Figure professional and cover model Candice Keene to be VIP Ink Publishing’s newest author.

CandiceKeeneCandice Keene was born in Dallas, grew up in Phoenix, and now lives in Orlando. In 2008, she won her first figure show, then competed two weeks later at the NPC Nationals. There, she earned her pro card with the International Federation for Bodybuilding. It was a great moment for her. Since then, she has competed in 34 professional shows. Her distinguished career has resulted in 11 IFBB Figure Champion Titles, and two of those were the prestigious Figure International Titles. She is a six-time Figure Olympian, and was the runner-up in the 2014 Figure Olympia.

However, she is more than just a competitive model. She is an ISAA Certified Trainer, who helps clients in all walks of life. She is also a product developer, having created ProCakez which is a meal replacement. With time, he hopes that it will become a global product. As a model, she has also been on the cover of four magazines. Academically, she is one year’s worth of classes away from graduating from UCF with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies focusing on Business and Communication, with a double Minor in Entrepreneurship and Psychology.

More than that, though, Keene

believes in herself. She is a go-getter to whom nothing has ever come easy. Rather, she has had to work hard, persevere, and grow into the person that she wants to become. She strives to be passionate and to fight through obstacles to accomplish her goals. She is writing a book in order to show that no matter where you were before, or what your past is, that doesn’t matter or define you. In fact, her mentality is, “If you want something, go get it and make it happen!”

 

 

 

Posted On 09 Mar 2016
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Pro Wrestler and Country Music Star Mickie James signs with VIP Ink Publishing

MickieJamesMickie Laree James has joined forces with VIP Ink Publishing to release autobiography.

Throughout her childhood in Virginia, Mickie James was always something of a tomboy, as she enjoyed riding horses and dreaming of becoming a wrestler. In 1999, she made this dream a reality, starting her pro career under the name Alexis Laree. After years on the independent circuit, she started working for Total Nonstop Action in 2002, then signed with WWE a year later. In 2005, she debuted for WWE, and beat Tricia Status to win Wrestlemania 22. She would go on to win five Women’s Titles and one Divas Title, and her six championships are second all-time. In 2010, she returned to TNA Wrestling with the goal of becoming a Knockouts Champion, which she did three times.

James loves music as well, and in 2010, released a country album, Strangers and Angels, which included three songs that she herself co-wrote. Her music has received critical acclaim from Country Weekly and CMA Magazine, and led to TV appearances on Fox and Friends and Red Eye. Moreover, she has performed in concert with Rascal Flatts, Montgomery Gentry, Gretchen Wilson and Randy Houser. In 2010, she released a single entitled “Hardcore Country,” which is also her walkup song. Three years later, her second album came out: Somebody’s Gonna Play Through Entertainment One Music, which includes three original songs.

In 2014, James gave birth to a son, Donovan, but she still travels the world, taking him with her. If there is anything James wants to tell her fans, it’s that “I just want to say thank you for all of your support. I love you. Without you I wouldn’t be able to do what I do and do it on the stage that I do it. I am forever grateful.”

Posted On 09 Mar 2016
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Harlem Globetrotter big man to signs with VIP Ink Publishing Jermaine Middleton to release autobiography

Globetrotter big man JermainJermaineStretchMiddletone Middleton to become VIP Ink Publishing’s newest author.

Basketball player Jermaine Middleton will tell his story in his upcoming book for VIP Ink Publishing. Middleton spent most of his childhood and teen years in his birthplace of Los Angeles, California. He never played basketball until he was 16, when he underwent a seven inch growth spurt. At that point, Willie E. West Jr., the head coach at Crenshaw high school, recruited him to join the team. Middleton graduated in 2003, then finished his high school career at South Kent School, an all-boys prep school in Connecticut.

After that, Jermaine attended Central Connecticut State University for two years, then transferred to Northwood University in West Palm Beach, Florida. In a two year span where he played for Northwood, his team won 54 games, winning the regular season Sun Conference Championship both years. In 2008, the team advanced to the NAIA National Tournament Quarterfinals, and were ranked in the top16 of the NAIA in 2009.

Middleton was a huge success at Northwood. He displayed the ability to rebound the ball on both ends of the floor, as well as use a soft touch around the basket. He also runs the floor well, can shoot a jumper, shoot a jump-hook with two hands, and bock shots.

In 2009 at the Premier Basketball League Draft, Middleton was drafted ninth overall by the two-time defending champion Rochester Razor Sharks. In 2012, Jermaine “Stretch” Middleton signed with the Harlem Globetrotters. At 7’4”, he is the third tallest player in team history.

Posted On 09 Mar 2016
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