Founder of Posh Publishing LLC, this author, workshop leader, public speaker and creative writing teacher resides in New Jersey. Felicia is a child advocate by trade, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Montclair State University in New Jersey, which laid the groundwork for a career in child welfare. However, becoming a published author had been a childhood aspiration, even before she studied Creative Writing at an arts high school in Paterson New Jersey. “To combine the two most passionate things in my life – children’s issues and creative writing- I know I found my purpose. Not many people can say that. I’m blessed,” the first time author declares.
Felicia serves on the HIB (Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying) Advisory Board of a large Bergen County New Jersey school district consisting of over 3000 students. She has championed a myriad of children’s issues in the national not-for-profit program, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), as well as in the public sector- in child protective services- working in such positions as a mentor, an educational surrogate, workshop facilitator, creative writing coach, and a skilled child advocate. Enough of Frankie Already! empowers children to work together toward a solution for a common problem. Felicia brings colorful and lively presentations to children of all ages consisting of topics of anti-bullying, literacy, and creative writing. Her most recent presentation for young children, WORDS HURT, has resonated with youngsters and adults alike. Additionally, Felicia conducts professional development workshops for educators entitled, PEER AGGRESSION VS. BULLYING: WHY EVERYTHING IS NOT BULLYING.
Felicia formed the children’s division of Posh Publishing, LLC, Cookies, Crayons & Kids Media, with three objectives: 1) to promote literacy; 2) to celebrate the minds of young thinkers; 3) to empower multicultural youth to become involved with issues they face in their own backyards. “Kids aren’t blind. They know what’s happening around them and they care. My greatest joy is meeting children when I speak at schools. I get to see and hear how children’s big brains see the world,” she says.
Felicia enjoys traveling, dancing, and spending time with her two children. She is hard at work on her next children’s book to be released in 2016.