Felicia A. Pride, Founder/Editor/Publisher
"A vision without a plan is a dream. A plan without vision is a nightmare." –Unknown
Felicia Pride was raised in both Northern New Jersey and Baltimore , Maryland giving her a unique sense of possibility. A self-proclaimed nerd, Felicia has always been a lover of the nontraditional. After receiving a B.S. degree in business, she moved closer to New York City to bask in its immense opportunities. Immediately, she held positions in marketing, gaining a firm foundation and promoting various products and services.
She made the initial transition into publishing through writing. Penning cultural and entertainment pieces not only allowed her to interview an intriguing list of personalities, but also earned her writing credits in the Baltimore City Paper, Vibe.com , Popmatters.com , Africana.com and Fly Magazine . She also expanded into other types of writing and possesses a vast and diverse portfolio. It was a subsequent position as an assistant editor at a magazine that prompted her to return to school and study publishing.
Felicia has a graduate degree in writing and publishing from Emerson College ( Boston , Massachusetts ) with a specialization in books. Already, she has held positions at respected publishing houses and continues to work in the industry. Yet, she hasn't abandoned her marketing roots. She freelances as an editorial and promotional consultant to writers and publishers. To learn more about her writing and promotional services, visit www.thebacklist.net/main/services.html .
But most importantly, she has been able to realize her dream to edit her own publication, BackList, which combines her love of books and publishing. As her entrepreneurial nature leads the way, Felicia continues to involve herself in positive, challenging projects. The one concern that remains is whether she will be able to do everything in one lifetime.
stacia l. brown, contributing writer
stacia l. brown is a twentysomething lansing, michigan native, raised in baltimore , md. a graduate of trinity college of washington , dc, she enjoys writing in all forms (though she's currently on a poetry hiatus). stacia has watched an inordinate amount of television and is trying to match her hours logged staring at the black box with hours spent reading substantial literature. after having adopted that mission about three years ago, she's decided it'll probably be another five years before she accomplishes it.