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This Author’s Passion for Writing Will Win You Over: Meet Anastasia Jackson

Author Anastasia Jackson, also known by the pen name Anniee Bee, has had a deep passion for writing from a young age, starting in her grade school years. With an unbreakable bond with words, she has crafted her literary journey. 

Her path was illuminated by a pivotal moment when she dared to seize an opportunity and complete her very first book. The spark of inspiration that guided her then continues to fuel her creative fire, promising a captivating literary experience for every reader. Presently, she is diligently engrossed in shaping her upcoming novel, a testament to her unwavering commitment to her craft. Rest assured, Anastasia’s literary endeavors are primed to win over your heart and mind.

The novelist also has a football team of boys that she plans to show the world. Learn more about her below. 

Fancy: What sparked your interest in writing? 

Anastasia: There was a fifth-grade book assignment. My fifth-grade teacher gave the class a blank book with no cover, nothing. Immediately, my creative juices started flowing. From that day forward, I wrote short stories, poems, and even my first play. That was one of the best school assignments I’ve ever had because now I’m an author with over twenty books. 

Fancy: Tell us more about the book you’ve recently finished writing. What is it about? 

Anastasia: My latest book is called A Sacred Place.  The book is based around teenagers that had to grow up quickly. There’s a guidance counselor who feels she can fix the situation but not factoring in her marriage is falling apart. Will the teens be able to finish high school, or will they have to drop out prematurely? 

Fancy: What was the writing process like for you?

Anastasia: My writing process is always different for each project. I can start a project and stop because the story isn’t flowing. I don’t force any stories; they must flow. So, lately, I’ve been taking my time. This book was started in 2019, and the book was released on Juneteenth 2023. 

Fancy: Where do you find inspiration for your writings? 

Anastasia: I find inspiration in real-life situations. My books deal with everyday problems, be it a cheating woman/man, bad parenting, domestic, and so on. 

Fancy: When you say you have a team of boys, do you mean you have several sons, or are you a coach?

Anastasia: Two sons and a bonus son. So three boys. I consider that a football team because if you know like I know… Boys can eat! 

Anastasia Jackson

Fancy: What will your new novel be about? 

Anastasia: My next novel will either be A Sacred Place 2, completing the series from my love story (When Paths Cross- A Dope Love Story), or We Were Just Friends. I haven’t entirely decided which one, but I can’t wait to complete them all.

Fancy: How would you describe your swagher? What makes Anastasia, Anastasia?

Anastasia: My swagher is confident, bold, and free, and what I mean by that is, at one point, I wasn’t confident. I let things in life distract me from my purpose. Now that I’ve reclaimed myself, I am better than ever! 

Anastasia is a risk-taker. What’s life without risk? If the opportunity presents itself, I will take it. 

Fancy: Please share where readers can find and connect with you below. 

Anastasia: Readers can find and connect with me on IG: only1annieebee

Twitter: AQueenpenning 

TikTok: Annieebee_penning 

Read more interviews by Fancy.

Francheska Felder
Francheska Felderhttp://swagheronline.com
Francheska "Fancy" Felder is the founder/publisher/EIC of SwagHer Magazine. She is a -Single mother of 3 -Libra - Trapping scribe -Lover -Mental health advocate - Country girl -Proud, liberated Black goddess ________________________________________ Long Bio: Francheska “Fancy” Felder is the owner of Fancy’s Thoughts and the award-winning publisher and editor-in-chief of SwagHer Magazine, a lifestyle and empowerment publication for the Black woman who likes to keep it real in life and business. The magazine doubles as a PR boutique offering public relations services and visibility coaching, and Fancy strategically executes brand campaigns for Black women CEOs, coaches, and authors. The former teen mom started the company in 2010 while working as an exotic dancer, but soon after, her love for empowering Black women led her to abandon that lifestyle. She has received awards for her work as a positive news publisher and journalist telling the stories of Black women and other informative news that the Black community finds relevant, including the severe topics of Black mental health and domestic violence. The podcast she co-hosts with Arnya T.M. Davis, Theories & Thoughts, also continues these conversations. Fancy publicly speaks about her battle with bipolar disorder with hopes of helping others begin their wellness paths. She also shares her mental health story in contribution to the I Am a Black Woman- Next Level anthology, an Amazon Best-Seller. In the summer of 2022, RallyUp Magazine, a mental health magazine, featured Fancy as their cover story, where she opened up about receiving her diagnosis. The McComb, Mississippi native is part of Facebook’s independent journalism project, Bulletin, where she publishes The Higher South, and she was a member of the NABJ Entrepreneur Academy powered by CafeMedia in 2021. The Glambitous Guide to Self-Love, Peace, and Confidence contributor is an avid learner and creative. Currently, she is attending Southern University A&M College, completing her bachelor's degree and rearing her three young adults. Fancy enjoys learning more about spirituality, Black history, and feminism in her free time, along with yoga and walking.

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