Stephanie Stokes Oliver is an editor, author, and writer, who heads SSO Media, an international consulting firm that specializes in book, magazine, and digital publishing. She serves as a literary scout for Simon & Schuster’s Atria Book Group, and as author curator for the Anguilla Lit Fest. Starting her career at Glamour magazine, she was formerly the editor of Essence, the founding editor-in-chief of Heart & Soul, and most recently, vice-president of Unity Publishing.
Following a childhood aspiration to become an author, Stephanie has written four books: DAILY CORNBREAD: 365 Secrets for a Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit (Doubleday), SEVEN SOULFUL SECRETS For Finding Your Purpose and Minding Your Mission (Doubleday), SONG FOR MY FATHER: Memoir of an All-American Family (Atria), and BLACK INK: Literary Legends on the Peril, Power, and Pleasure of Reading and Writing (Atria), to be published in February 2018.
She and her husband, Reginald Oliver, expatriated from the New York/New Jersey area to Island Harbour, Anguilla, in 2007. For more information, visit her website, stephaniestokesoliver.com.