The Saving Our Daughters organization is so Excited on our Trustee Board Members, to represent our powerful women & men within the entertainment industry, to make powerful influences and impact on growth on selected national programs such as the Take The Oath.. and Yell Confidence….Initiatives
ENTERTAINMENT LAWYER FOR SAVING OUR DAUGHTERS, OMARA HARRIS, ESQ.
The Law Office of Omara S. Harris, Esq., LLC is a boutique entertainment law firm catering to negotiating, drafting and reviewing entertainment contracts for recording artists, actors, designers, authors, record labels, producers, managers and publishing companies. The Atlanta based transactional law practice primarily drafts and negotiates agreements for music and film related clients. Her esteemed clientele have achieved much success, including recording, producing and writing with platinum recording artists, as well as, acting in and scoring hit series’ such as ABC’s Desperate Housewives, Cedric the Entertainer’s Soul Man, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, The Braxton Family Values, The Real Housewives of Atlanta spinoff “Kandi Factory”, the upcoming Ricky Smiley TV Show, Gossip Girl and ABC Family’s Lincoln Heights. Her firm is currently negotiating with a major Hollywood film company on behalf of each the original creators of “Good Times” to produce the film adaptation of legendary hit sitcom.
Harris currently serves on several prestigious boards including the Atlanta Chapter of The Recording Academy® Board of Governors (Also known as the GRAMMY® Board) including having served as Secretary of the chapter, as well as, having served as Secretary of the Entertainment & Sports Lawyer’s Section of the Georgia State Bar and former Spelman College President Johnnetta B. Cole’s PowerGirls Board. On several occasions, she was also honored to participate with conferences and on panels for Grammy Career Day, the Billboard R/B Hip Hop Conference and Awards, ASCAP Expo, Grammy GPS and Atlantis Music Conference. She continues to support surrounding schools having served on panels for Emory University School of Law, Clark Atlanta University, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, Alabama State University and her alma maters Spelman College and North Carolina Central.
Windi Washington a Los Angeles, California native originally started her film & television career as an aspiring actress in her late-teens. Overtime, she gained entertainment experience and discovered that she also had a niche to work behind the scenes becoming known as a visionary for her creative marketing ability to push any project to the next level.
Windi developed an eye for talent and a taste for initiating cross-relationships between the entertainment industry and corporate sector. She has worked for reputable entertainment companies such as Paramount Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film, Creative Artist Agency, Vanity Fair Magazine and American Express Brokerage. She earned film & television credits for “Salmonberries” (1991) as a production auditor and booked featured roles in Live Shot (1995), Weird Science (1995), In the House (1995), Money Train (1995) and Up Close & Personal (1996). While going out on acting auditions she started a small business called Maxi Wade Agency to consult, produce events, market & promote entertainment brands in 1996.
Windi is a graduate from National University in La Jolla, California earning her Bachelor in Business Administration degree in 1998 during her position at Vanity Fair Magazine in Los Angeles, she accepted a position at American Express Brokerage she couldn’t refuse in 1998. Working at AMEX, she pursued her Master in Business Administration degree online at the University of Phoenix and studied at the Atlantic Theatre Company Acting School (Summer Intensive)in 2001. Unfortunately her outlook to continue working at AMEX came to a halt by the devastating tragedy on Tuesday, September 11, 2001 leaving her without any doubt to return back to the entertainment industry.
Relocating to Atlanta, Georgia in 2002 ironically a year later after the tragedy, she incorporated Maxi Wade Agency in October 2002 and held an audition to locate the best 30 out of 300 models to represent the agency’s brand. Windi quoted that, “Maxi Wade Agency will be very selective about the talent we represent. Having a small roaster of talent & models will enable me to give them individualized attention to manage and develop their careers. My ultimate goal is to push them to national markets for greater exposure.” This was the beginning of a new era for marking MWA as the first African-American owned agency to partner with Model Network, Inc. located in New York City.
