A native of Colorado, Mrs. Yolanda M. Johnson-Bryant, currently resides in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina, with her husband. She has two grown children and is a proud grandmother.
This author is currently a freelance writer, novelist, editor, ghostwriter, social media specialist, speaker and a literary and entrepreneurial advocate. She is the founder and owner of Literary Wonders!, Literary Wonders! Kids, LW Media Group and Bryant Consulting. She is the former editor for AMAG Online, and columnist for RAW Sistaz Literary Services, Christian Fiction Online Magazine, Women Entrepreneur Learning and Leadership, D-Mars.com and Examiner.com.
To date, this author has three titles published; My Daughter’s Keeper (2005, out of print), Circumstances(2006) and Crimes of Passion: The Anthology (2006).
Although her background is computer science, Mrs. Johnson-Bryant is a jack of all trades. Her skills range from nursing to being a private investigator; from being a stock broker to administrative support. Mrs. Johnson-Bryant’s passion for writing began early in life. She started writing poetry at an early age and then moved on to writing songs for a group she formed with high school friends called “The Purple Passionates”. In mid 1998, Mrs. Johnson-Bryant entered and won a short story contest sponsored by Playboy Magazine and Fastweb.com. She started her first novel project in 1998, which birthed several projects; My Daughter’s Keeper being the first of her completed projects.
My Daughter’s Keeper, the author’s debut novel, was launched December 4, 2004 at Black Images Bizaar in Dallas, Texas. She re-worked, re-published and re-titled it Circumstances.
Yolanda’s literary network, Literary Wonders! was formed in 1995 and presents to bring literary awareness and responsibility to minorities. The organization conducts an annual anthology project which features new and established author. The first published is Crimes of Passion: The Anthology which was released June 2006. Mrs. Johnson-Bryant co-authored the anthology which includes short stories by Rhonda M. Lawson, Belinda Williams, John A. Wooden, L.J. Wilson, Sydney Molare, Vincent Alexandria, Gregory Townes, Jana Jay, T.L. Gardner, Deanna Smith and Cherry Hampton.
The author is currently working on several projects to include Revelations, the sequel to Circumstances, Second Time Around: The Anthology, which includes shorts stories from Vanessa A. Johnson, Harold L. Turley II, Rhonda M. Lawson, L.M. Tatum, Rowena Winfrey and Kim Robinson. She also is working on joint venture with authors, John A. Wooden and Gregory Townes as well as a non-fiction work about diabetes. She plans on launching a children and teen series in early 2011.
Mrs. Johnson-Bryant is a member of The Nussbaum Entrepreneurial Center for Women, Women of Leadership and Learning (WELL Women). She is the Vice President of Education for Speakerpreneur Toastmasters Club Number 1407099, District 37. She also conducts workshops and classes on writing and entrepreneurship. She is a member of several reading and writing groups.
Coming fall 2010, the much anticipated sequel to Circumstances, Revelations!
You asked for more Barbara Jean and you've got it. The tables have turned and now Barbara Jean finds herself needing Renee after she is diagnosed with cancer. But Renee is not so sure Barbara Jean has learned her lesson. Will Barbara Jean learn from her trial or will she use it to her advantage? Will the truth come out about Renee and Stuart? Will Renee finally walk down the aisle with him, or will she walk down the aisle with Charlie? Find out this summer.