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Welcome to Yasmin Shiraz online

Amazon #1 Best Selling Author and Award Winning Screenwriter/Director

I write, direct, and produce books, films, and webseries that explore social issues.

Yasmin Shiraz books, films and writing have been featured at the outlets below and many others:



Yasmin Shiraz writes adult and young adult fiction and is the author of 8 books including the Amazon #1 best seller Exclusive, the American Library Association Top Ten Quick Pick, Retaliation and the critically acclaimed Blueprint for My Girls series.

She is also an award winning screenwriter/director of the documentary film, Can She Be Saved and two webseries Every Corner and Sources.

On this site, I share information on my books, films, and webseries projects, but also I blog about writing, entrepreneurship, healthy living, and culturally relevant news.

Most recently Shiraz added to her media offerings and began producing the weekly podcast, Live Better with Yasmin Shiraz. Live Better explores life, career, entrepreneurship, and health choices. It gives Yasmin the opportunity to share a lot of what she'd learned with the listeners. The show is currently distributed on iTunes and Stitcher Radio.

As a keynote speaker and program developer, Shiraz's clients include The US Postal Service, The Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Girls Inc., Harlem Children's Zone, NAACP, and more than 60 colleges and universities throughout the US.

I've worked with A list celebrities, record labels, hip hop artists, government agencies, juvenile detention facilities, Ivy League universities, state colleges, libraries as well as non-profit organizations, middle schools and high schools. I'm thankful that my work has universal appeal.

Retaliation: A Novel is an ALA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers

Retaliation is real life fiction that follows a teen girl who is jumped by three girls that she doesn't know. The victim, Tashera, was an easy laid back person and didn't know why she'd been attacked. To learn more about Retaliation, click here.

Accused: A Retaliation novel #2 is an Official In The Margins nominee

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.

The Amazon Best Selling Series featuring Tisha Ariel Nikkole

Exclusive: A Tisha Ariel Nikkole novel #1 features journalist Tisha Ariel Nikkole as she writes about Shout, the hottest rapper in the country. Her first interview with Shout becomes so much more, but is true love a real possibility? To learn more about Exclusive, click here.
Privacy finds Tisha on trial for her life while Shout must deal with his own betrayal. To learn more about Privacy, click here.
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 film project: Growing Up Positive

Growing Up Positive features two HIV activists, Hydeia Broadbent and Abigail Harrigan who speak about what it was like to go through puberty while being HIV+.

"I didn't only want to be known as the girl with AIDS," Broadbent shares in the film. "I didn't have to take any HIV medication until I started having sex," Harrigan testifies.

Although Broadbent and Harrigan share some similarities, with Broadbent being an African American and Harrigan being a white American, race quietly plays a note throughout the film.

Award Winning Web Series: Sources

Sources is a six episode series which features young adults speaking about their experiences with teen suicide.

The first couple of episodes feature middle school students sharing their stories. There is also a recent high school graduate sharing his experience with suicide.

The last couple of episodes feature adult who remember their feelings of suicide when they were teens.

To learn more about Sources, click here.

Best Selling Blueprint Series featured in Ebony, Essence & Teen People

The Blueprint for My Girls: How To Build A Life Full of Courage, Determination & Self Love is a book to empower and encourage young women to know who they are, face their fears and chart a path to success. To learn more about The Blueprint for My Girls, click here.
The Blueprint for My Girls In Love: 99 Rules for Dating, Relationships & Intimacy helps young women to navigate their love lives in a nurturing and responsible way. To learn more about The Blueprint for My Girls In Love, click here.
This book is a workbook that helps young people to balance studying, applying for college and work. To learn more about Teens, Handle Your Business, click here.

Documentary: Can She Be Saved?

Can She Be Saved? explores girl fights and violence through the perspectives of 8th grade girls from Syracuse, NY.

After a group of girls had read her book, Retaliation, Yasmin Shiraz visited with them to discuss fights, retaliation and girl violence.

People say girls are getting more violent. It's interesting to hear what actual 8th grade girls had to say.

To learn more about Can She Be Saved?, click here.