"It's not a comeback." International
Bestselling Author Sunny Giovanni returns
to Urban and Street Lit with a chaotic,
whirlwind tale reimagined.
who is sunny?
There's much more to a pretty face and a loudmouth. She's not just International Bestselling Author Sunny Giovanni, but she's also National Bestselling Authors Marcelle Sixx and Laconia Reneè!
In southern Dallas, Texas, Sunny Giovanni-- or "Gio" as she likes to be called-- was born on the fifth day of June in 1989. Born to a mother who was a teacher and a graduate from Texas A&M University you couldn't so much as watch a Disney movie if you hadn't read the book beforehand. Gio has had a very strong history with literature, diversifying from poetry (winning placements in oratorical contests), to thriller short stories as a way to vent her frustrations.
The pen was handed down to her from an older sibling as a means to focus her negative energy and anger into something different but was used as a way to alter her own situations.
As a preteen Gio witnessed how much her writing could touch someone when she left one of her prized spirals in a classroom without knowing. Two weeks after it went missing someone brought it back to her asking for more, letting the young author know that almost everyone she knew read the story, but without knowing it was her in the story she had written.
Sunny Giovanni is an advocate for gay and transgender rights and says: "You can't help who you are and you damn sure can't help who you love. You should be true to who are rather than to conform and live the ultimate lie and live miserably until the day you die."
Gio is a mother of three children, the founder of Lucid Legends Publishing/ Photography, Kno Joke Entertainment, the host of We Talk TOO Much Radio on BlogTalk Radio, and blogs on Tumblr under the name KnoJokeGio. She is a friend to many and prides herself on making a smile out of an extremely horrible day. "It doesn't matter if you're having a bad day... a smile could make everything else seem so small. Crack a joke when someone is hurt and see how fast they cheer up. Even at a random moment. If it makes no sense, see how quickly they forget about everything else and wonder what's wrong with you, but end up smiling in the process. It works every time."
At the age of twenty-four, someone made the decision for Gio to "stop playing around and start publishing" her own works. The father of her children promised that he would handle everything else if only she would pick up the pen after many down moments and discouragement from major companies who sighted the young author. "Either I was too brutal or I was too plain. Either it wasn't enough drama or it wasn't enough drugs in my books. I almost broke after that." Seeing the talent the mother of his children possessed, Gio's "Trojan" handed her the money to make her own name under the circumstance that she only depended on herself and stuck to her computer or laptop for at least eight hours a day.
"I wrote during my hard times. That's how I got through it all. Because of that, I have stocks of unreleased works, but it's only so many you can release at one time. An author is someone who has lived life to the fullest, from the low points to its highs. We just place them in poetic words and paint a beautiful picture." Gio boasts on her saying and the quote to her life, "I bleed ink and I live words."