Shamontiel (pronounced Shuh mawn tee el) Latrice Vaughn is the author of two novels ("Round Trip" and "Change for a Twenty"); the Chicago Tribune's Digital News Editor (Breaking News, Health and National Travel pages, previously updated the Food & Dining page and produced health chats); and has over 800 articles in various print and online publications, including Yahoo! Contributor Network (formerly Associated Content); and Examiner.com's Chicago Relationship Examiner, Chicago News and Events Examiner, Chicago Black Hair and Health Examiner and Chicago Fragrance Examiner. Her work can also be found in Spoken Vizions magazine, Underlined Magazine, Citizens in America magazine, Fate Magazine, AT&T, Redeye, TheFrisky.com, HyPaChicago.org, Yahoo! News and Yahoo! TV.
This Chicago native graduated Cum Laude from Lincoln University (MO) with a Bachelor of Arts in English/Creative Writing.