Maxi Wade Agency’s talent & models were known nationally in recognized music videos, events hosted by major names such as Chris Webber, Shaquille O’Neal, Lloyd Boston, Ford Motor Company, Bronner Bros., AmericasMart Atlanta, Vanguarde Media, Maybelline and Fuctis Garnier. Within months they were featured in advertisements and national magazines such as Bank of America, Upscale, Vibe, Source and XXL just to name a few. It was evident that Windi made her presence known again and beyond the borders of Georgia. Shortly thereafter, she completed her MBA from the University of Phoenix in July 2004. After completing her education and repositioning herself into the entertainment industry, she relocated home to Los Angeles in 2008 to advance her career in film & television. She continues to maintain her professional relationships in Atlanta, Georgia and ambitious as ever to create new goals and experiences in Los Angeles.
Windi owns her title CEO and Founder of Maxi Wade Agency, LLC. Her title may be consisted of two words, but in her entrepreneurial journey she has reactivated her acting career and acquired a new title as producer. She herself is represented by Everett Johnson at William Morris Endeavor, an executive member at Women In Film, member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, member of the Screen Actors Guild & American Federation Television and Radio Arts, and a Board Trustee of Saving Our Daughters; while attending the Academy of Art University pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Motion Pictures & Television to seal their credibility and reputation in arts beside her name.
SR. PROJECT MANAGER OF THE RECORDING ACADEMY® , ERIN BAXTER
Erin Baxter – Baxter has been with the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Inc. for more than 12 years. As the Sr. Project Manager, she coordinates educational and networking events as well as managing member services. Her work with The Recording Academy® has allowed her to produce an array of music-driven events with top artists, producers, engineers, and industry tastemakers.
The Recording Academy (also known as the GRAMMY® Awards) is a membership-based organization consisting of songwriters, engineers, musicians, producers and music industry professionals.
Past experience includes work at Universal Records and Atlantic Records in New York as the national marketing coordinator and national promotion coordinator. For more information on membership information and the Awards, please visit www.grammy365.com.
Lori Hall was born in Indianapolis,Indiana and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and Atlanta,GA. She attended college at Fisk University in Nashville,Tennessee where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Communications. During her four-year tenure at Fisk, she completed numerous internships in public relations, radio and television. Immediately after graduating, she moved to Atlanta and worked at the Atlanta Journal & Constitution in Retail Advertising. A year later, Lori was accepted to the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Telecommunications at Arizona State University. It was there where she studied Broadcast Journalism, Public Relations and worked in the Promotions Department for a local radio station. In 2001, Lori completed her thesis on the “Portrayal of African American Women In Advertising” and graduated with a Masters in Mass Communication.
Lori continued her career in radio as the Assistant Director of Promotions and Marketing for WVEE/WAOK radios. After four successful years, Lori was named Promotions Director for WMBX (X-102.3) and WJBW (B-106.3) in West Palm Beach,Florida. Still climbing the ladder of promotions, Lori moved further South to Miami where she worked as Promotions Director of WMIB (103.5 The Beat). During her tenure there, she was nominated by Radio and Records Magazine as a Promotions and Marketing Director of the year. Next stop was back to Atlanta where she served as the Creative Marketing Director of Radio One Atlanta. In that role, she was responsible for the overall marketing of the Radio One Atlanta stations. Next move was to the East coast to handle the Marketing and Promotions for the CBS Radio Cluster (WPGC 95.5, El Zol 99.1, 106.7 The Fan, Fresh 94.7 and the Big Talker 1580) in Washington,DC. After two busy and successful years in DC, she returned back home to Atlanta,GA where she is currently the Marketing Director for the Radio One cluster which includes WHTA – Hot 107.9 / WPZE – Praise 102.5 and WAMJ – Majic 97.5 – 107.5
Outside of work, Lori keeps herself busy in various organizations including mentoring with the Boys and Girls Club and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. She also had a TV debut on HGTV’s “My First Place” where the search for her first home was captured on TV and continues to air on the network. She has also been featured in Who’s Who in Black Atlanta and most recently in the inaugural edition of Who’s Who inBlackDC.
Lori has a positive outlook on life and stays true to her motto which is “Life is too short, so live each day to the fullest.”
DAVID M. WHITEMAN, M.D., F.R.C.S.(c)
Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Board certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Chief and Director of Surgical Services for Gwinnett Medical Center in Duluth, Georgia
Founder of Life After the Fight
Board of Directors Member for The Sport of Giving
Serving the Atlanta community since 1993, Dr. David Whiteman is a cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon with ample experience in surgery of the breasts, face, and body. He has a special interest in breast reconstruction and is highly involved in supporting breast cancer awareness. Dr. Whiteman is dedicated to exceptional patient care and education and strives to provide educational information and the latest technology for his patients.
