Antoinette Shar’ron Johnson was born in Newark, New Jersey and raised in Somerset, New Jersey. She has been writing for over 25 years, and was the editor-in-chief, co-layout/design director, and staff writer for The Mount Zion Newsline the official newspaper for Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church (A.M.E.), New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Antoinette has written and published over 150 articles for The Mount Zion Newsline (newspaper), The Christian Observer (newspaper), The Christian Recorder (newspaper), The Positive Community (magazine), In the Church.com (newspaper), New Beginnings in Community Living (newsletter), Walking in the Spirit (newsletter), and My Life Now (magazine).
Her articles have been published in print and online. She served as an assistant editor for the First District Flame, a newspaper published by the First Episcopal District of the A.M.E. Church, which circulates 10,000 copies throughout the tri-state area. Other positions she currently holds and has held for various publications include columnist, co-editor, contributing writer, layout director, and design artist.
Antoinette graduated in June 2010 with a Master of Arts in Education, Curriculum, and Instruction specializing in English and Language Arts from the University of Phoenix. In 2005, she received a Journalism Certificate from Middlesex County College, and in 1991, she received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Montclair State University.