Yasheca is a native of Troy, New York. Yasheca is an avid reader of all genres of novels but has a special love and loyalty to urban fiction and street literature projects. As a teenager attending Doyle Middle School in Troy, New York, is where she began writing poetry and song lyrics inspired by the street flow and lyrics of Rhythm and Blues and Hip Hop music. Reading A Hustler’s Wife by Nikki Turner encouraged her to begin writing and go after her dream of having the world read her work. The support of family and friends encouraged her to complete her first novel “The Heart Don’t Lie: Jewels’ Dilemma.”
Yasheca has is currently pursuing an MBA at Western Governors University and working on her second novel. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, spoken word and reading.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I became an indie author because I had a few bad experiences with publishers. Therefore, I chose to self-publish my novel in hopes of getting the story out there.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I am new to Smashwords and have yet to see the benefits of using this platform for book exposure. I will update this question when I have more experience with the platform.
Jewels is an around-the-way girl who prides herself on being the sexiest amongst her crew. Black, is her tall, dark, and handsome lover who will do anything to protect her. She soon discovers that loving a man like Black, a drug dealer, comes with many ups and downs.