After receiving his medical degree from the University of Western Ontario, Dr. Whiteman completed his plastic surgery residency at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, followed by Fellowship training at Georgetown University in advanced techniques of cosmetic surgery and breast reconstruction. Today, he serves as Chief and Director of Surgical Services for the Gwinnett Medical Center located in Duluth, Georgia.
Dr. Whiteman is double board certified in plastic and reconstruction surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and also holds membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Since Dr. Whiteman is dedicated to providing patients with the utmost care and innovative surgical techniques, he offers advanced procedures such as implantless ethnic rhinoplasty surgery, state-of-the-art laser skin treatments, as well as specialized tummy tuck surgery techniques. He is also a featured contributor on RealSelf.com and Best Self Magazine, providing answers to surgical questions.
Serving in a national women’s and breast cancer organizations, Dr. Whiteman is the Medical Director of The Sport of Giving 501(c)(3), a non-profit organization that hosts grass roots athletic and non-athletic fundraising events, and founder of Life After the Fight, an interactive business directory for breast cancer survivors. Also, Dr. Whiteman created a “buddy system” for his breast reconstruction patients to find support and discuss their journeys to recovery.
In addition to his interest in breast reconstruction, Dr. Whiteman also has a special interest in helping his patients maintain healthy lifestyles, especially for post weight loss patients. Because of his passion for health and wellness, he has devoted a section of his website to health and wellness. He also offers lifestyle and weight management coaching sessions for his patients.
RADIO ONE PHILADELPHIA RADIO PERSONALITY, LADY B
A Legend is born. Starting out in hip hop fresh out of high school, hanging out at Kim Graves (Philly’s top night club at the time) she befriended the late great DJ, Lawrence Levan. She used to pick up the mic and mock Darryl Dawkins and Lloyd (World B.) Free and the other “toasters”, as rap was known at that time. Eventually she got better and better and was approached to do a record by legendary WDAS-FM jock, Dr. Perri Johnson.
So she went into the studio to record “To the Beat Yall”. That became the first rap record recorded by a female. This was a historic event. What most people don’t know is that due to the frugalness of the record company, she recorded the song in one take. She got some rhymes together and Lady B, her sister and legendary WDAS-FM radio personality, Mimi Brown put them on 3X5 cards and taped them up in the studio. She went into the booth, recited the rhyme once and the owner of the record company was like ”Okay that’s a take”.
After getting jerked at the label, she met Richard Cooper, a record promoter for Motown. He informed her that WHAT was looking for an intern. So she started to work there doing odd jobs and learning. She eventually convinced Mary Mason to let her spin some of the new records that she had accumulated (about a milk crate full) on the air. After bugging her, Ms Mason finally let her play some of the songs. The ratings shot through the roof and lady B was hired full time. After that Power 99fm outbid WDAS for her services and she started working full time as a DJ. Street Beat was born and the rest is history. Her show broke hip-hop artists such as: The Furious 5, The Treacherous 3, Public Enemy, Run-DMC, LL Cool J, Queen Latifah, EPMD, UTFO, Mc Lyte, Schoolly D, Big Daddy Kane, Rakim, KRS-1, MC Breeze, 3XD, Heavy D, and many many more!
On her Radio show on 103.9 WPHI, she spotlighted local artists by interviewing them on her show and playing their music. Independent local records that pleased her ear would actually find themselves in rotation. She is now broadcasting on Philadelphia’s premiere R& B station WRNB 100.3fm. in Philly. Lady B received the prestigious Philly Urban Legend Award in 2002 as a pioneer in Rap Music, the World Renowned Entertainment,” Role Model of Excellence Award, two Lifetime Achievement Awards (including the Douglass “Jocko” Henderson award) and is also listed in VIBE magazine’s History of Hip-Hop as “maybe the most influential female in hip- hop radio history”
“If there was no Lady B, there would be no me”-Will Smith -August 2011
DIRECTOR, RHYTHM & SOUL DEPARTMENT OF ASCAP, JENNIFER DRAKE
Jennifer Drake, a Political Science graduate from Clark Atlanta University, initially began her career working for the federal government. Thereafter, she pursued her Masters of Public Health at Morehouse School of Medicine. In 2005, the Oakland, California native decided to apply her talents in the entertainment business. She began to work, as an event planner, servicing clients such as Magic Johnson, Terrell Owens, Ne-Yo, Ford Motor Company and the former mayor of Atlanta, Shirley Franklin.
