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Today in the Writer Spotlight: Shaquanna "Ivy" Cummings!

How old are you and where are you from?

I’m a 35-year-old graduate from Wilberforce University with a bachelor's degree in Mass Media Communication. I’ve been a resident of Columbus, Ohio since birth. Give us a summary of your book! “Life has no handbook, life is no movie set” is a writer’s journey to self-discovery and understanding of self-love. Battling my sexual preference, life decisions, drug abuse, and remembering that night where life could’ve ended. How through the ups and downs I found motivation and inspiration for creative content that reflects, inspires, and motivates people all over to never give up. What inspired you to write this book?

It’s always been a dream of mine. Writing this book helped me Rediscover who I am and where I want to be. This book is for those looking to create their own path although it hasn’t been easy. We all have a purpose and in this literature, you’ll learn that. If you could pick one song to describe this book, what would it be?

“Sometimes” by Raphael Saadiq Have you written any fiction novels as well? If not, would you and what genre?

I haven’t written any fiction as of it but I would love to one day. I would love to write an urban love story. What are two of your favorite books? Least favorite?

My favorite two books are “The Coldest Winter Ever” by Sister Soulja and “Flyy Girl” by Omar Tyree. My least favorite is “Midnight” by Sister Soulja. Do you have any other hobbies or businesses that you would like to share?

For as long as I can remember I have always enjoyed making music with my childhood friends. I love to play all sports and travel at least twice a year if I can. My childhood friend and I have a completed 10 episode series on YouTube called “FORT K.N.O.X” if you search Finito Fam Tv.

Do you have any upcoming book specials/giveaways or events? I actually do have a “special.” I’m extending a special to anyone who purchases because of this article and I’ll have a code on my website.

How can readers keep up with you? Post your social media usernames! My readers can keep up with me on Facebook @ Shaquanna “Ivy” Cummings and @ c_me_drip on Instagram. Where can readers buy your book? Share a link or two!

Readers can purchase my book on

Anything else you would like to share?

As I wrote this special piece of literature, I began to realize just who I was and all that I want to become in the future. This book allowed me to become whole again. If your looking for inspiration, motivation, and push; you’ll find it “Life has no handbook, life is no movie set.”

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