Have a prosperous year full of great reads!!
Have a prosperous year full of great reads!!
Join us for another exciting Happy & Single Game Night in a new location. Bring your friends, your favorite game, your favorite drink (BYOB) and your game face! We’ll have games on hand as well. Thanks to the owner of Evergreen Grill, this one is FREE!
Friday, October 27, 2017
302 S. Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Begins at 6:30 p.m.
It’s hosted by myself and Miguel Grandberry, former co-host of the relationship talk show Venus vs. Mars. There will be live entertainment with the band Bamboo Forest featuring Will Graves performing. It’s also Trolley Night on South Main so early arrival is suggested. We’ll see you there! For more information, visit our Facebook Event Page.
(Memphis, TN)—Inspirational author Jae Henderson has once again donned vintage clothes and accessories that belonged to her late mother and taken a few photos worthy of a spread inside the pages of a fashion magazine. For her, it was the perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend and mark the launch of the Silver Bell Scholarship. This scholarship was created in memory of Jae’s mother, Lillie Bell Marshall, and will bestow a college student, who is excelling despite challenging circumstances, with $1,000.00 towards their education. Jae first released her vintage photos on June 21, 2016 to commemorate what would have been her mother’s 70th birthday. The pictorial tribute garnered favorable coverage from several media outlets, most notably ESPN’s online sports and pop culture publication, “The UnDefeated”. To see Jae Henderson’s latest photos and learn more about the Silver Bell Scholarship, visit www.lilliesdaughter.com.
Jae, a former radio personality and a professional voice over artist, is most recognized for her work as a published author. To date, she has released six solo titles and two with fellow author Mario D. King (www.jaehendersonauthor.com). However, her title of Lillie’s daughter is the one she wears most proudly. “My mother was a wonderful person, and she will continue to live on through me,” said Jae. “She also had some challenges but never let that get in the way of being a good parent. This is just the beginning for the scholarship. I am planning additional fundraisers to enable me to give away more money to more deserving students. Excelling in school was very important to my mother. She encouraged me to study hard. I know she would approve of what I’m doing.”
Lillie Bell Marshall passed in 2014, at the age of 67, after battling kidney failure and congestive heart failure. She was a single parent and Jae is her only child. Jae’s latest tribute photo features a white knit poncho, a wooden necklace, and leather gloves that belonged to Marshall. Jae decided to give it some additional 70’s flare by wearing an afro wig and adding a few of her own accessories. Her outfit was expertly arranged by personal wardrobe stylist Kim Newsom and the pictures were taken by photographer Isaac Singleton. According to Jae, taking these photos allows her to enjoy a common bond they shared in her mother’s absence.
“I realize that what I’m doing may not mean anything to anyone else, but it’s my way of continuing to share one of the things we both loved ─ fashion! My mother had all these wonderfully preserved clothes and accessories from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. I like that I can take her style, intertwine it with my own and have fun with it. I hope I inspire others to find creative authentic ways to remember their loved ones. Participating in something he or she enjoyed is always a good one,” said Jae.
Others seem to like her mother’s clothes as well. Jae showcased her mother’s vintage red and black leather coat on prime time television as an extra during NBC’s hit show, “This Is Us”. The popular drama came to her hometown of Memphis, TN to shoot the season finale. The episode aired February 21st. “I was really happy when the wardrobe stylist said I could wear my mom’s coat. I actually got to see it in two scenes from behind and the side. I didn’t get any face time,” laughed Jae. “But I’m grateful for the opportunity, nonetheless.”
Jae looks forward to awarding a deserving student with money for college while simultaneously honoring the most influential person in her life. Those who desire to apply for the scholarship or make a donation can visit www.lilliesdaughter.com to learn more.
Do you have a child between the ages 7 – 12 of with aspirations of being a writer? Bring them to the Little Writers Workshop. This is our second year helping develop literary creative in children. It is being taught by myself and my friend and fellow writer Angela Austin. During the event children will learn the basics of writing a good story and then begin a writing project. It is tailored for each age group but we suggest that your child have moderate writing skills in order to get the most out of this workshop. A snack will be provided. This cost is only $20.00 child.
To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/little-writers-workshop-tickets-33972418418.
It’s February and I can honestly say that 2017 has been good to me so far. With that in mind I’d like to tell you about two things I have going on.
When Temptation, Secrets, Betrayal and Heartbreak Collide!
It seems as if the no strings attached relationship between Marcus and Natalie has left them in quite the predicament. Marcus, the handsome successful bachelor, now finds himself in the role of soon-to-be father while trying to sort out his feelings for three different women. There’s Natalie, the pleasant distraction turned soon-to-be mother of his child; Chanel, his rebound ex-girlfriend and former friend of Lisa, the woman he was once madly in love with and wanted to marry. Deep down, Marcus wants to be a good man but he’s finding it hard to be with one woman when his heart is cut into pieces.
Natalie, the not-so- innocent bystander in this whole ordeal has a secret she’s fighting hard to keep. If she confesses her sins the baby she’s carrying might not be enough to hold on to the man she yearns for. But Marcus isn’t the only one with options. Jackson, her generous and supportive boss, is offering her a sweet escape from all the drama. Will Marcus choose love with Natalie or head in another direction? And if he does choose Natalie, will she still be there waiting to welcome him home.
