OUR ROOTS

In December of 2013, Honey Tree Publishing was founded as a family-owned business to educate and empower children and families through reading and writing. Since its inception, our company has expanded to become a traveling, educational institute that offers multicultural books, reading, storytelling, and creative arts-based programs. We provide interactive and hands-on educational reading, writing, and publishing programs that meet the cultural and developmental needs of students of culturally diverse backgrounds throughout the world.

CEO & FOUNDER 

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Dr. Tytianna Ringstaff, Founder and CEO of Honey Tree Publishing, is the author, illustrator, and publisher of eight books, including the children's book series "Sweet Pea and Sugar Tea's Country Family Adventures: A collection of African-American poems," "The Healing Tree: A book of poetry, prose, meditations, and affirmations," "When Hip Hop Met Poetry: An Urban Love Story," and "#Am I Next? A poetic movement for political reform and Black liberation.” She is also the co-author of "The Bridge Kids: An African heritage family activity book." 

As an artist, educator, and entrepreneur, Dr. Ringstaff has served as an Executive Director in various educational and arts-based settings. She is the Executive Director of several documentaries, including “Surviving Two Pandemics: Covid-19 and Racism” (2020) and “Amplifying Black Women’s Voices during the 2020 Global Pandemic" (2022). Dr. Ringstaff also had directed music videos as Executive Director of "When Hip Hop Met Poetry" and Co-director of “Black Excellence.” 

Dr. Ringstaff holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Louisville and teaches classes and leads workshops on topics, including African American history, the history and evolution of Black education in the U.S, Afrocentric curriculum, Culturally Responsive Teaching, creative writing, and book writing and publishing. Dr. Ringstaff lives with her husband in Kentucky, where she writes, educates, and guides aspiring authors through their writing and publishing journey.