From meager beginnings on the thirty-mile island of St. Thomas to New York Times best selling author residing in Los Angeles, Karrine Steffans-McCrary has come a long way. Details of the first twenty-five years of her complicated, yet, thrilling former life and lifestyle are captured in the pages on her memoir, Confessions of a Video Vixen, published by Harper Collins Publishers, making a biography almost obsolete.
Since Confessions debuted on June 28, 2005, Karrine and her enthralling story has been on the lips and minds of most everyone. Among many other media outlets Paula Zahn, Donny Deutsch, Tyra Banks, Bill O'Reilly, and the queen of daytime herself, Oprah Winfrey have sought Karrine and helped propel her into the limelight and even contributed satirical editorial to HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher. This sudden thrust into the world's eye has prompted publishing giant Hachette Book Group USA/Grand Central Publishing (formerly Warner Books) to welcome Karrine into their family, inking two publishing contracts for three additional books. Karrine's premiere venture with Hachette is her current memoir, and yet another New York Times bestseller, entitled The Vixen Diaries, published September 2007.
In March 2007, Karrine instated her own imprint aptly named, Steffans Publishing through which she assists undiscovered writers in breaking into the business of publishing. Steffans Publishing receives hundreds of synopsis a month, through and each is meticulously combed over by Karrine and her staff. Synopses worthy of becoming a published manuscript are the present to the major publishing houses with which Karrine has affiliations and relationships.
Karrine added magazine contributor to her list with her first article for the October 2008 issue of XXL Magazine. The article takes readers inside her overly publicized, yet, misunderstood relationship with music artist Lil' Wayne.
ON July 13, 2009, Karrine published her third New York Times best seller, entitled The Vixen Manual: How to Find, Seduce & Keep the Man You Want, which made its debut on NBC's The Today Show.
Later that year, Karrine also inked her third publishing deal and has completed her fourth book, tentatively titled, Satisfaction: Erotic Fantasies for the Advanced & Adventurous Couple, with a publication date to be determined.
In 2010, Karrine also procured and inked two deals with Fox Television Studios - one in which her latest book, The Vixen Manual, has been optioned by the studio and another in which the author will make her premiere leap into the world of television as writer and co-executive producer of a scripted series, entitled 'What Not to Do', based loosely upon her life and the ideals inside The Vixen Manual. With an enviable acumen for enterprise, there is no end or barriers in site for this voracious talent. The only question that can be posed in reference to the career of this pop culture legend and icon is, what's next?
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