Thereafter, Drake transitioned to Director of Operations for the Aphilliates Music Group, where she coordinated releases for DJ Drama, utilized her event planning skills for clients – such as Radio One’s HOT 107.9 – and was an A&R. In 2009, Drake became the A&R Coordinator at Warner Brothers and worked with numerous artists including Gucci Mane, OJ Da Juiceman, Shawty Lo and Drumma Boy. During her tenure, she helped launched the independent record label, Versatile Records – currently, home to Grammy Award-winning artist and writer, Nate Walka.
In 2010, Drake relocated to New York City to assume her new position as the Director of Membership in the Rhythm & Soul department at ASCAP. However, soon after, she was promoted to ASCAP’s Atlanta office where she oversees the southeast region. Nicole George, Vice President of ASCAP’s Membership Group commented on Drake’s appointment as Director of Membership stating, “Jennifer’s diverse experience, passion for music and creative flair will be an immediate advantage to ASCAP and our goal of providing the best possible service to meet the evolving needs of our members. I’m very pleased to welcome her into the ASCAP family, and look forward to her contributions to the Rhythm & Soul department’s initiatives.” In the same year, Madame Noire named Drake one of the most successful women in the music business.
Established in 1914, ASCAP is the first and leading U.S. Performing Rights Organization (PRO) representing the world’s largest repertory totaling over 8.5 million copyrighted musical works of every style and genre from more than 390,000 songwriter, composer and music publisher members. ASCAP has representation arrangements with similar foreign organizations so that the ASCAP repertory is represented in nearly every country around the world where copyright law exists. ASCAP protects the rights of its members and foreign affiliates by licensing the public performances of their copyrighted works and distributing royalties based upon surveyed performances. ASCAP is the only American PRO owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. www.ascap.com
PRESIDENT/CEO BOBBCAT FILMS, ROGER BOBB
With two hit shows currently on the air and 11 films having been released in the last six years, all opening at #1 or #2 on their opening weekends, Roger Bobb is one of the most successful producers working in the film and television industry today. Roger is the President and CEO of Bobbcat Films a film and television production company based in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to creating Bobbcat films, Roger served as Executive Vice President of Tyler Perry Studios for six years.
Roger is the Supervising Producer of “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” which premiered on TBS as the highest rated first run sitcom in basic cable history. The show has taped over 222 episodes in five years. He also is the Executive Producer of the sitcom “Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns,” which premiered on TBS as the second highest rated sitcom in basic cable history and has taped over 140 episodes over a three year period. Roger’s theatrical producing credits include “Diary Of A Mad Black Woman”, “Madea’s Family Reunion, “Daddy’s Little Girls,” “Why Did I Get Married?,” “Meet The Browns,” “The Family that Preys”, “Madea Goes To Jail” “I Can Do Bad All By Myself, “Why Did I Get Married Too?,” “For Colored Girls” and more recently “Madea’s Big Happy Family”. The films have a combined theatrical revenue of over $500 million dollars. Roger has won Six NAACP Image Awards for his film and television projects.
Roger was youngest African-American First AD member of the Director’s Guild of America. He has worked as an First Assistant Director on over 50 films. He is the only two time winner of the Best Film Award at the American Black Film Festival. Roger was named one of the top 40 executives under 40 by the The Network Journal Magazine. He has been profiled in several magazines such as Black Enterprise, Essence, Uptown and TV Guide. Born in London and raised in Brooklyn, Roger’s career in film began when he was accepted into the Director’s Guild of America’s prestigious Assistant Director Trainee program. This highly selective program enables candidates to learn the intricacies of major feature filmmaking for a two year period under the guidance of some of Hollywood’s top directors and producers. Roger was fortunate to work with such legendary directors as Woody Allen, Mike Nichols and James Mangold.
