OUR ROOTS

Honey Tree Publishing, founded in November 2013 as a Christian-centered book publishing company, specializes in empowering books for a culturally diverse audience focused on the voices, identities, and experiences of people of color, especially persons of African heritage. 

In April 2022, Honey Tree Academy LLC, an affiliate of Honey Tree Publishing, was established as a traveling educational experience offering quality research-informed and curriculum-based, culturally responsive, and intergenerational programs and services, including interactive reading and creative writing experiences, educator and family workshops, writing and publishing consultations, and tutoring services to meet the needs of students of all ages in academic and community centers worldwide.

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 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 and 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 educates, writes, and encourages aspiring authors through their writing and publishing journey.