Author Nikkele L. Shelton made her debut into the realm of fictional writing with her first novel Crimson Sky. Her latest work is a sci-fi series, Almanac of the Planets.

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About the Author

26308846_2024977601047134_3075940068544741376_nNikkele L. Shelton is a college English instructor, freelance editor, and novelist. In 2015, she penned her first novel, Crimson Sky, which tells the conversion story of the daughter of a voodoo priestess. She is a co-host on the self-empowerment segment of The Fresh Anointing Show hosted by Jae Richardson.

Nikkele received her AA in Liberal Arts from Nassau Community College, and a BA and MA in English Literature from the University of Memphis. In 2016, she earned an MA in Religion in Contemporary Society from King’s College London in London, UK. While at King’s, she received the Walton Scholarship from the Department of Theology and Religious Studies. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Shelford MA Prize for best performance in her program.

In 2022, Nikkele finished second place in the fiction category of the Chapter One Writing Contest for her short story, “Waiting for 69”, a comedic account of a woman who contemplates her life as she fearfully awaits her 69th birthday. She is currently writing episodes for her series, Almanac of the Planets , on Kindle Vella.

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Almanac of the Planets

Almanac of the Planets is available on Kindle Vella as an ongoing series. The first three episodes are free of charge courtesy of Kindle Vella. Begin reading Nikkele’s latest work of fiction here: Almanac of the Planets


An accomplished scientist, Micaela Ariel of the Ariel Science Center, makes contact with an emissary from Mars and becomes the first human to survey the solar system. As Micaela tours each planet under the supervision of the Martian army led by General Kyle Hurst, she soon learns that she is in the middle of a sinister plot to take over the galaxy.

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Crimson Sky

In her debut novel Author Nikkele L. Shelton tells the story of worlds colliding as the daughter of a voodoo priestess endeavors to take her own spiritual path while away at college.

crimson-sky“Here, she is your blessing. When she leaves, she will be your curse.”

Suzi, the daughter of a voodoo priestess, embarks on a journey to find her spirituality. After being invited to Bible study by Delilah, a fellow student, Suzi meets a group of strangers who assist her in her conversion to Christianity, a religion her mother despises. It was then that Suzi realized just how dark her mother’s world was and finds herself in a battle for her soul. Not only does she have to grapple with the truth she’d been running from all of her life, Suzi soon learns that the new people in her life also have a twist of their own. In the end, the battle between good and evil results in a drastic turn of events that cost one woman her life.

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Crimson Sky

Crimson Sky is a welcome addition to American literature in a nifty novel which speaks to coming to oneself in a world full of influences and choices. Since the main character, Suzi, has a handle on what it is to be the child of a voodoo priestess, this story makes the pathway more incredible and enlightening. I love this book and can’t wait for more from author, Nikkele Shelton.

-K.D. Smith,  Author of Crystal Stairs

Crimson Sky is a rich and descriptive novel. It’s a page turner that leaves you wanting more.

-Patricia Swift

I read this book in less than one day. From the very start it grasped my attention and I did not want to put it down. Spiritual warfare is real.

-Lemeicia Rambert

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