Nikesha Elise Williams is a two-time Emmy award winning news producer and author. Her latest novel, Beyond Bourbon Street, received the 2020 Outstanding Book Award from the National Association of Black Journalists. Nikesha also received the 2018 NABJ Outstanding Literary Work Award for her debut novel Four Women. The Florida Authors and Publisher’s Association awarded Four Women the 2018 Florida President’s Award in the category of Adult Contemporary/Literary Fiction. Nikesha is a Chicago native. She attended The Florida State University where she graduated with a B.S. in Communication: Mass Media Studies and Honors English Creative Writing. Nikesha is a full time writer and writing coach and has freelanced for several publications including The Washington Post, ESSENCE, and VOX. Nikesha lives in Jacksonville, Florida with her family.