Zylia Knowlin

Zylia N. Knowlin is the proud author of : The Memoirs of an Empress. The novel 1991 is her second book, which actually is the first book in the series Living as an Empress. She is currently working on a children’s book that will feature the same characters she uses throughout the adult series Living as an Empress.

She is a PhD candidate at Barry University. She is the mother of four daughters as well. She has been featured in several magazines and newspapers in the USA. By visiting her website, www.blackgirlswrite2.com, you can learn more about her professional writing services. As the owner of Black Girls Write 2 LLC, she has branded merchandise available for sale at www.empresshaberdashery.com Follow her on IG @zknowlin, @empr.esszy and @blackgirlswrite2 and on Facebook at BlackGirlsWrite2, LLC Group.


In a world of high-tech fashion, oncoming technology, and all the glitters, Empress realizes that in the year 1991, she has to race against time to make her mark at Walcott College. Leaving the bustling city life of Gully, Empress travels to the quiet suburban town of Andover to attend Walcott College. As a black woman attending a predominantly white institution, she finds her identity by remaining true to herself.

Through cultural clashes, late-night rendezvous, trips to the mall, and quiet times in the library, Empress learns that history is a story that often repeats itself. Empress appreciates the value of hard work, dedication, love, and heartbreak while earning her degree as trail blazer. Empress will never allow the hate they give to bring her down.

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