Delve into part two of this entertaining thought-provoking series that expertly illustrates what can happen when you allow lust to determine your direction. There could be consequences and repercussions of epic proportions that leave you asking the question, “Where Do We Go From Here?”
2. I started a group for singles on Facebook called Happy & Single. We are a group of happy people who happen to be single. For the most part we discuss single life, inspirational quotes and give tips on how to enjoy the single season better. We have even talked about taking group trips in the future but this Friday, February 10th we are having our first event called GAME NIGHT. If you live in the Memphis, TN area you are welcome to join us. We have a fun evening of table games (Spades, dominoes, Jenga, checkers, chess, Connect Four, etc.) and group games planned. Tickets are only $5 in advance and $8 at the door to enjoy fun, food, games and fellowship. Learn all about it and purchase tickets here,
If you want to join the group visit us here, Happy & Single Facebook Page
Well that’s all for now. Be blessed!
There’s really not much to say. I turned 40 on Thanksgiving and my heart is filled with gratitude that has manifested itself into huge savings for you. All my ebooks are .99 or $1.99. This is a significant savings because some of them regularly retail for $3.99. Get them for yourself or friends! Happy holidays!
Here are the links!
Amazon/Kindle Readers: ow.ly/tpLA306x9I0
B&N/Nook Readers: ow.ly/knYH306x9Cu
Earlier this year, I started doing something called Good Woman Gatherings. I became bored with traditional book signings and decided to make them more fun! It’s an afternoon or evening of fun and games centered around my latest book Husband Wanted. We have food, great games, some wine and lots of laughs. I’ve done three of them now in Little Rock, Arkansas; Memphis, TN; and Nashville, TN. I’m proud to say that each one had been a hit. I’ve gotten great feedback and the ladies seem to have a good time. If you would like to bring a Good Woman Gathering to your book store, organization or home please contact me. I’d be happy to come. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901.286.JAE1.
I truly have enjoyed fellowshipping with great women and sharing my efforts with them. Here are a few pictures from previous ones. I’d like to saying thank you to the Ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. for always showing up and showing out!
The last few weeks have been busy to say the least. I’ve had some great and unexpected experiences. I’ll try to catch you up as briefly as possible. Let’s take care of business first.
This weekend I’ll be in Little Rock, Arkansas for a book signing for my newest book, Husband Wanted. If you are in the area, please join me.
Secondly, on June 21st I launched a fashion tribute and scholarship in honor of my mother. She would have been 70 years old. In it I took several pictures wearing my mother’s clothes. The majority of them are from the 1970’s. You can find it at www.lilliesdaughter.com. ESPN’s THE UNDEFEATED caught wind of it and did a story on it last week. Check it out!
I’m proud to announce that once again, I have been nominated for the Best In Black Award for Best Author. It’s sponsored by the Tri-State Defender Newspaper and I would be most appreciative if you would take the time to vote for me. You can vote once a day from each electronic device you own (phone, tablet, PC, etc.) You do not have to vote in every category and Best Author is #6 in the voting arrangement. I thank you in advance for your support, www.bestinblackawards.com.
Oh before I forget, recently I was cast as an extra in CMT’s new series Million Dollar Quartet. It’s based on the hit Broadway musical by the same name. In the scene, I am an aspiring country singer trying to get a record deal. It was a fun experience!
Well that’s all for now!
Today my latest novel Husband Wanted has been released and I am so excited. What would you do if you had to meet a good man, fall in love and get married in 9 months to inherit $15 million? Find out what plan the Purdue Girls came up with to try to make it happen. Purchase your copy of Husband Wanted on Amazon for $3.99. Click this link to go straight to the order form. ow.ly/8R7E301IqVp
Also, PCJ Consulting in hosting an online release party via Facebook at 6 p.m. CST to discuss the book and introduce you to some of the characters. Be sure to join us. https://www.facebook.com/events/1620771658251347/
Feel free to read the first chapter Husband Wanted_Ch1
Thank you for your support!
My newest novel, “Husband Wanted,” will be released next week and I decided to share the first chapter with you. Click this link to read it.
For those of you who have no idea what it’s about.
Millionaire Grace Purdue never understood why her three beautiful, intelligent granddaughters didn’t have a husband. Every woman needs a good man by her side, especially a woman of means. So, when the publishing empire heiress died she made sure that her granddaughters wouldn’t stay single. In order for them to get their inheritance, they must each fall in love and get married in nine months. Easy….right?
Sheila, Leslie and Regina are wondering if their grandmother took too much medication when she wrote her will. If thousands of women across the globe are having a hard time finding true love and a husband, what made their grandmother think that they could in less than a year? But with a total of $45 million at stake, they are determined to shed their singleness or die trying. Little do they know that love, romance, deceit and deception run deep because money can get you what you want and a whole lot of what you don’t. Enjoy this entertaining tale as the Purdue women each take a different path that they hope will lead to meeting the love of their lives at the altar.