Shaneequa Cannon has been writing stories since elementary school and screenplays ever since a social media career quiz declared her to be a film writer. Though she obtained her degree in English with a Creative Writing concentration in 2003 from the University of Miami, it was the leap into acting that made the importance of screenwriting clear. Finding ethnic roles for multi-dimensional characters was harder than she expected. Having grown up on a diet of Harlequin and Silhouette novellas as a pre-teen, it only made sense that she would focus on writing real-life romantic movies.
Shaneequa is not only a screenwriter, she’s also a published author, a former educator, and an author coach. As of March 2018, she has been a student of The Writer’s Room at Bridge 17 Scriptwriters’ Studio. There she works on honing her craft as a screenwriter, improving with every course.