Little Writers Workshop

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Hey Guys!

It’s almost time for The Little Writers Workshop. Saturday, June 24th myself along with author Angela Kay Austin will be instructing children ages 7 -12 on the art of writing. Students will also learn the basics of writing a good story and participate in a writing project. It is suggested that students who attend have moderate to strong writing skills to get the most out of this workshop. We still have some slots left and just because I think you’re special we are offering a 20% discount. All you have to do is register your little writer and put in the code littlewriter10.

Check-In begins at 9:00 a.m. The workshop will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. Students must register in advance. The workshop is $20.00 per child.

Here’s a link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/little-writers-workshop-tickets-33972418418

MarioJae2017BTW….I recently linked up with my writing partner, Mario D. King in Atlanta to present our books during the AAMBC Urban Book Bash. This was our first official event together. We had a blast. If you haven’t had a chance to check out “Where Do We Go From Here I & II” I highly recommend you do and if you have, please leave us a review.

Click here to purchase I for $1.99

Click here to purchase II .99

A Gathering of Good Woman

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20160825_205600Earlier 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 imagoodwoman2@yahoo.com 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!

Where Do We Go From Here Is Here!

Book CoverSome of you may know that I have been working on a novella with fellow author Mario D. King. Well, “Where Do We Go From Here” is now available on Amazon.com for only .99.

Last year, a startling statistic was released that 72% of African American babies were born to unwed mothers. Mario and I wondered what would become of those babies? What type of environment were they conceived in and what type of environment would they be raised in? How can we tell their story? What evolved was a lustfully exciting tale that examines what can happen when two people intertwine their lives and their bodies with no intention of creating a future together. This novella is entertaining encouragement to make wise decisions in our relationships/interactions because sometimes our actions have life-altering consequences. I must warn you that this is not one of my usual Christian offerings but it still has an inspirational message we felt must be told. Read more about it here.

Within 24 hours of the book being released, we received out first review from fellow author Derrick L. Randall.

I could not and desired not stop reading until I finished. An absolutely rich and engaging read, Where Do We Go From Here, is dynamically relatable. It is a profound tale of the importance of individual, relationship, and cultural choices. It embodies twists and turns right out of the reader’s personal and unspoken experiences.

As a writer, I am inspired to write. As a reader, I am excitedly awaiting the story to continue. As a self-proclaimed 2k15 “Hippie”, I am sho’nuff groovy now. It was exactly what I needed.

Salute…Jae Henderson and Mario D. King

We’d love for you to read it and tell us what you think. Download the book here. Be sure to like our Facebook page. We are going to do some great giveaways there in the near future.

BONUS: Read the first three chapters!

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.99 Cents Books Still Available

For Small Business Saturday I marked all my ebooks down to .99 or $1.99. It went very well and I have decided to extend it throughout the rest of the weekend. So if you’re interested, mosey on over to Amazon.com and shop ’til you drop.

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Here’s a direct link to my author page where you can find all of my books in one place.

What Is Inspirational Romance?

God Is LoveWhen I first started writing a man asked me what genre were my novels and when I replied inspirational romance he replied, “Isn’t that an oxymoron?” This was the first of many such encounters where I found myself explaining what exactly inspirational romance is. The simplest definition I can give is that inspirational romance is the edgier side of Christian romance. I often push the envelope of Christian fiction and romance with the actions of my characters. However, it never ceases to amaze me that most people assume that romance ALWAYS includes sex and if I’m writing about romance/sex it must be immoral. It is times such as these that I take the opportunity to enlighten others.

1.God created sex. Sex itself is neither dirty nor immoral. It is a beautiful physical expression of love and/or desire two people have for one another and a necessary process for procreation that was intended between a man and his wife.  It is the context in which people choose to have sex which leads to immorality and chaos. All we have to do is look at all the calamity that has come into play from sex being used outside of God’s will to know this is true. There is tons of data about the astronomical number of children being born out of wedlock and the also astronomical number of STDs being passed around the globe. We can even go deeper and cite sources about the emotional and developmental challenges that children who do not have both parents in the home often face. This is not to say that we would not have illegitimate children being born or STDs if everyone having sex were married. People have been having sex outside of their marriages for eons but I’m willing to gamble that the numbers would be far less than they are now.

2. Romance is not synonymous with sex. Although I recognize that within the literary industry when you say romance novel it is a given that it will contain sex and probably lots of it. However, when you add the word Christian or inspirational it becomes more about faith and less about sex. This is actually getting back to the truer sense of the word romance. Just as you can have sex without romance you can have romance without sex.  When I looked up the definition of romance this is what I found:

ro·mance—(rōˈmans,ˈrōˌmans/) noun— a feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love.

By definition romance has to do with love not sex and God in His purest form is LOVE. Therefore, it makes perfect sense that I am able to write an inspirational or edgy Christian romance novel and explore all the facets of love and the emotions associated with it.

In each of my novels I display the love that God has for us and because of His infinite wisdom we are able to give this love to others in many ways–from acts of kindness to intimacy. I hope you’ll read my novels and allow me to spread a little love and God  in your lives.

What I Learned In 2013

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Bye Bye 2013

I can’t say that I’m not happy to see 2013 go. I am. It was the most challenging year of my life. However, I won’t focus on the negative events, I will focus on what they taught me.  Here are a few things I learned:

When I need Him, and even when I think I got it covered, God will show up and show out.

Fasting and prayer changes things.

I am a better multi-tasker than I once believed.

When things get tough, you’ve still got joy. Hold onto it. Get away from people who try to steal it.

I actually do have a nurturing side.

I will fight fiercely for those I love. Especially, when they are not getting the treatment I think they should.

The human body and spirit are amazing. Even when you are too tired to keep going, they will keep going when necessary.

Know when to rest. It is essential to good mental, emotional, and physical health.

People you least expected to be there for you, will be there for you.

People can and will disappoint you. Expect it, but don’t let it make you bitter or angry.

I’m a pretty good speaker when I prepare properly.

People can give you hugs without ever touching you.

I cannot do everything. I must accept it and ask for help. It makes life muuuuuuch easier.

Learning to love people in spite of their flaws will make everyone’s life easier. People will not change unless they want to.

Compromise can make most people happy.

Everyone is entitled to have their opinion. Wisdom is knowing when to listen to it and when to ignore it.

All men want sex. You have to find the ones who want more than just that.

Never argue with an idiot. The world is full of idiots.

Laughter can diffuse almost any situation.

My family is AMAZING!

I have WONDERFUL readers.

What doesn’t kill you not only makes you stronger but wiser. However, you may walk away with a few scars. Cherish them because they are proof that you survived.

I now look forward to a glorious future.

I wish you a happy and prosperous 2014 with lots of good books to read.

Celebrate My Life With $1.99 Books!

Baby_Jae2In celebration of my arrival on this earth and the fact that I have so much to be thankful for in this season of Thanksgiving, I have slashed the prices of my ebooks. For a limited time you can get all three titles, Someday, Someday, Too and Forever and a Day for only $1.99 each (regular price $2.99 – $5.99). Please treat yourself to the antics of Tee, Michael, Becca and their hilarious friends. They can be purchased on Amazon.com and Barnsandnoble.com.

Keep Calm TrilogyTo learn more about my books visit my book page.

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!