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Meet Tamika

Tamika Jamison (formerly Newhouse) inspiring journey from teen mom to CEO is a testament to her resilience, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit. At the young age of twenty, she achieved the remarkable feat of becoming a CEO, a position she reached after authoring 17 novels, many of which earned spots on best sellers' lists. Her success in the literary world is further underscored by the recognition of her talent, as she proudly holds seven African American Literary Awards.

In a mere nine months after the debut of her first novel in 2009, Tamika Jamison secured a major publishing contract—an impressive accomplishment made even more noteworthy by the fact that she achieved it without the assistance of an agent. This marked the beginning of her rise to prominence in the publishing industry. Taking the helm as the CEO of Delphine Publications, she quickly became a central figure in the burgeoning landscape of black fiction writers, playing a pivotal role in the increased demand for "urban fiction" throughout the 2010s.

3x Winner for Self-Published Author of the Year

Award Winner

Tamika's impact on the literary world extends beyond her own works. To date, she has published nearly 300 books, fostering the careers of numerous writers and establishing herself as a key player in the industry. Her dedication to the craft and the promotion of black voices is evident in the influential organization she founded, the AAMBC (African Americans on the Move Book Club). Through this platform, Tamika has honored literary legends such as Nikki Giovanni, Zane, Francis Ray, and Teri Woods.

Adweek aptly likened Tamika to the Shonda Rhimes of Black Publishing, recognizing her significant contributions to the industry. Furthermore, in 2020, Adcolor nominated her as Innovator of the Year for her exceptional work with Black Writers Weekend, a festival that highlights and celebrates black literary talent.

Tamika's creativity extends beyond the written word. Her original series, "Traces of Mika," is a society and culture podcast that offers unscripted conversations with Tamika, her friends and family, and celebrity writers. The podcast gained recognition on streaming giant Pandora as a top pick for listeners.

Beyond her professional achievements, Tamika Jamison is committed to using her platform to address important issues. She tours the country speaking about her personal battle with mental illness and depression, using her experiences to inspire and mentor aspiring writers.

Today, while continuing to create new stories that delve into themes such as motherhood, sexuality, and self-love, Tamika is based in Atlanta, where she is raising her children. Her multifaceted career, dedication to uplifting others, and unwavering commitment to storytelling demonstrate that Tamika Jamison shows no signs of slowing down, leaving an indelible mark on the literary landscape.

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Tamika Today

Her original series, Traces of Mika, is a society & culture podcast that features unscripted conversations with Tamika, her friends and family, and celebrity writers. The podcast was featured on streaming giant, Pandora, as a top pick for listeners. Currently, Tamika is creating new stories that dig into motherhood, sexuality, and self-love while raising her children in Atlanta.


A Couple of Things About Me

  • I wrote my first book at the age of 12

  • I once preached an entire sermon in front of 300 people

  • I never went to prom

  • I can't sing but that doesn't stop me from trying

  • I never got to tell this one guy that I loved him (#thewordsididntsay)

  • I was obsessed with Stefan on Family Matters

  • When I was 28 years old I sang on the Apollo stage

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