CJ is a retired Air Force Master Sergeant. She spent twenty years working within the Civil Engineer Operations Management Career Field before retiring in 2017.

Upon retirement, she started her author journey and published her first book at 40.
Since then, she has published over 20 books in total ranging from children's books under her pen name Auntie Nann to multiple genres under CJ Ives Lopez.

She opened her company iLO Multimedia, RGV, LLC in 2019 to continue her writing business and founded The Authors’ Porch podcast and magazine in 2020.

You can find her at her home office content writing, copywriting, or authoring with one of her six dogs always at her feet Regardless of what she is doing, helping people is at the core of who she is.

Other Works

  • Shades of Love: A Limited Edition Boxset of Black, Multicultural, and Interracial Contemporary Romances (PRIDE Anthologies)

  • Heaven Has Mail

  • Love Derailed

  • I am Here

  • a Lady or a Tramp

  • An Addicts Journey Home: The Tale of Two Sisters

  • Summer Raven


Awards and Recognition

  • 2020 Author of The Year - Pulse The Magazine