Author Features

Nichelle Goree Talks on Being “Dope” in her Second Book and the Start of Her Writing Journey

Nichelle Goree is a 2x Self-Published Author. She is a God-fearing mother of two and a woman of faith. Nichelle is self-motivator, and she is a motivator of her peers. She loves life and believes that we all can overcome any challenges that we are faced with, as evidenced by the challenges that she has overcome in her own life. Nichelle considers herself a Goal Digger. She has set several goals and successfully achieved them. She currently works as a Correctional Officer and has certificates as an insurance agent and a real estate agent.  Nichelle was led to write her second book after having life throw many things at her. Her books encourage others to think and speak positively and to have positive self-talk with yourself, about yourself.  Nichelle’s first book is titled Motivate Me Goree. Both books can be purchased on Amazon. Connect with Nichelle on Facebook and Instagram for motivation & encouragement.


“God somehow sends me on these journeys. I am currently employed with a National company, which is a remote position, and I have met different individuals across the fifty states, so I share with my virtual co- workers that I released a new book.”


Versafi: How did your journey as an author began?

Nichelle: What I had intentions on doing shifted me into a different direction I never had any plans on becoming an author although I always have enjoyed writing.

Versafi: Was becoming a writer something you always wanted to pursue?

Nichelle: No, never thought twice about it although I’ve always dreamed of doing journalism.

Versafi: What inspired you to write your first book?

Nichelle:  I had plans to do something else, but God redirected me and told me to write a book.

Versafi: How does it feel to be a published author?  

Nichelle: Amazing!!!

Versafi: Since becoming a published author, what challenges have you faced if any?

Nichelle: The challenge of which story to write about. I have so many memories and life encounters that It’s hard to not be so detailed about what has taken place due to confidential reasons, I try to not reveal so much.

Versafi: What message do you want your readers to take away when reading your books?  

Nichelle: To understand there will be challenges but always take the limits off.

Versafi: What does being an author mean to you?

Nichelle: In the words of Pamela D. Smith, it gives me AUTHORity.

Versafi: If you could co-author with any author dead or alive, who would it be and why?

Nichelle: Oprah, or my friend Lakysha Sampson, she’s an author. I have also had thoughts of writing with my family although no one in my family is an author yet.

Versafi: Do you have a favorite book that you have read in the past?

Nichelle: My first book, Motivate Me Goree

Versafi: Have you ever thought about being an author full-time?  

Nichelle: No, because I’m not good at focusing on one task. I’m always all over the place.

Versafi: Tell us about your marketing strategies as an author.

 Nichelle: Everybody I meet I always end up sharing that I am an author. God somehow sends me on these journeys. I am currently employed with a National company, which is a remote position, and I have met different individuals across the fifty states, so I share with my virtual co- workers that I released a new book.

Versafi: How many books have you published in total?

Nichelle:  Two

Versafi: Do you feel that black authors are celebrated and supported enough in their communities?

Nichelle:  YES!!! From my own experience it was unbelievable how many supporters reached out and purchased my first book. I really believe that my second book Dope will be dope! A lot of people are inquiring about it. I love seeing and supporting other black authors in the community as well.

Versafi: How can readers connect with you and support you?

Nichelle: By email, also I can be reached on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. My book Dope is on Amazon.

6 replies »

  1. Wow!!! Nichelle is my oldest niece and I’m extremely proud!! Never thought that this would be a direction that she would take! Honey you are an AUTHOR!! Continue to follow God’s assignments !! I’m so ready to get my hands on DOPE!

    I Love you ,


  2. I’m very proud of you and happy for you👏❤!!! Continue to follow God assignment he has so much in store for you 🙌🙌!! Can’t wait to purchase your book!!!! But God


  3. May God continue to guide you into unchartered territory. It’s always amazing to see young women live out their dreams. I can’t wait to read Dope!!!


  4. DOPE!! The work itself speaks volumes!
    Awesome Indeed I’m so ready to indulge in this Book!!
    May God continue to order your steps!
    Follow your heart & I wish you well in all of your future endeavors!!
    God Bless


  5. That’s amazing, continue to allow God to use you. You’re a blessing!!! Motive Me Goree is a great book…I couldn’t put it down! Dope…OMG! I purchased my book off of Amazon and I must admit Dope is a must read!!! I didn’t want to put it down but I’m doing the day to day with this book and every day is better than the last. I’m Dope, You’re Dope We’re DOPE!


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