Niobia Bryant is the national bestselling and award-winning author of more than thirty-five “Sexy, Funny & Oh So Real” novels.
This year she will celebrate fifteen years since her first romance book, Admission of Love, was published in 2000; in that time she has ventured into also writing in the genres of commercial fiction, urban fiction (as Meesha Mink) and young adult fiction (as Simone Bryant).
Bryant’s books have consistently received top reviews for her skill at storytelling and character development; hit national bestseller lists; been released as audiobooks, book club feature selections, large print and library editions; and garnered award nominations/wins. Twice she has won Romantic Times’ (RT) Best African-American/Multicultural Romance Award. One of her books, written under the pseudonym of Meesha Mink, was listed as one of the Library Journal’s Best Books of 2014 (in the African-American fiction category), and The Pleasure Trap was nominated for a 2014 RT Award for Best Multicultural Fiction.
Her books have appeared in such national print and online publications as Ebony Magazine, Essence Magazine, The Star Ledger, The New York Post, USA Today, Dallas Morning News, Upscale, Smooth Magazine, Juicy Magazine, The Library Journal, Black Hair Magazine UK, and Parle Magazine.
In 2015, she re-released her out of print romance novels via her own e-book publishing company, Infinite Ink Presents…, with the first release being a Special 15th Anniversary E-book Edition of Admission of Love. Although Niobia will continue to have her books released by major publishers, the success of the e-book reissues have since led to her deciding to release a few new books exclusively as eBooks as well.
Her bestselling book, Message from a Mistress, has been adapted to film and was broadcast on Centric–now knows as BETher.
On her writing career, she states, “I am a writer, born and bred. I can’t even fathom what else I would do besides creating stories and telling tales. When it comes to my writing I dabble in many genres, my ideas are unlimited, and the ink in my pen is infinite.”
Bryant was educated in the Newark Public Schools system and then attended Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey to earn both a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Arts in Social and Behavioral Science with an accompanying Psychology minor.
Currently, the Newark, NJ native lives in South Carolina and writes full-time.