Nikkele 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 has 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.