Indie Author Spotlight: Chiquita Dennie

Just in time for Valentine’s day, we celebrate noted romance author, Chiquita Dennie! Chiquita Dennie is an author of romance and thrillers, as well as mystery books under a different name. Publishing with Barnes & Noble Press since 2019, Dennie has over 40 eBooks on sale with NOOK including four new reads slated for spring 2024!

In particular, Chiquita Dennie’s work is a celebration of diversity within the romance genre. While some authors may specialize in one subgenre, Dennie fearlessly explores various categories. This fearless range ensures her readers never experience a dull moment. From heart-pounding mafia romances to light-hearted romantic comedies and the passion-filled world of sports, Dennie seamlessly weaves tales that resonate with a broad audience.

Flatlay of a newspaper, coffee cup, and plate of cookies, with the paperback book "Exposed" by Chiquita Dennie displayed.

In an industry where visibility is crucial, Chiquita Dennie found a home for her stories at B&N Press. Since 2019, Dennie has not only utilized the B&N Press platform for her prolific writing but has worked to facilitate a direct connection with readers through promotions and collaborations.

Currently, her latest release, “Exposed,” a romantic suspense bodyguard romance, is a pick in our Top Indie Favorites. Plus, her small town sports romance, “Temptation,” is part of a collection celebrating black authorship in February with titles on sale throughout the month.


“As a self-published author, I have numerous opportunities to be expressive and creative with my writing… The process of uploading eBooks and paperbacks is simple, and support provides timely communication.”


With Chiquita Dennie’s books, every page holds a story of intriguing characters and witty dialogue. And, in each genre, she brings her own spin of suspense, and excitement to the table. While Dennie has seen steady growth since publishing with Barnes & Noble Press years ago, we know the future is bold and bright for this bestselling author!


About Chiquita Dennie:

Chiquita Dennie is an Author, Filmmaker, Podcast host, and Entrepreneur. Memphis, TN hometown and Los Angeles, CA native. Nominated for 2021 Author of the Year, Best Black Romance “Mutual Agreement,” and Best Interracial Romance for “She’s All In Need”. In 2022, she was nominated Author Queen of the Year, Best Black Romance “Nasir” Best Interracial Romance “Torn” and Best Romantic Comedy “Something Gained” by Black Girls Who Write.

Her background started in film/TV, ranging from Tyra Banks, Dr. Phil, American Idol, and other Emmy award-winning shows. Also, she is an award-winning filmmaker with her directing debut short film “Invisible.” Chiquita transitioned to publishing in 2017 after turning her screenplay into the Antonio and Sabrina Dark Romance series, which fans have embraced. She writes contemporary steamy romance, romantic suspense, women’s fiction, fantasy, and so much more.


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