Courtney Strickland is an Oklahoma born poet, author, and entrepreneur. She was raised in Longview, TX; returning to Oklahoma City in 2008 to reconnect to her roots and initially beginning her journey into self-love.
She is quite accustomed to southern hospitality, being a mother of two and God-Mother to many. A natural born leader, Courtney is the joint owner of AFTP Heat and Air with her husband, Anthony. Her passion is evident in her writing which is what drives her daily. With a commanding personality, Courtney demands attention on the mic during poetry performances or in her books overflowing in captivating real-life experiences.
A force to be reckoned with, Courtney and her coauthor make up the duo CEOs of Belle Poetry and Belle Publishing LLC. With a love for books and a devotion to seeing others succeed, she writes daily all while
advocating for future authors to live out their dreams.
Through her company, Belle Poetry, alongside her business partner, Courtney collaborates with artist from around the state to bring sold out shows and great entertainment.
Courtney's heart for poetry shows when volunteering her voice to the community in elementary schools and even colleges, such as Langston University and Oklahoma Christian University.
Now completing her third book, Courtney is driven and ready to leave her mark on the world through Poetry.