Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, Vogue’s journey through the world of creative writing first began in middle school with poetry and songwriting. However, it was her discovery of prose that opened the door to a world of endless possibilities.

A graduate of Winthrop University (Rock Hill, S.C.), possessing a bachelor’s degree in social work, Vogue, first birthed the idea of The Diamond Collection in the halls of her alma mater. In 2003, she put pen to paper and thus was created, Diamonds in The Rough, part one of The Diamond Collection series.

By 2010, Vogue had written drafts of the entire ten book series and in June of 2010, Diamonds in The Rough, was published. Soon followed by Diamonds Are Forever in October of 2010, The Ace of Diamonds in February of 2013, and Black Diamonds on July 4, 2015, Vogue joined a league of other writers, determined to make her mark in the literary world.

Vogue released the fifth book in the series, Diamonds N’ Roses, on December 25, 2016. She took a hiatus to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree from Queens University in Charlotte, NC, but released parts six and seven of the Diamond Collection series, The Diamond Tiara and Dirty Red Diamonds, on June 7, 2022.

When she isn’t writing, Vogue enjoys cooking, blogging about food (Instagram: Miss Black Foodie), attending concerts, festivals, and traveling.


Author of the Month (June 2010)- Angelique The Novelist
Author of the Month (June 2010)- BK Walker Books, Etc.
Author of the Month (June 2010)- Levitate Magazine
Diamonds in the Rough– rated as one of the Top 100 Books of 2010 by Conversations Magazine
Vogue’s Favorites
Favorite song: “No Ordinary Love” by Sade
Favorite movie: Straight Outta Compton
Favorite book: E.A.R.L: The Autobiography of DMX
Favorite food: ice cream (most specifically Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream)
Favorite quote: “But 2morrow I C change, a chance to build anew, built on spirit, intent of heart, and ideals based on truth, and 2morrow I wake with second wind and strong because of pride, 2 know I fought with all my heart to keep my dream alive”- Tupac Shakur from The Rose That Grew from Concrete

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  1. April, I am so excited for you!!! I still remember in High School loving to write! I am so glad you decided to put your great skill to work:)! I can’t wait to read your books!
    -Katie (Farley) Schwartz

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