KeKe Chanel is an award-winning actor of suspense and paranormal fiction. She began writing in third grade, starting with poetry. She spent countless days and nights under her bed reading book after book. Her parents tell her that she was a strange child. “I take pride in that,” KeKe admits. Throughout the years she explored short-stories, novellas, and eventually novels. She would use the characters she read about and her friends from school to create stories. She shared those stories with an English teacher who inspired her to write and take pride in it because she believed in her. KeKe started writing her first novel in 2005 but due to Hurricane Katrina, lost the draft when her computer hard drive was damaged. "It was a bit discouraging, but if that book is meant to be shared, it will," says KeKe.
When KeKe isn't writing, she enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends. KeKe is also a lifestyle blogger, writing coack, book consultant, and ghostwriter. Her debut novel was published July of 2012. It is called “Deadly in Stilettos.” It along with all of KeKe's books are available on amazon, as well as other book retailers. KeKe self-published because it was the best avenue for her, and doing so, opened another door which produced her own publishing company NDJ Publishing.
KeKe Chanel is from the small town of Greensburg, Louisiana. There wasn’t much to do in such a small town, so writing became her scapegoat. "There is nothing greater than the imagination," proclaims KeKe Chanel. "You can go anywhere in the world, with people you create, if you just open your mind. There are truly unlimited possibilities to where you can go or take someone else! As a writer, I use this philosophy for my readers."
She is a wife and mother of three, currently residing in Hammond, Louisiana. She loves the color red, although her favorite color is purple. KeKe also loves butterflies and dolphins, as well as puppies. “They simply warm my heart,” KeKe confesses.
KeKe Chanel won her first Literary Award May of 2014, and has been featured in VTWILLI Magazine. She was also nominated, and won, “Author of the Year” at the Black Writers and Book Club Literacy Festival held in Memphis Tennessee, in September of 2014. KeKe has been showcased on blog talk radio shows such as: My Cultural Conversations with Verona Mitchell, Let’s Talk with Ms. Shanell, and The Sharnell Williams Show.
KeKe graduated from St. Helena Central High School, and attended Southeastern Louisiana University majoring in Psychology. She is currently studying to become a Certified Life Coach. Helping others is the driving force behind KeKe's books and her motivation to be the person she was meant to be opposed to the person she is supposed to be.
KeKe attends events within her community and throughout the state of Louisiana, as well as meet and greets with local Book Clubs who feature her work. “Giving back to the people who support me is very important,” says KeKe.
KeKe has acquired a newfound love for teaching Creative Writing Workshops. For more information send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.