COLUMBUS, OH, February 23, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Toya Raylonn Vickers has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
While coming of age, Ms. Vickers kept a journal and cultivated a love of writing. However, she was also driven to pursue a career in service to others. After earning a bachelor's degree in psychology from the Ohio State University in 1999 and a master's degree in social work from Howard University in 2003, she was involved in a life-threatening car accident. While convalescing in the hospital, she felt compelled by her Christian faith to pursue her passion to write. In 2003, Ms. Vickers began her first novel, "Dimes, Profiles and Wives," which she finished three years later and published in 2010.
During the early stages of her career, Ms. Vickers gained valuable professional expertise as a policy analyst with the Alliance for Children and Families, a grant writer for the Children's Defense Fund and as an operations supervisor for ContactUS Communications. Since 2009, she has excelled as the owner and chief executive officer of Toyshelf Services LLC. In this capacity, Ms. Vickers writes and produces her own books, offers creative coaching, writes grant proposals, serves as a ghostwriter and more.
Throughout the course of her professional journey, Ms. Vickers has written a number of books. Beginning with her first novel, she later penned "To Say I Do," "Love Without a Limit" and "Fool for Love." For her outstanding work in the field, she was named as the Author of the Month through New Birth Christian Ministries in 2021. Outside of her work, she volunteers with Out of Darkness, a nonprofit organization that helps women and teenagers who have been involved in human trafficking. Looking toward the future, Ms. Vickers aspires to build an apartment home complex for women who have been trafficked and are healthy enough to live on their own.
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