Ashley Nicole Author/Poet/Speaker/host

Mission Statement:

To restore confidence and high self-efficacy in communities around the world, by connecting people to their passions and gifts.

Classic. Creative. Connected.

Business Description:

Ashley Nicole is an independent Author/Poet with a publishing platform named Ashley Nicole's Bookshelf. Through performance poetry, published literature, and presentations/workshops, Ashley Nicole intends to promote personal and professional development. Through performance poetry, audiences will be able to decipher confidence through memorization, body language, interpretation, and voice fluctuation. Through published literature (Ashley Nicole's Bookshelf), audiences will be able to increase in their understanding of literacy, creativity, ability to create/format/produce, perspective, and critical thinking skills. Lastly, through presentations and workshops an audience will get the chance to experience tailored advice and tips with special 1 on 1 coaching with Ashley Nicole on Artistic Entrepreneurship. Ashley Nicole's Bookshelf is not only a beacon of hope for self evolution, it is a publishing platform for artists who are in pursuit of passive income streams through alternative publishing.


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.



"Author Ashley Nicole has helped me build the confidence I needed to actually put myself out there and start my business. Her workshops and live performances have provided me with the tools and resources I needed to start a successful business within my community." - Monisha "Mocasso" McNeeley (Artist and CEO of Exquisite Illusions)

"Ashley Nicole has hosted poetry workshops within the San Diego community as a means to provide and open space where poets other artists alike can fellowship with like minds, and focus on inner healing as well as poetic technique through performance." - DJ Almond Eyez (Musician, CEO of Black Mantra Holistic, and Co-Owner of Black Girl Magic Mini Market)

"Ashley Nicole is not only an exhilarating performer but role model to millennial entrepreneurs adapting to an evolving market. Through her passion for literature, she has embraced her ability to connect with people who possess an array of upbringings. I have personally participated in her workshops and admire Author Ashley Nicole's passion to make everyone find their value and purpose in life." Ronald Williams (CEO of Black Xpression)

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