Inspirational Author, Screenwriter, Visionary
Colishia S. Benjamin is an inspirational author, inspiring screenwriter, and visionary living in North Carolina. She spent most of her adult life caring for others, working fifteen years in the healthcare field as a nursing assistant and as a habilitation technician. Her duties caring for the elderly and children with special needs exposed her to powerful emotional stories. The brave and remarkable people she met became the inspiration for her characters.
Starting as poet and short story writer, Colishia knew she had more to say, and wish to develop and expand her writing into novels and screenplays. She enrolled in school as a full-time student at Full Sail University, where she earned her BFA in Creative Writing for Entertainment. In 2011, she saw two of her poems published, including A Silly Girl Crush, appearing in the book From A Window: Harmony by Ebner & Wein Publishing, and Taboo appearing in the Anthology Stars in Our Hearts.
In September of 2012, WestBow Press published her work Poetry of Life. Colishia is now in the process of writing her first feature-length screenplay titled The Cry: a horror film about an evil entity haunting and killing vacationers that cross its path on a secluded island. She plans to release her second book Dear Lord: A book of prayers in the Spring 2015.