With over 2,700,000 views on YouTube, Stefanie Newell is the go-to writing coach for aspiring writers. Prior to YouTube, however, Stefanie is known for her debut novel The Buzz: When Celebrity Gossip Goes Wrong.
The Buzz has been described as a humorous yet introspective look at the entertainment industry and its allure. The idea for The Buzz came while Newell was freelance writing for Unrated Magazine where she interviewed celebrities such as Drew Sidora (Real Housewives of Atlanta), K-Ci and Jo-Jo (Jodeci), and actor Brian White (Ambitions). After observing the entertainment industry over the years, Stefanie put pen to paper and brought to life the gossiping Internet diva Ebony Jenkins.
Stefanie Newell is the go-to writing coach for the first-time writer looking for direction on writing, publishing, and marketing a non-fiction book. Her experience has paved the way for her to coach Hollywood film and television producer Madison Jones, Womeneur founder Sharon Beason, Grammy award-winning music producer S1, and hip hop artist, philanthropist, and politician Rhymefest!
In addition to coaching authors through her How To Write A Book program, Stefanie is also a best-selling author who has written several books, eBooks, and digital products, including How To Write Your First Book and Write The Damn Book!
She’s been featured by media outlets such as WCIU, Rolling Out, and Fox TV. Newell has also spoken at numerous book and film festivals, including National Black Book Festival, Bronzeville Film Festival, and the Los Angeles Black Book Expo, to name a few.
Her greatest reward, however, is assisting her clients in telling their personal stories and fulfilling their goal of becoming published authors.
Past Speaking Engagements
National Black Book Festival, Bronzeville Film Festival (Columbia College Chicago), Bronzeville Film Festival (IIT), Los Angeles Black Book Expo, Father & Son Event (Madison Square Garden), John Hope College Prep HS (Youth Empowerment Workshop), Rotary Club (Forest Park, IL), WordCamp Atlanta, WordPress Users Group ATL, WTAL1450AM (Freedom Train Radio Show), Blogging While Brown (2016), Dream Lifters Book Writers Brunch/Turner Chapel A.M.E. (2017), WomeneurCollective (2018), Books, Bubbly & Boss Babes (2018), VoyageATL (2019), YouAreHereWriters Instagram page (2020), Lulu Publishing – Hosted ‘How To Write an Outline For A Non-Fiction Book’ Webinar (2023)
Sample of Press Coverage
“Breakout author Stefanie Newell serves up The Buzz on a hot platter for all who love gossip, Internet forums, and spicy storylines. Newell’s novel is an interesting, thrilling, humorous experience that will have readers loving the story and hating the hell out of the main protagonist. The perfect anti-hero, Ebony’s a refreshing break from the normal sweet character. Her persona reeks of the all too familiar stank, hate-filled online personalities seen on many well-known gossip sites. This book is a definite must-read for anyone who loves or hates the gossip circuit.” – J’Adore Magazine
“Stefanie Newell fully understands America’s growing obsession with celebrity chat. As the author of the novel, The Buzz: When Celebrity Gossip Goes Wrong, Newell delves into our fascination with the stars. The book revolves around the fictional story of Ebony, a successful black woman whose pursuit of the high life wreaks havoc.” – Rolling Out Magazine
“The Buzz” is a very enjoyable book. The plot grabs you, and then the interaction between the characters draws you in. The author gives us the background of each character in detail. This helps you understand each character’s personality and why they behave the way they do. This is what makes the book outstanding. “The Buzz” is a must-read. Solid debut.” – OOSA Online Book Club
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