Turning a dream into a long lasting legacy.

About Dream Scribers

In 2019, Natalie Bonner and Toccara Nicole desired to create a program to assist others with writing and publishing books. September 15, 2021, Dream Scribers was brought to fruition. Divine timing at it's best!

Dream Scribers is a 12-week, no-cost program which assists youth and the incarcerated with writing, publishing, and marketing a book. Benefits to the Dream Scribers program include:

1. Improved self-expression

2. Improved critical thinking

3. Improved vocabulary

4. Improved learning comprehension

5. Improved communication

6. Enhanced creativity

7. A passive stream of income


Our first class consisted of five youth ages 7 to 15, and three women detained at Kane County Jail.

Dream Scribers Class Two launched April 6, 2022. We doubled the size with 10 youth, 4 men detained at Kane County Jail, and 1 Kane County Sheriff's Office employee! We are beyond excited to reveal their books to the world!

How can you help?

We are always in need of donations to support this no-cost program. We truly believe in the power of building communities and greatly appreciate your assistance in fulling our mission and the dreams of others! We accept donations via PayPal, CashApp ($talentedtenthss), and Givelify. All donations are tax-deductible!

Natalie Bonner

Natalie Bonner attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL and earned her Bachelor's degree in Economics. After graduating, she entered into financial services to educate and empower the disenfranchised. By working with these individuals, she felt compelled to do more in the community. Equipped with years of experience dealing with several impoverished communities in Missouri and Illinois and understanding the struggle, Natalie founded Talented Tenth Social Services, Inc. in 2015.

Natalie is also a children's book author, under the pen name, Marie Sunshine. Since 2017, she has published 5 children's books, calendars, journals, and coloring books.

Natalie is a proud mother of two. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Glen Ellyn Area Alumnae Chapter, the Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce, the DuPage county chapter of NAACP, and the Aurora Youth Council. Natalie is a charter member and president-elect for the Greater Fox Valley Area Kiwanis Club. Natalie is a board member for Cambridge Classical Academy in Chicago, IL, as well as the advisory board for the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry. Natalie is a 2019 Daily Herald Entrepreneur Excellence Award recipient and a 2020 She Rocks It Honoree. Natalie is also a Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated’s 2020 Author on Tour, as well as 2021 Author on Tour. She is also a city of Aurora Donna J. Williams MLK Award of Service recipient. Her goal is to have a positive impact on her community and the communities she serves. She intends to reach and assist as many people as possible to provide them with the tools to be successful; mind, body and soul.

To learn more about Talented Tenth Social Services, visit www.talentedtenthss.org

To learn more about Marie Sunshine, visit www.mariesunshine.com

Toccara Nicole

Toccara Nicole, also known as “The Identity Architect” works with Gen Z’s along with Millennial and Gen X women to build books, businesses, brands and themselves to identify what’s in their vault to unlock their personal and marketplace identity by using powerful insight, discernment, and sensitivity! As an author, speaker, consultant and coach, she understands the power of being unleashed to be free to serve as your authentic self!

She is a proud graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree. Indeed she is too proud to be a graduate from the University of Phoenix where she holds a Master’s in Management. She is a nine time author along with being an Amazon Best Seller. She holds an Honorary Doctoral Degree for her works within the community and across the world.

She loves to stand strong in her superpower of being a mid-wife by igniting the fire within her clients to own the gems within their vaults to give birth to the many gifts they possess.

As being the architect to authors, VOS Consulting and Publishing International creates, cultivates, and launches authors, entrepreneurs, and storytellers into position to monetize their genius. She equips her clients to shift the “ship” by introducing authorship as a form of entrepreneurship!

To learn more about Toccara, visit www.ToccaraNicole.com