Published by major houses such as Penguin USA, Harper Collins, Harlequin, and Kensington, many of her novels and anthologies have appeared in Literary Guild, Doubleday Book Club, Black Expressions Book Club, and on Black Board: African American Best-seller list in both hardcover and paperback. She is a former teacher of English, French, and Spanish, and since becoming a full-time author, has spent many hours in classrooms as part of Houston's Writers in the Schools Programs.
Anita speaks regularly at national conferences and writers workshops, and has mentored numerous budding authors to eventual publication. A long -time presenter with African American Women on Tour, she enjoys helping women find fulfillment in the workplace, the community and in their personal pursuits. She has traveled to Cairo, Egypt to speak to the Egyptian Women's Writers Association at Ains Sham University and to Guanzou, China to interview romance writer, Eboni Snoe.