Humble, down-to-earth, relaxed, reserved at times, and a cheerful giver, are just a few words to describe Tinisha Johnson. She was born in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and grew up and still resides in Denver, Colorado. Tinisha is an entrepreneur, an only child, and mother of two. Tinisha is a freelance writer and screenwriter.
Her deepest passion for writing started at the early age of eleven, when she wrote her first few chapters as a school assignment for a crime-thriller. She then began writing poetry when she kept several journals of poetry.
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One of her earliest documented poems written at the age of fifteen, can be read at Poets Haven, entitled, "Prisoners of Life." After poetry, she began writing short-stories, then more novels and also articles. She is also credited to writing a non-fiction self-help book titled Lessons Learned, which started as a journal, which journey's life of women of color, which she was honored to discuss on a TV news interview in Chicago on WGN-TV.
Tinisha has written various articles for 'The Black Corner' section of a local urban magazine entitled, Denver's Finest Underground. In 2004, her short story, "Mother and Son Moment," was published in the Chicken Soup for the African American Soul (2004). She also has a story featured in the Chicken Soup for the Soul: Moms and Sons (2008) and her story has been chosen as one of the 101 Best Stories. Her poetry can be seen on various sites, including her own poetry website. She contributed poetry to a collaborated anthology, entitled Step Up To The Mic: A Poetic Explosion, edited by Michael J. Burt. (September 2007) It features some of HBO's Def Poets and many more. Tinisha currently writes social and political articles for the Denver Examiner, a local news source. You can view her articles here: Denver Examiner - Tinisha. She was also a columnist for Sister Space - Empowering Women of Color.
Tinisha's debut novel, Searchable Whereabouts, was published and released in February 2008 by Xpress Yourself Publishing. She also collaborated with two authors in the inspiring book, Somebody Prayed For Me. Tinisha is a versatile author and writes in various genres. She also has other literary works under her belt. Tinisha is known for saying, "I'm working on my next book or next writing project.".
In addition to Tinisha's literary passions, she is co-founder of a non-profit organization Authors Supporting Authors (ASA) which promotes avid reading and provides support and resources to authors. It's a great network of talented authors, artists, poets, professionals and publishers. Tinisha also manages the website.
Some of Tinisha's influences are her mother, Eula B. Johnson, who passed August 14, 2015. "My mother was the love of my life!"
Other influences, Maya Angelou, Stephen King, James Patterson, John Rohn, Eric Thomas, Tony Robbins, Bob Proctor, and Oprah. She also says that she's influenced by new and old authors alike who are passionate about what they do.
Lastly, Tinisha has an Associates Degree in Business Studies, a Paralegal Certificate and a Bachelors Degree in Business Management and a Masters in Screenwriting.
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