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Ashley Nicole (born Ashley Nicole Wilkins; April 12, 1989) is a Black American author, poet, publisher, USMC veteran, an active San Diego community member, and a Graduate of National University (2020). She is best known for her scintillating poetry books, The Death of a Serial Monogamist (2015), The Author of Legacy (2018), and Other People's Problems (2019). Dubbed as the "The Author", she owns Ashley Nicole’s Bookshelf, a publishing company with 5 titles and counting. Several assessments regard her as the most bold, innovative, and influential woman of her generation.
Wilkins was born and raised in San Diego, California to a dual military couple, Anthony and Karen Wilkins. As a child she was always known for her vibrant energy, her sense of intense enthusiasm, and her compassion for her fellow man. In school Ashley excelled in math and most certainly English. At any given moment she could be found writing stories, or poems to describe her fears, joys, experiences, and thoughts about life for a countless numbers of family, friends, special occasions and more. At the age of 20, she joined the United States Marine Corps, an organization that taught her that she could achieve any task that was set before her, and helped her garner the importance of building a trustworthy and dependable network amongst friends and family. Her emotional writing power eventually got her thrown into the arena of Spoken Word poetry that in turn led to over 500 performances, over 5,000 book sales, and several awards commending her writing project Other People’s Problems; this led to the completion of her BA Degree in English. Her charm, education, and courageousness granted her the ability to share her book and words with everyone she came into contact with, and this turned her into a local pillar amongst the San Diego artist community.
Credited with creating a more wide spread outreach on social media (@AuthorAshleyNicole) and participating in events across the nation, she is thought to have popularized and revolutionized the life of the black writer in society. By centering her focus on literature, beauty, self-care, self-improvement, education, and spirituality Ashley Nicole has managed to increase inspiration for writers everywhere and provide a platform for them to thrive.