More About the Author
Renee Daniel Flagler is an award-nominated author and an award-winning freelance writer who has served in marketing, promotions and events for more than a decade. Under the divisions of Aspicomm Media, Flagler has been able to marry the things she enjoys the most; marketing, events and writing, into one fulfilling personal career.
Flagler has treasured the art of writing since she was a young girl and in 2004 she took her love of creative writing seriously and self-published her first novel, Mountain High, Valley Low. She later released her sophomore novel, Miss-Guided, in the spring of 2006. Flagler's third novel, In Her Mind, was released in 2008. She is currently working on her next releases, The House Guest & Raging Blue.
Flagler is also the founder of The Self-Publishing Symposium, a business conference for self and independent publishers, The S'Indie Awards, which honors the works and accomplishments of self and independent publishers and the Divas of Literature Tour, a multi-city book tour in malls across America. Flagler is one of the four resident "Literary Leaders" for WBAI radio's talk show, 'Off the Page.'
Flagler was awarded for Excellence in Journalism by the New York Association of Black Journalists, honored by Black Star News for her accomplishments in business for starting the Self-Publishing Symposium and honored at the Unlock Your Dreams conference. She received the Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005 award by C&B Books Distribution. Additionally, Flagler has been profiled in Literary Divas, The Top 100+ Most Admired African American Women in Literature, among literary greats such as Tony Morrison, Terry McMillan and Oprah Winfrey.
Flagler and her works have been featured in The Network Journal, Ebony Magazine, The New York Amsterdam News, Our Times, Caribbean Life, Jolie Magazine, Booking Matters, and Black Star News to name a few. She has also appeared on The Angie Le Mar Show on Choice FM, the UK's leading Hip Hop and R&B station, WAOK Talk Radio and WHCR.
Flagler is dedicated to mentoring at-risk teens and impacting literacy in inner city communities.
Flagler is a graduate of New School University with a Masters in Media Arts, as well as a graduate of St. John's University with a Bachelor of Science in Communications. She is a member of the, New York Association of Black Journalists, the National Black MBA Association, National Association of Female Executives and Publishers Marketing Association.