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Stefanie Newell was born and raised in Chicago, IL. She graduated from DePaul University with a B.A. in Finance. While working in Corporate America in various roles, she gathered valuable experience and business skills that contributes to her success as CEO of Write One Publications, Inc.
Newell is best known for her novel The Buzz: When celebrity gossip goes wrong… The Buzz has been described as a humorous yet introspective look at the entertainment industry and its allure. The idea for The Buzz came while Newell was freelance writing for Unrated Magazine and her entertainment blog The Music Hot Spot. After observing the entertainment industry and lurking on various message boards and blogs over the years, Stefanie put pen to paper and brought to life the gossiping, Internet diva Ebony Jenkins.
Published by her company Write One Publications, Inc., The Buzz has created a buzz amongst book readers and fans of celebrity gossip. Newell has been featured by media outlets such as WCIU, Rolling Out, CollegeNews.com, and the Chicago Fox television show Raw TV.
Newell’s company also published the self-help book Pull Your Pants Up and be a man! by author Bernice Harris. Actor Malik Yoba (New York Undercover, Girlfriends, Why Did I Get Married?) dispenses practical knowledge and wisdom in the riveting foreword. The self-help book geared towards young men between the ages of thirteen and eighteen provides a nine-step approach to a goal-oriented life. Pull Your Pants Up was featured at the Father & Son’s Madison Square Garden event last year.
Newell recently released the eBooks Book Marketing Ideas For The Author and How To Find Beta Readers and is currently working on her second novel Rules of the Game.
Stefanie Newell has earned a stellar reputation as the go-to writing coach for the first time writer who’s looking for direction on how to write and publish their first book. Through her writing, publishing, and marketing expertise, she helps aspiring writers to unleash their authentic voice and share their message through the pages of their book. Not only has she assisted beginners in bringing their book idea to fruition, but her expertise has also paved the way for her to coach an accomplished Hollywood film and television producer.
In addition to coaching authors through her How To Write A Book program, Stefanie is also a best-selling author who has written several books including How To Write Your First Book and How To Market Your First Book.
She’s been featured by media outlets such as WCIU, Rolling Out, CollegeNews.com, and the Chicago Fox television show Raw TV. Newell has also spoken at numerous book and film festivals including National Black Book Festival, Bronzeville Film Festival, and the Los Angeles Black Book Expo to name a few.
Her greatest reward however, is assisting her clients in telling their personal stories and fulfilling their goal of becoming a published author.
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Past Speaking Engagements:
National Black Book Festival, Bronzeville Film Festival (Columbia College Chicago), Bronzeville Film Festival (IIT), Los Angeles Black Book Expo, Father & Son Event (Madison Square Garden), John Hope College Prep HS (Youth Empowerment Workshop), Rotary Club (Forest Park, IL), Wordcamp Atlanta, WordPress Users Group ATL, WTAL1450AM (Freedom Train Radio Show), Blogging While Brown (2016)
Sample of Press Coverage:
“Stefanie Newell fully understands America’s growing obsession with celebrity chat. As the author of the novel, The Buzz: When Celebrity Gossip Goes Wrong, Newell delves into our fascination with the stars. The book revolves around the fictional story of Ebony, a successful black woman whose pursuit of the high life wreaks havoc.” – Rolling Out Magazine
“The Buzz” is a very enjoyable book. The plot grabs you, and then the interaction between the characters draws you in. The author gives us the background on each character in detail. This helps you understand each character’s personality and why they behave the way they do. This is what makes the book outstanding. “The Buzz” is a must read. Solid debut.” – OOSA Online Book Club