Author. Show Host. Motivational Speaker. Award Winning CEO of The Cartel Publications & Cartel Cafe Books Store - an international, independent publishing house and bookstore. Toy's publishing house The Cartel Publications, is the face of today's urban fiction and street fiction industries. In both the digital and print world, the Cartel represents the best her generation has to offer in African American literature. She has aptly been dubbed the "Urban Fiction Empress" and "a literary master".
Toy is multifaceted and currently runs an independent publishing company, movie production company and popular Washington DC and Maryland area bookstore. In addition, she facilitates her popular seminar "How To Write A Novel In 30 Days", using her non-fiction novel of the same title. Toy consults authors and publishing houses on what it takes to achieve success and longevity in the industry.
She has been featured in The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, Essence Magazine, Don Diva Magazine and Urban Book Source. She has been awarded Author Of The Year by AAMBC and was voted Most Underrated Author by The Urban Book Source.
When not writing, running the Cartel or producing independent movies based on her company's novels, Toy travels and shoots videos for Cartel TV, a show geared toward her publishing house. Her first movie, Pitbulls In A Skirt, under her movie production company Cartel Urban Cinema, is due out in 2013.