Upon completing the program, Roger worked within the New York independent film community as an assistant director and quickly rose to the rank of producer. His many credits include “NYPD Blue,” “New York Undercover,” “Copland,” “Witness to the Mob,” and “State Property 2”. Roger attended Brooklyn College and the School Of Visual Arts.
VH1, NYLE WASHINGTON
A self admitted news junkie, Nyle Washington(featured on the right of photo) knew she was destined to be fixture in the media world. Nyle grew up in Moorestown, NJ and was a fixture in the theater department from elementary to high school. Being onstage helped to build her confidence, which helped her get to where she is today.
After graduating from Moorestown High School with a theater scholarship, Nyle enrolled in Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia as an English major. While at Hampton she participated in Student Government, the Student Leadership Program, Student Union Board, Student Recruitment Team and was the President of Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society. Nyle took an interest in the television industry and acquired several internships including one in the newsroom at KYW-News in Philadelphia and another working with the senior segment producer at Good Morning America. During her junior year, Nyle had the opportunity to study British Literature at Bath and Oxford Universities in England. In 2003 she graduated Magna Cum Laude and enrolled in a masters of Mass Media and Broadcasting program at Temple University with hopes of pursuing her dream to become a broadcaster.
While obtaining her masters degree, Nyle jumped at the chance to intern at HARPO studios in Chicago, IL in the publicity department for the “Oprah Winfrey Show.” While at HARPO, Nyle learned the ins and outs of public relations (pitching, press releases, press junkets, news clippings) and was instantly enthralled. While at HARPO, Nyle worked on the 13th season of “ The Oprah Winfrey Show” during which Oprah gave away cars to her audience members. The media frenzy that ensued served to solidify Nyle’s thought that she belonged in public relations. She was hooked.
After graduating from Temple University with a Masters of Arts degree in Mass Media, Nyle landed at MSNBC as an anchor producer in 2005 during a harrowing news years. She covered and produced segments on news events including Hurricane Katrina, Bird Flu, and the Iraq War. The publicity bug hit again and two years later Nyle went to work at Susan Blond, Inc., a publicity firm in New York City.
While at Susan Blond, Inc. Nyle worked her way up from a publicity coordinator to an account executive in less than two years. Her clients included Usher, Sean Paul, Ne-Yo, Keyshia Cole, Avant, and Lyfe Jennings among many others. In addition to escorting celebrities down red carpets for the Grammy Awards, VH1 Hip Hop Honors, VH1 Save the Music Foundation Gala, Fashion Rocks Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and The MTV VMA’s, she simultaneously promoted their various career ventures including Usher’s Broadway debut in “Chicago,” Ne-Yo’s movie debut in “Stomp The Yard” and the first season of Keyshia Cole’s BET reality show “Keyshia Cole: That’s the Way it Is.”
After three years at Susan Blond Inc, Nyle moved on to be a senior publicist at VH1 in 2008 where she currently works to publicize various shows and specials for the channel including VH1 Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Save the Music Foundation, and events such as VH1 Hip Hop Honors, VH1 Divas Live, Critics Choice Awards, VH1 Rock Honors, VH1 Soul stage, and shows such as “Best Week Ever”, “ Behind the Music”, “Storytellers,” “Unplugged,” “La La’s Full Court Life” “Basketball Wives,” and “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle” along with the Emmy-award winning VH1 Rock Doc franchise including “Soul Train: The Hippest Trip in America,” “Woodstock: Now & Then” and “Lords of the Revolution.”
CELEBRITY PHOTOGRAPHER & DIRECTOR DEREK BLANKS
Derek Blanks is a talent unlike others who share his craft. Celebrities request him exclusively for photo shoots and album covers while magazines like Essence, Ebony & Runway seek him for their iconic cover shoots. Never before has God given creativity and diligently studied skill been married to create the visual gifts that Derek Blanks offers the world! Though his client roster boasts some of the biggest names on the planet, Derek’s artistry is willingly available for anyone who desires to stand in front of his lens. For household names and housewives alike, every shoot is tailored exclusively around each of his client’s photographic wants and needs. A courteous trait often associated with the hospitable southern upbringing Derek undoubtedly received in Mississippi, where he was born and raised.
