Charmaine was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. Writing has been her passion and a positive emotional outlet since middle school. As a teen, writing in her journal allowed her to escape the negativity of her world. Around that time she also began writing her first fiction novel. She finds joy in creating unique and awe inspiring story-lines for the characters in her stories. Ingenuity and imagination is a mainstay and compass in her work.
Charmaine has a Bachelor of Arts in Family Life Education, and a Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. Becoming a fierce advocate and supporter of troubled young women has been a goal of hers since overcoming struggles of her own as a young woman. “I believe turning a blind eye or deaf ear to our struggling youth only promotes destruction and demise. They are human. They have a voice. You’ll be surprised by what you learn from them if you just listen.”
Charmaine, being the wearer of many proverbial ‘hats’, is a self-publisher and the founder of Charming Gal Publications. She is the CEO and jewelry designer for Charming Gal Boutique. CEO of Amazing Grace Educational Childcare Center LLC and a Motivational Speaker. Charmaine uses her personal challenges and triumphs as she speaks, to encourage her audience that they can have a bright future despite what their past looks like. She pulls from her life experience and education as she speaks with a unique and upbeat perspective that adds flavor to personal development.
However, the most important ‘hat’ she wears is being a Mom to her two children. Following her dreams as a writer and authoress, will leave a beautiful legacy for them and encourage them to work hard to achieve their dreams because their Mom didn't quit reaching for hers.
“As a new author I think it is very important that my readers get to know me. I'm a writer with Christian values and I hope to inspire people with the stories that I pen. My characters are every day people going through struggles and obstacles because life is not perfect.
With every story I create there is a testimony that my characters will share about life and how they were transformed to become better people. Every story does not have a “happily ever after” ending and neither does real life.”
Charmaine has been a guest on many Blog Talk Radio shows and a featured author in SORMAG’s Digital, Urban ImageBlaqRayn, and Literary Lounge magazines. She is also the administrator of Writers with Style, a Toledo local author group on Facebook.
Charmaine is currently working on new projects so keep a look out for her upcoming releases. Please come back and visit to check out her blogs and new blurbs.