Adaeze Atuegwu is a Nigerian-American writer and published author. Born to pharmacist parents, Adaeze spent her formative years between Enugu, Nigeria and the United States. Adaeze started writing as a preteen and between June 1994 and January 1995, authored 17 children and young adults books, all published between 1994-1995 at the age of 17. This gained her recognition as Nigeria’s youngest and most prolific writer in 1995, with a multi-book launch, press coverages, newspaper interviews, radio interviews, and TV appearances in 1994, 1995, and 1996. In 1996, Adaeze moved back to New Jersey for her college education where she was often named to the Dean’s list.

Adaeze’s first book, FATE, was published in 1994 by Fourth Dimension Publishing Company also known for publishing Chinua Achebe’s books. Her second book, TEARS was published by B-Teks Publishing in 1995. FATE, TEARS, and the rest of her books were subsequently published by Cika Publishers – in print and in Braille. Adaeze’s books have collectively sold millions of copies and been read widely.

Adaeze is the Rotary International Club recipient of the Award for Creativity (1994), Award for Fostering Child Development (1995), and Award for Excellence in Writing (1996). Adaeze is also a winner of a 1993 World Health Day essay contest. Adaeze received an Award for Creativity from Rotaract International in 1996.

Adaeze holds a bachelor’s degree and a doctorate degree in pharmacy from Rutgers University, New Jersey. While in college, she served as the copy editor and contributing writer for her pharmacy yearbook, Pharmascript. She had also served as a copy editor and contributing writer for Honour, her high school yearbook.

Adaeze has a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University. An excerpt of her thesis, Freedom Flies High, was published in Penn Union, JHU 2011.

Adaeze also has a Master’s Degree in Medication Therapy Management (MTM) from the University of Florida and holds a certification from American Medical Writers Association (AMWA). She has been published in several media outlets including Drug Topics, America’s Pharmacist, Transatlantic Times, Livestrong.com, and Healthfully.com (Leaf Group). Adaeze is the founder of SmarterContents.com, a medical communication and content branding company for small business and medical startups.

Adaeze has merged her love for both fiction and creative non-fiction over the years through many publications. She is an entrepreneur, an avid traveler to over 80 countries with her family, and a self-taught recipe creator. When Adaeze is not writing, she is spending time outdoors with her family.

Read more about Adaeze here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adaeze_Atuegwu

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