Lauren Simone Pubs Boards

Advisory Board 

Tanesha Bramwell-Mcken has extensive experience as an educator teaching children and adults. She is fluent in English and Spanish and has international experience having lived in Colombia, Mexico, Jamaica, U.S and Jamaica. She is a mother of two daughters, wife of a small business owner, currently a Spanish elementary teacher and translator, who is dedicated to linguistics and literacy. ​​She translates Lauren Simone Pubs' books. 



Faith Clarke

Faith Clarke is formally trained in Computer Science, Adult Education, and Psychology. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Performance Psychology, where she focuses on stress management and well-being. In addition, she is homeschooling her three children, one of whom was diagnosed with autism. She is the author of Parenting like a Ninja: An autistic mom's guide to professional productivity and the CEO and founder of Melody of Autism, which is a program to support families caring for loved ones with autism by connecting them with trained care specialists with nuanced insights into their family's needs. Designed and implemented a comprehensive curriculum for autism care specialist training and autism sensitivity training that reflects cutting edge perspectives on autism and approaches to building deep connections and facilitating learning and development in people with autism. 


  Naomie Gorham

Naomie Gorham, born in 2009, is a high level reader and lover of books. She is honest and direct concerning what she loves and hates about the characters, story content, and illustrations. She is one of the first board members to see our books before they are published and provide feedback. 

Cheryl Gorham is a mother of three who enjoys reading to her children. She is an avid reader, completed her undergraduate degree in Biology, and currently works in the legal department at an Engineering company. Combining her diverse skill set, she serves as a tremendous asset to Lauren Simone Publishing House.

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Matthew John is the father of Alyssa Simone and Olivia Lauren. He is a graduate of Fiorella H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, a school which specializes in visual arts and performing arts. As a child he enjoyed drawing, sketching, and painting. It is evident where the John sisters inherited their talent. He also studied at LaGuardia Community College and Charter Oak State College. He advises Lauren Simone Publishing House on the visual aspects of the books. When he is not advising LSP, he is with patients fitting glasses at Heights Vision Center or working on his landscape designs.

Andre Kerr is a highly motivated, result-oriented Engineering Professional with dedicated professional experience. He is a graduate of the City University of New York with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. He currently works at Raytheon Technologies - Pratt & Whitney Division as a Propulsion Systems Engineer and is completing his Master of Science at Johns Hopkins University. Along with his interest in furthering the synergy between technology, social capital and institutional support, he is also serving as the Treasurer for the Pratt & Whitney African American Forum, a corporate organization that advocates and supports Black/African-American professional and personal brand development. He advises Lauren Simone Publishing House regarding our STEM-focused literature.


Dalton L. Richards is the Founder of The Evo Project, a Philanthropic Program, the curator and editor of The Evolution Project: Stranger Alien Foreigner Nomad, consults on publications for ‘Sufficient For Today’, a self-help Christian resource by Sharon Haughton and has edited works such as ‘Was Jesus Really Poor’ and ‘Destined for Greatness’ (Devotional) both by author and
Bishop, Dr. Dominic N. Allotey. Dalton has also worked as Editor-in-Chief and contributing author for ‘We Are Urban Legends W.A.U.L from 2013-2016. 
His education includes a BA in Psychology from Mercy College in New York; and he is currently completing his Masters in Counseling for Mental Health & Wellness at New York University. Next to Psychology, Literature also satisfies his desired vantage point in the mind and behavior of people. In his
upcoming debut novel series, ‘Corinthians of New’ he gets the chance to explore the human psyche, his Christian faith as well as express his passion for Fictional Drama and Anthropology. He advises Lauren Simone Publishing House on prose and style.



Rose-Anne Uwague is a Life Strategist, Business Coach, Outsourced Operations Director, and Author. She is a published author of two books, 7lbs 13ounces and Plug In. She advises Lauren Simone Pubs on content and design. She is the founder of Light A Fire LLC, personal growth and professional development organization that provides life-enhancing resources and tools for women who seek to live healthier, freer, happier, and more purposeful lifestyles. She also serves small business owners who need outsourced operations, project management, and assistance streamlining their processes. Passionate about igniting purpose to help clients identify and achieve their goals, Rose-Anne has been nicknamed “The Igniter”. She challenges her clients through accountability and introspection to set milestones, tackles their vices, and operates in their power to accomplish their mission. As a Life Strategist, she distinguishes her productivity coaching by helping her clients pursue harmony, employ grace and strategy rather than hustling, grinding, and struggling. She was featured in Forbes weighing in on a conversation about whether or not we "should" be productive, setting expectations for ourselves and others, and overcoming common challenges during the pandemic.  


 Editorial Board

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Sharika K. Forde is a mother, grandmother and a student of life who has a passion for creative expression. She started jotting down notes of poetry many years ago. Inspired by her grandson, in 2019 she published her first children’s book in the Grandma’s Lil’ King Collection. The collection now has three books filled with colorful images and rhythmic sentences to engage little ones in learning about African heritage, being fearless and the importance of teamwork. She is a content editor for Lauren Simone Publishing House. 


Tamira Butler-Likely is the owner and operator of Likely Write Editing. She has been editing and proofreading documents for over 15 years. Her educational background in the biological sciences has given her a keen eye for detail. She especially enjoys editing books and essays, to ensure the authors present their best selves in their writing. ​​

Marketing Strategists

Shaneika Burchell-Kerr is a business coach and the CEO of Breakthrough to Entrepreneur (BTE Academy). As a business coach, her goal is to develop and empower Entrepreneurs by providing them with the simplest, most effective and efficient tools and resources, to achieve the best result for their business. Her main focus is on e-commerce, social media, email marketing and automation. She advises Lauren Simone Publishing House on business ventures, online marketing, and sales.