Tanisha Niche Neely

Tanisha Nichelle Neely (play character is "Natalie") was born and raised in the salad bowl of San Diego, California. There, her passion for the written word was nourished by a buffet of social, cultural and political experiences. The poet, essayist, technical writer and soon to be novelist accepted her calling as a writer after winning her first district wide essay contest in the 5th grade. Tanisha currently resides in Indianapolis with her partner Tamiko; daughters Shai’anne, Abigail and Zionne; son Michael and dog Xena - The Warrior Princess.