin & Loungin, Writing Wrongs Poetry open mic events, and other places around the country.  Her hard work finally paid off in August of 2010 when she released her first book titled, Dead Wrong. She has written 19 books with 4 Children’s Books in development and 1 Kindle Vella work also in development.

Melica has a Master’s Degree in Health Administration with a certificate in Human Resources.  She has worked with individuals with Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health Diagnosis, At-risk youth, children, and various populations for about 15 years.

Melica loves living outside the box and creating new and exciting things.  She believes that anything is possible with passion and determination.

Inspiration comes in all shapes, sizes, and walks of life.  A dream can inspire you to do what is necessary to get where you are going.  It is up to you to extract the needed information from the dream and make things happen.  Only YOU know the necessary steps you need to take.  At times, it may seem as though others possess the answers that you need, but you must realize that their answer may only work for them.  My challenge for you is to dig deep inside yourself to keep the Courage, Strength, Dedication, Passion, Action, and Inspiration alive and pushing toward making a dream come true.

Previous Events
Yonkers Special Needs Fair– Yonkers, NY
Children’s Book Festival– Camden, New Jersey
Independent Authors Book Expo– Roselle, New Jersey
2nd Annual ‘Read to Achieve’ Book Festival– Trenton, New Jersey
Children’s Book Festival– Camden, New Jersey
Collingswood Book Festival– Collingswood, New Jersey
Independent Authors Book Expo- Roselle, New Jersey
Poetry, Pastries, and Punch– Roselle, New Jersey
Children’s Book Fun Shop– Camden, New Jersey
Twitter Party (Starts at 7 PM)– Online- Twitter
TBAP’s Easter Fiesta– Online- Facebook
#ChooseCamden Citywide School Fair!– BB&T Pavilion (Camden, New Jersey)

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on the Southeast Side of Columbus, Ohio. As a child, I was more into art and performing arts. As I got older, I started to read and write poetry to express myself and my feelings.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I have utilized various book marketing techniques. Some of the techniques that have been effective are word of mouth, social media, and book festivals.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Melica Niccole online

Videos

Mental Stimulation
Saturday, May 7, 2016, I performed Mental Stimulation at the Poetry, Pastry, and Punch event created by Author Renaee Perrier-Smith (Owner of Independent Authors Book Expo). The event was absolutely amazing. I had the opportunity to network with fellow artists, talk to MC Elijah Brown, and hear the beautiful sounds of Niomie Luvv. Ms. Niomie was that deal guys. Check out my Instagram page at @MelicaNiccole to hear her sing "My Afro."

So Addictive
Newark Celebrates Poetry. I helped Newark, New Jersey celebrate with my piece called So Addictive. My co-worker taped the performance.

Books

Diversify Us
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,980. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
Alese Morrison is a fifth grade student at George Washington Carver Elementary School in Newark, New Jersey. Alese and her fellow classmates were tasked with a very tedious homework assignment to get their minds going. Some of them were up for the challenge, while the others relished in procrastinating.
Intimate Lies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Dating
This book is dedicated to helping people identify intimate lies and the liars who tell them.
Dead Wrong
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 24,200. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Success comes with a high price and Jacob's price was everlasting. Was Tasha willing to pay the price of success? Whatever she decided, Jacob’s love would leave her body limp with frustration, shock, betrayal, and deceit. Tasha Marie Smith was dead wrong or that was what she was told. She will soon admit her wrongness or feel the burdens of it.
Poetic Outlets
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,850. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2016. Categories: Poetry » Female authors
Poetic Outlets is a book of poetry that discusses depression, society, love, and attributes of a woman. Includes poems such as: Mental Stimulation, So Addictive, Passion, Lost, and more.
Mount Vernon Avenue: A Historical Place in Columbus Ohio
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Historical Geography
Mount Vernon Avenue is a book about a historical area in Columbus, Ohio called Mount Vernon Avenue. This book details the personal accounts of individuals who had the opportunity to visit the area and what they recall from their many visits there. These individuals range from the ages of 30 to 99 years of age. The information they divulge includes music, The Cameo, parades, and more
Journey to the Truth
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,930. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2015. Categories: Poetry » Female authors
The Journey to the truth is about searching for the truth by questioning common things, researching information, standing alone, formulating your own thoughts, and refraining from the common activity of "group think." It's time to free your minds and allow truth to have a constant resting place to call home.
The New Face of Disabilities
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 10,780. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Special education / general
The face of those with a disability is ever changing, making it more and more challenging to determine who has a disability and who does not. Wouldn't it be a perfect world if everyone was equipped with the right tools to assist those with a disability? Well, why not try to make it an almost perfect world? Melica Niccole provides you with guidance on working with individuals with disabilities.
Jacob: In the Mind of a Mad Man
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,880. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Jacob: In the Mind of a Mad Man is the sequel to Dead Wrong. The book is about the thought process of a mentally unstable individual who could snap at any given moment and he only has one thing to blame; love. How will his love interest respond to his unwarranted advances? What happened in Dead Wrong to make Jacob flip the script? The only way to understand him is to think like him. Now, let’s go

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