Well it actually started with reading. As a child I loved to read. I can remember my dad telling me to go outside to play and I would go outside, set up my blanket on the porch and continue reading. Reading was like playing. I could go anywhere and be anyone, it was and still is one of my favorite things to do. Reading provided me with the language needed to become a good writer.
In high school I began expressing my thoughts and feelings through poetry. Not only was I writing my own poems but due to my love of music, I began writing musical lyrics. I combined my passion for singing and love of writing and began composing wedding songs. It was an awesome feeling to know that couples wanted me to write and perform original songs in their wedding.
Once I hit college, my leisure reading took a backseat but I continued writing songs and daily entries into my personal journal. It wasn’t until I became a mother that I knew I wanted to write books. I started a few stories but never finished. It wasn’t until the summer of 2015 that I completed my first manuscript.
Ayanna is an author that enjoys writing fiction, historical fiction, non-fiction, and poetry for children. As of today, she has published over 6 children's picture books and has more coming out in the near future.