SONYA KIMBLE-ELLIS is a writer/author/editor who has mastered the art of creating content. She has done so for countless magazines, websites and organizations. Her specialties include the arts, small business, education, human interest, beauty, and interior design. Her pieces have appeared in Scholastic’s classroom magazines, Black Enterprise, The New York Daily News, Celebrity Hairstyles, Kitchen Solutions, Matters, Upscale, Ebony, Essence, Newark Bound and other publications and Web sites (Patch.com, Village Green.com).
She has created The Creative Content Hub, a business providing content consulting and creation to individuals and organizations. The service offers written copy for web sites, blogs, and press releases; and provides guidance in using the proper tools to create an effective social media presence and promotion strategy.
Throughout her career, Kimble-Ellis has been an editor for entertainment and arts publications and interviewed many artists and entertainers along the way. Her endeavors have also included writing bios for artists on Epic, Capitol, Atlantic Records, and several independent labels.
Sonya is the author of the children’s activity books Math Puzzlers (Scholastic) and Traditional African American Arts & Activities (John Wiley & Sons). She self-published the children’s picture book The Sandcastle Kids: A Mayan Adventure, and also authored the biography for teens titled Beyonce: Entertainer (Chelsea House).
In assisting other authors, Sonya has edited the books The One Week Budget by Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche, How to Gain Victory Over Memory Loss by Jason Alvarez, Writes of Passage: A Collection of Prose by Arts Access Writers, and other texts. Also a poet, Sonya has taken her love of the written word and applied it to her work with the developmentally disabled and with teenagers. As a writing facilitator, she has developed a writing system that uses pictures to aid the disabled (some who cannot communicate verbally) in writing sentences. The result has been the creation of poems, essays, and short stories.
Sonya is a graduate of Rutgers University (Douglass College) where she majored in English.
Get It Write! is a program started by Kimble-Ellis several years ago. It is dedicated to enhancing writing and literacy among teens and young adults.