A Newark, New Jersey native, Cecily Michelle has been expressing her creativity through pens and pads since she was a child. During her junior year in college, she embarked on a career as a professional writer, breaking in as a journalist at BET.com. Over time, she extended her magic to brands such as Ebony, Madame Noire, Mommy Noire and For Harriet. With a knack for entertainment and a passion for celebrating and uplifting both Black culture and the African diaspora, the seasoned pencil pusher launched her very own blog, Misscm.com, in 2015. But there was something bigger bubbling that she had been anxious to blow. Her first novel. Having completed the urban masterpiece in 2010, Cecily knew that her first novel's release was long overdue. So on January 23, 2017, for her 27th birthday, Ms. Michelle unleashed her debut novel, "Accepted," on Amazon.com Also a naturalista engulfed in the splendor of holistic health and beauty, the young entrepreneur is the founder of her own line of natural health, hair and skin products called CM's Naturals (cmsnaturals.com).