Even at a young age, the appearance of Derek’s talents were undeniable, prompting his parents to enroll him in specialized art schools designed to hone his budding skills. By the time he’d graduated high school, Derek was accepted to attend the respected Maryland Institute College of Art, where he studied Fine Arts and Commercial Illustration. After receiving his BFA in Fine Arts with Magna Cum Laude honors, Derek began his professional career as a fine art painter and free lance graphic designer for numerous Baltimore area clients including the Baltimore sun, City Paper & The Walters Art Gallery.
A new found love for the big city coupled with a longing for Southern familiarity led Derek to Atlanta Georgia, where today his talents have spiraled into a career garnering respect and notoriety from his peers and new found supporters alike. Cloaked in humility, Derek admits that he’s “honestly just thankful to be doing what he loves and counts it all a blessing”.
SIRIUS XM RADIO NINA 9
The First Lady of Hip-Hop Nation is a mix of guns and roses. You can find Radio Personality & DJ, Nina 9 holding it down on Sirius XM 44, and Dish Network 6044. When it comes to her radio show, Nina is known to be a straight shooter. She holds no punches and brings Hip-Hop to the world uncensored and raw.
Nina 9 is a native of the DC Metropolitan area but is now currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia. She has been in radio for twelve years and her career came as a surprise even to her. While in school for computer programming and working at a video game store, Nina was asked to be a guest on the former XM Radio show, “The Original Gamers”. She was and still is one of few women who really plays, understands and studies the world of video games. However, after becoming a regular on the show, she realized that she had been bitten by the radio bug. Armed with her experience and her love of hip-hop, Nina pursued her own radio segment on XM Radio. She started out on the XM satellite radio channel 66 RAW; after a few years she then decided to move up one channel to 67 The City. After a merging of the only two satellite radio companies in the world — Sirius & XM, her home is now on Sirius XM’s channel 44, Hip-Hop Nation. You will find Nina broadcasting there live Monday through Friday from 12pm-5pm.
What makes Nina qualified to tote the slang name for a glock? She earned the name Nina 9 for her love of guns. The daughter of a military dad, Nina learned from childhood to appreciate the craftsmanship and power of guns. When she’s not on the air or at the shooting range, this lady doesn’t rest. She is the founder of sister group of the Core DJ’s—The Allegiance—which is a somewhat exclusive group of women across all aspects of the music and entertainment industry. And in her “spare time”, Nina is training to compete in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She is an expert in Kenpo Karate, Tae Kwon Do and is currently training in Muay Thai to prepare for the challenge. But, don’t get it twisted! Nina 9 is still a femme fatal. Like most women, she has a serious shoe fetish for everything from sneakers to high heels.
Ok! But you still need to know what makes this woman qualified to be in the middle of the largest movement of our time. A music which has created a lifestyle that has taken over the world. An industry that some still may argue is dead or dying. Nina 9 earned her keep as a connoisseur of Hip-Hop. From the time she was 12 she was digging up underground mix tapes from various DJ’s and artists from AZ, Nas, 50 Cent, D-Block, Desert Storm, and many others. Her grind, love of the music, and lifestyle of Hip-Hop keeps her on top of her game.
Now, you can find Nina at various industry events like the Grammy Awards and NBA All-Star Weekend DJing and Hosting parties. Whatever you do, don’t turn you back or close your eyes because you just may miss Nina 9 as she shoots past you headed straight to the top of the industry.
FREELANCE WRITER MTV DANICA DAVIDSON
Writing has been Danica’s greatest love for as far back as she can remember. She always enjoyed telling stories. Danica started writing at the age of three by dictating stories to her parents and then drawing pictures to accompany them. This continued during elementary school, though eventually she stopped writing picture books and began writing longer and longer stories. By middle school she was regularly completing novels. The Los Angeles Times gave her the great honor of interviewing me as a fourteen-year-old novelist.
Since then Danica has gotten involved in professional journalistic work, writing for more than thirty different magazines, newspapers and websites. Some samples of these can be found on her Published Articles page.
Danica Davidson currently writes daily articles for MTV in addition to her freelance work for CNN, Publishers Weekly and other publications. She’s currently seeking to publish a YA novel that shows what it’s like when mythology meets high school.”