Sharifa D is a second generation American and native of northern New Jersey. In addition, she grew up in a West Indian household. With her father being from Jamaican and mother from Barbados, since the age of 1 years old has been traveling back fourth between the states and both islands. Being that she has a knack for creative writing and a vivid imagination she began writing short stories in middle school. After reading her first urban fictional novel her freshmen year of high school she began to write short urban fictional stories. Upon finishing high school she went straight to cosmetology school and started a career as a hairstylist in New York City. She worked as a stylist for close to 10 years. In 2016 close family members and friends encouraged her to peruse her dream of writing urban fictional novels and she is now a signed author of Royalty Publishing House.