Lighthouse Spotlight

Sharon Jones-Scaife

Sharon Jones-Scaife grew up in Marvell, Arkansas, the fourth of 15 children. As one can imagine, she spent a great deal of time reading to her younger siblings. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a BA in Graphic Design and Illustration. Sharon Jones-Scaife is the publisher of Teen Graffiti, a magazine that serves as a voice for teens and as an avenue of communication, allowing teens to express their opinions, concerns, and ideas through poetry, essays, articles, and photography.

Kevin Casey (E.Nigma)

E.Nigma is a talented creator specializing in storytelling. He flirts with multiple genres and often leaves his readers yearning for more. All of his books exist in the “enigmaverse”, meaning the story from one book is just a small part of a greater universe. With stories from urban fiction to sci-fi, he has a tale that’s sure to quench your reading thirst.

Susie McMichael

S. McMichael is a Senior Manager of IT, a US Disabled Veteran, a wife and mother. S. McMichael holds a MBA in Aviation, a Graduate Certificate in project management, and a BS in Education. She is a recipient of 2022 Story Monsters First Time Author Award, The Boeing Company CTO Technical Excellence Award, Women of Color in Technology “Rising Star” award, U.S. Air Force Air Traffic Training Achievement Award, and the International William A. Parenteau Memorial Award.

Brandy Wilson

Brandy was born in Landstuhl Germany in 1978 to a military family. She is the 4th child of 6 by Elihue and Linda Garrett. She moved to Texas in 1987 and did not quickly make friends. She learned that she was different, and she decided not to let anyone’s perception of her change how she felt inside. She graduated From James Bowie High School in 1997 and then went on to Tarleton University in Killeen Texas. 

Helen Adeleye

Hi! I’m Helen Adeleye and have worked with various major Beauty brands over the years, as well as owning a Beauty Salon. 
I am a wife, Mother, Medical sonographer, Operations Mgr and Tv Personality for Bankytv, Actor, Esthetician, and Founder & CEO of Helena Adele USA Cosmetics, I have just added a new “feather to my hat” by authoring a book “Expressing True Beauty “

Shambrekia Wise

Shambrekia Wise is an author, entrepreneur, public health professional, Gates Millennium Scholar, mother, and lover of travel. She and her 6-year old daughter Sandy have created the “Sightseeing with Sandy” project, a Children’s Book series that provides young kids the opportunity to travel the world without parents experiencing the financial burden or the COVID-19 health risk that comes with it.

Kimber Shelton, PhD


Dr. Kimber Shelton is a licensed psychologist and owner of KLS Counseling & Consulting Services. She provides individual and couples therapy; specializing in cultural diversity, LGBTQ, trauma, and relationship concerns. Dr. Shelton is the coeditor of the recently released Handbook on Counseling African American Women: Psychological Symptoms, Treatments, and Case Studies. 

Douglas Redwine

Douglas Redwine is a mentor, motivational speaker and the founder of R.E.D. STEM & Arts. Mr. Redwine is a graduate of Texas Southern Univ. and is a STEM professional in the field of Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) where he functions as a Region Operations Manager for the Biomed Engineering department.
Although a tech professional, Douglas is absolutely an educator at heart and has a passion for teaching, motivating and helping young people achieve their academic and personal best.

Tanya Terry

Tanya Terry is a Virginia native, a woman of faith who has a heart for children and family, loves travel and adventure, and simply laughing out loud. She enjoys writing and journaling-with some of her best work inspired from her dreams. Tanya desires that all children know love and reach their full potential.