Janaya Black

Biography

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

Janaya serves as president/CEO of Black-Smith Enterprises, an entertainment infrastructure created to house all of her creative projects.

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 to create a trailer for The Breaking Point, she then went on to write, direct and produce several short film projects and released her first feature length film, Till Death...Do Us Part, to DVD in 2009. In subsequent years, she went on to complete a plethora of other stage and film productions that include The Breaking Point, Idol, I Am My Sister’s Keeper, Why Do Men Cheat and Loud Pack, and most recently Warrior Pride, which was released in December 2018.

Janaya is the proud mother of two beautiful children, a community advocate and in her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, playing sports and reading.

For more information about Janaya Black, please visit www.black-smithenterprises.com or follow her on Twitter and Instagram @janayablack.

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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.

Turn of the Cheek- Pre-Order (Available May 31st)
The concept of forgiveness becomes an unimaginable concept for one family as they face being torn between facing their son’s murderer and being compelled to help an innocent child whose life is caught in the balance. Turn of the Cheek explores the lives of two families, from two different walks of life, brought together by tragedy, who are forced to deal with God’s providence in a way that will change all of their lives forever.

Turn of the Cheek
The concept of forgiveness becomes an unimaginable concept for one family as they face being torn between facing their son’s murderer and being compelled to help an innocent child whose life is caught in the balance. Turn of the Cheek explores the lives of two families, from two different walks of life, brought together by tragedy, who are forced to deal with God’s providence in a way that will change all of their lives forever.

Books

Turn of the Cheek
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 48,990. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Christian » General
The concept of forgiveness becomes an unimaginable concept for one family as they face being torn between facing their son’s murderer and being compelled to help an innocent child whose life is caught in the balance.
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: 37,630. 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.