Melica Niccole was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She developed a fondness in writing and creating things at an early age. Writing was a creative expressive technique that she used to talk about various subject matters such as relationships, domestic violence, friendships, and more. These subject matters were mainly expressed in the form of poetry.
After graduating from college, Melica sought to be a published author. Although Melica did not become a published author right after her undergraduate work at Otterbein, the drive and determination within her stayed the same. She has performed in front of audiences at The National Black Book Festival, The Ohio State University, Laughin & Loungin, Writing Wrongs Poetry open mic events, and other places around the country. Her hard work finally paid off in August of 2010 when she released her first book titled, Dead Wrong.
Melica recently completed her Master’s Degree in Health Services. Currently, she works in a Workforce Development Department, where she trains and develops the skills of individuals with Developmental Disabilities for competitive employment purposes. Melica has stated that “it is a very rewarding feeling when you have aided with the growth and development of an individual, who utilizes the information you provided to obtain paid employment.” Her activities also includes mentoring two young ladies who are 18 and 13 years of age, providing her family with healthy tips on eating right and staying fit, and supporting local companies with planning and implementing effective programming.
Melica loves living outside the box and creating new and exciting things. She believes that anything is possible with passion and determination.