Janaya Black


Janaya Black is a woman who thrives in the capacity of wearing many hats. A passionate writer at heart, she seamlessly blends her creative drive and aspirations into the many other facets that make up her impressive resume.

In 2004, Janaya wrote and published her first fiction novel The Breaking Point, followed by her second release in November of 2006, As Told By the Other Woman, and the third and final installment of the “Prison Chronicles” series Beautiful Rage: The Break of Dawn in 2008.

With the release of her first book followed the spark that ignited her love for the art of independent filmmaking. After teaming with her husband Rockey Black, president of Goldline Films, to create a trailer for The Breaking Point, she then went on to write, direct and produce four other short film projects and is celebrating the release of her first feature length film, Till Death...Do Us Part, which went straight to DVD in 2009.

Janaya serves as president/CEO of Black-Smith Enterprises, which is an entertainment infrastructure she created to house all of her creative projects. Black-Smith Enterprises is currently in negotiations to turn The Breaking Point into a feature length film, among several other projects that are in development. She is also a managing partner and founder of the Trinity Film Coalition, which is a Michigan based film organization that is dedicated to the advancement of independent film.

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The Prison Chronicles Series
Check out the most compelling trilogy book series! Vanessa Jackson is on assignment for the Women's Lib Magazine and the tales of the three women she will encounter will change her life forever. Now available at all major bookstores and online.


Beautiful Rage: The Break of Dawn
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 40,850. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Christian, Fiction » Urban
Vanessa Jackson is back on the job and this time she has been assigned to interview Dawn Langston, a woman turned vigilante after the brutal kidnap and murder of her sister. The violently cold-blooded and savage nature of the crime leads Vanessa to question her ability to execute her assignment successfully without losing herself completely.
As Told By the Other Woman
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 32,480. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » African, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Vanessa Jackson is on the job again for the Women’s Lib Magazine at the Wayne County Women’s Correctional Facility, and this time it's to interview Timberlyn Crawford, a woman sentenced to life for cold-blooded murder. What would drive a young girl to commit such a heinous crime? Lust and lies are the underlying forces that drove this seemingly harmless girl to do the unthinkable.
The Breaking Point
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 37,720. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » African, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
The Breaking Point is the powerful story of a woman’s imprisonment for the brutal murder of her husband. You will fall whole-heartedly into this roller-coaster journey through the life of a woman who has seen every kind of hardship life could have to offer.

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