Tressa "Azarel" Smallwood is the Award Winning Publisher of Life Changing Books INC, co founder of MegaMind Media, a movie producer, author and speaker.
In 2003 she resigned from her teaching tenure to fulfill her dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Within two months after writing her first novel, A Life to Remember she raked in over 40K in sales, and has since then turned her knowledge into a multi-million dollar empire. Her entrepreneurial work both as an author and movie producer have been featured in Black Enterprise, Hip Hop Weekly, EURWeb, The Source and Rolling Out. With over one hundred forty book titles published in print to date and even more digitally, Life Changing Books, more lovingly known as (LCB) was awarded Independent Publisher of the Year in 2011 and has since expanded into the film industry with Life Changing Films & MegaMind Media. Life Changing Films & MegaMind Media debut SECRETS adapted from the J. Tremble novel Secrets of a Housewife was released in 2016 and was Featured Narrative Film at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) and in 2017 on BET. Smallwood released feature Secrets is in post-production on feature film All In set to release 2018. When she is not teaching others how to write and publish or reviewing scripts for her promising film catalog Tressa is mentoring girls ages 10-17 on becoming self-starters and leaders through her program, Be The Boss Entrepreneurial Program.