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Author Spotlight: Ghostwriter Tanisha Mackin


​​Award-Winning and 9X Best Selling Author, Tanisha D. Mackin was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. Tanisha is an Author, Ghostwriter, Philanthropist, and Publisher. Tanisha used her tragedies to help and motivate others through their pain. Tanisha knows all too well about violence and how it can affect the lives of family members. She was inspired to not focus on the negative and focus on the positive of her heartaches. She started Mackin Miracles, formally known as the Mackin Project to assist widows and children who’ve recently lost a spouse or parent to violence.


When asked what inspired this colon cancer survivor to work hard, Tanisha has to look no further than her two beautiful children. A recipient of the 2013 Utopian Euphoria Making A Difference, 2016 Metro Phenomenal Women, 2016 Black Women Are Award for survivorship, the 2016 IALA award for Memoir of the year for her book, My Testimony, I Don’t Look Like What I’ve Been Through, the Women In The Spotlight GoinGlobal 2016 Rising Star Award, the 2018 Best of McDonough, 2019 Business Hall of Fame (Best of McDonough), the ACHI Magazine 2019 Author of the Year Award, the 2020 Business McDonough Hall of Fame and the Crown Yourself 2020 Publisher Award. As well as gracing the cover of several magazines (Writer’s Life, Glambitious, BlaQVersity & Purpose & Profit). Her experiences have led Tanisha to write several books, write for several magazines, appear on radio and television shows. It also led Tanisha to help others share their stories through writing by becoming a ghostwriter and publisher. She has worked on several books and book tours including a book tour for Pastor Rhonda Henderson and 4x Grammy award-winning and reality star Stevie J. Tanisha became a #1 Best Selling Author with her eBook, What’s Next, Sis? that she released unexpectedly in September 2019 and she became #1 Best Selling Author with her book collaboration with Actress and Comedian Kim Cole (Open Your G.I.F.T.S).  Tanisha is now a Bestselling Ghostwriter and Publisher. Tanisha became a Brand Ambassador for SwagHer Magazine in 2018. In July 2018, Tanisha had the opportunity to share her testimony at the Essence Festival in New Orleans. In 2019, Tanisha founded Rebuilding After Bullsh*t, an outlet where women can get together during brunch or dinner and talk about how they are rebuilding their lives after going through bull. 


Tanisha decided in December of 2020 to expand her business and take her love and passion for writing and convert her company to a full ghostwriting company.  In October 2021, Tanisha received her Ghostwriting Business Diploma. Tanisha is very excited about this new journey in her business.


Tanisha is here to be an encouragement to others who may be going through the hardships of life. Like a butterfly, Tanisha represents the never-ending cycle of life.


Fancy: Welcome back, Tanisha! What’s new with you? I see that you recently converted your business to a full ghostwriting business. How does that differ from in the past? 


Tanisha: With my publishing company, we would receive a manuscript from the client (already written) and start our publishing services from that point, which includes editing and book cover and layout design services. With our ghostwriting services, we see the book from start to finish, meaning, we write the book for the client and then we complete the publishing aspect of it.  


Fancy: What inspired this decision?


Tanisha; My passion is writing, so I love writing stories for myself and my clients.  I found that writing brings me peace, so that was the deciding factor for me.


Fancy: So how did you start ghostwriting? 


Tanisha: I am an author first and I love what I do, so when potential clients started approaching me and expressing that they would like to share their story, but they do not have the time or they do not know where to start, that’s when it came to me to expand my company to offer ghostwriting services.


Fancy: What is a Ghostwriting Business Diploma and how does one obtain one? 


Tanisha: The course teaches you the business side of ghostwriting as well as the writing side of it.  I feel like it is always a good idea to expand my knowledge in the field that I am in. You can research it on the internet the best options and programs for you to obtain your ghostwriting business diploma.


Fancy: What was it like working with Kim Coles? 


Tanisha: Kim Coles is such a sweetheart; it was awesome working with her.  Of course, we laughed the entire time.


Fancy: What career tips would you share with others who may have an interest in ghostwriting?


Tanisha: Write every day to develop your writing skills.  You learn something new every day, so stay educated in your field.


Fancy: Switching gears, you lost your spouse to violence. How did you recover from that?


Tanisha: I never recovered from it; I deal with that loss every day.  My children and I just learned how to live in our new normal.  It affects us daily, especially when we have monumental events in our lives like my son turning 18 or him graduating early from high school this month.  Him not being here huts every day.  But with God and a lot of prayers, we continue to push through.


Fancy: Do you feel that this tragedy pushed you into your purpose? 


Tanisha: I absolutely feel like this tragedy pushed me into my purpose.  I never thought about being an author until my husband passed and my friend told me that I should write a book.  I learned that writing brings me peace and helps me heal from life’s difficulties.  So, after my first book did extremely well, I continued my journey as a writer, publisher, and now a ghostwriter.


Fancy: What’s next for you in 2022?


Tanisha: I decided to shift gears for the new year.  Tanisha Mackin Publishing will still be my focus, as I will be helping others share their stories through writing.  But I decided to start a series of fiction books.  My very first fiction book will release on 1/1/22.  I am excited about it.


Contact Information:

IG @TanishaMackinPublishing




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