Yasmin Shiraz wrote Retaliation—a novel about a community’s response to youth violence. It was selected as a top Ten Quick Pick by the American Library Association.

Retaliation_Paperback She is the author of The Blueprint for My Girls: How To Build A Life Full of Courage, Determination & Self Love (Simon and Schuster) and five other books. Her best selling “Blueprint” empowerment series is utilized as a self esteem, motivational, and educational tool at middle and high schools, after school programs, non-profit youth centers, as well as Boys and Girls Clubs throughout the country.    


Her first documentary production, Can She Be Saved?, which she wrote and directed—examined violence among middle school girls.

Teen girl fight film, can she be saved Shiraz is also the director of Growing Up Positive which examines HIV among young adults, The Difference--a film about teen suicide and They Call Me Dae, a narrative short film which explores the life of a teen bully.


Shiraz has produced unscripted and scripted programming for network, internet and production companies.

Her projects have received national and international programming and film awards including a Canne Film Festival Acceptance. She counts the DIY network, Yahoo, DC Dept of Mental Health among her producing clients.


Shiraz often conducts youth programs with various community partners. Shiraz’s programming clients include: The YWCA, Girls Inc, The Philadelphia African American Children’s Bookfair, Congressman Elijah Cummings Teen Youth Summit, The University of Delaware, Girl Scouts, Syracuse University’s Sisters Empowering Sisters Conference, The US Postal Service, Planned Parenthood, Essence Music Festival, The Boys and Girls Clubs of America, The WNBA’s Washington Mystics and Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.

The popularity of her “Blueprint” workshops for middle school, high school and college audiences lead Shiraz to become a highly sought after radio & ; TV youth expert appearing on FOX, ABC, NBC and CBS news affiliates nationwide. Ebony, Essence, CosmoGirl! and Teen People magazines have featured reviews of Shiraz’s Blueprint books and/or have asked her to contribute to advice articles for teens.  

Newest Tisha Ariel Nikkole novel–> DEVIOUS! In stores now!

DEVIOUS-REVAMP.jpg The 3rd novel features Tisha starting a new career involving sex trafficking. She finds herself fighting for her life. To learn more about Devious, click here.

Latest Retaliation novel–> Accused! In stores now!

Accused: A Retaliation Novel #2Accused is real life fiction and follows the main characters as they deal with an incident involving sexual assaults on college campuses with one character being falsely accused of a crime. To learn more about Accused, click here.

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