Champagne, formerly known as Shonda Lanae, is a 34-year-old mother of 2. Born and raised in Neptune New Jersey, Champagne currently resides in Asbury Park. She wears several hats as a promoter, reader, blogger, author, mother, sister, friend, and recently CEO/Founder of her new business Lanae's X'Clusive Branding LLC.

Champagne has always had a passion for reading books, but has also excelled in writing. English was her favorite subject and still is. Shonda is the youngest of six siblings and was named after her second oldest brother Rashon who passed away in 2006.

In 2014 she was encouraged to become an author, and was against the idea. Not too long after that, Rashonda picked up a book and rediscovered her passion for reading. In September 2017 she was encouraged to write a second time and decided to follow through. By December of that year, Shonda signed her first contract with Platinum Presents. Within four months Shonda released her first book series, In Love With a Tru Savage (rereleased as Luvin' A Real Jersey Savage).  

With a new name, Champagne has found a forever home with a plethora of new projects coming for her readers. Get ready for the elevation! 

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