Published author, vocalist, and professional free-lance writer, Sheréa Véjauan nurtured a life-long love for the arts at an early age. She was thirteen years old when she first joined her school choir, where she began to explore the beauty and power of vocal expression. A literary bent introduced her to poetry, which she also pursued. She became an active participant in various music and poetry competitions, giving her the opportunity to travel to different states. She also performed in talent shows and artist showcases. Among her early accolades is her achievement of First Place in the NAACP ACT-SO Competition regionals, which won the chance for her to read her winning poem at the NAACP National Convention in Dallas, Texas. In 1991, Sheréa's talents were noticed by Stellar Award winner Kenny Smith, for whom she sang background vocals. She continued to utilize her skills, singing radio jingles and performing vocals for other artists and production companies. A devout Christian, she has also performed in and penned original music for well-known Gospel plays at the famed Wilshire Ebell. Sheréa's positive spirit and abundant energy grows from her faith. While touring, she has continued to give back by sharing her gifts within the community. She has ministered at schools, churches, youth camps, and homeless shelters. No stranger to the hardships of life, Sheréa was raised by her maternal grandmother in Compton, California, following the death of her father. As a young adult, Sheréa was determined to escape the defeated mentality that many expected of her. She found strength in her faith that God would bring good things to those who love Him. With this foundation, she worked her way through college, persevering to achieve her goals. Still dedicated to community activism, Sheréa sits on the Board of Directors for the Friends of the Art of Dance Association, a non-profit organization based in Carson and Los Angeles, California, that introduces the arts as a positive alternative for urban youth, creating a healthier environment to encourage the growth of strong minds and bodies. She also recently co-founded Proud of My Hair-itage, a product line that encourages cultural pride and positive self-expression among African-American youth. An accredited member of the Christian Writer's Guild of San Diego County, Sheréa is author of Realistically Speaking: Speaking What's Real, Keeping What's Holy. A collection of poignant short stories, poems and inspirational sayings taken from everyday life, the book challenges individuals to expose their true selves to God's scrutiny, under the protection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Sheréa is currently working on Realistically Speaking: Volume Two, and plans to record a CD of her poetry called Realistically Speaking: Spoken Word. Actively exploring her vocal talents, Sheréa is also collaborating with producers 'DBG' and Kenny Smith on a full album project set for release in 2003. She resides in Southern California, devoted wife for eleven years to her husband Brian, and mother to their three children. For booking information please contact Phillipa Riley at (562) 674-2955.