Tiphani Nicole Montgomery was born and raised in Rochester, New York, and moved to Raleigh, North Carolina at the age of twenty-one, where she enrolled at Saint Augustine College. Realizing early on that school wasn’t for her, she left college after attending for a couple of months and chose a different route. In 2005, Tiphani jumped out on faith and self published her first book entitled, ‘Hate Me Bitch!’ A collection of poetry, selling over 2500 copies. Following her first release was her sophomore poetry book ‘If I Knew Then… ‘ that made its debut in 2006. Content with just writing poetry, it took a stranger to push the possibility of something bigger.
It was when Tiphani met author Tonya Ridley, did she ever consider writing fiction. Tonya put Tiphani’’s work in the hands of the Life Changing Book’s publisher and the rest is history! Tiphani’s’ first fiction novel, The Millionaire Mistress, sold out everywhere in the first four months of release, landing her a spot on Essence Magazine best sellers list for March, April, May, June, and #1 in July 2007. Still A Mistress, the successful sequel of her first novel, made its debut on Essence Magazine best sellers list, taking over the #2 spot for March 2008. In addition to being an accomplished writer, Tiphani is a motivational speaker focusing her energy on encouraging our younger generation to defy the odds.
Tiphani currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina with her daughter & son, where she is working on her fifth novel, a screenplay, and a non-profit organization to promote financial literacy to the youth.