Creative Corner

I wrote this about two years ago after my boyfriend made a surprise visit to the coffee shop where I was writing. I guess I was feeling inspired.

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He unsuspectingly walked into the coffee shop where she sat intently typing on her laptop and gently caressed her shoulders from behind before sliding his soft hands down her arms and engulfing her in a warm embrace. She didn’t need to turn around to know it was him. She hugged him back. His touch was certainly welcomed as she had been battling her depression all weekend and trying to hide that anything was wrong. She didn’t expect to see him until later when they met for a movie. He bent down and said softly, “Hey. I took a chance that you were here. I wanted to stop by and see you before I ran a few errands and to tell you I love you”. The side of his face was pressed against hers. She turned her head to kiss him on the cheek and then caressed it, “I love you, too,” she whispered.
He looked down at her tenderly. “Are you alright?” he asked with concern in his eyes. She shook her head up and down and said, “Uh huh.” Lies. He smiled and kissed her on the forehead before turning towards the door. “This is mine,” he said referring to her. “I’m going to make it official one day.” She smiled as she watched her boyfriend sexily saunter toward the door. Overcome with emotion her eyes began to well up with tears. When she was depressed she tended to cry easily. It was silly to cry over such a small gesture. I hate depression she thought to herself, but I really needed that. How did he know?
A Pleasant Surprise by Jae Henderson

 

Happy Release Day!!

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/

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Thank you for your support!

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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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My Book Is Out! Read An Excerpt

TEGWSK2FCover_JaeHendersonI am proud to present to you an excerpt from my latest book “Things Every Good Woman Should Know Volume 2: Dear God, Did My Boaz Get Hit by a Bus?”

The story I have chosen to share is What Goes Around Comes Around. Click the title to enjoy!

The book is available in paperback and Kindle on Amazon.com but you can also get an autographed copy from me!

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Also, my first book signing is in Memphis on November 14th. If you are out this way, I’d love to see you!

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Order Things Every Good Woman Should Know Volume 2

Hello Everyone!

I am proud to announce that my latest book “Things Every Good Woman Should Know Volume 2: Dear God, Did My Boaz Get Hit by a Bus?”  is finished and available for you to order directly from me which means your copy will be autographed. The cost is $10.00 plus $3.00 for shipping and handling.

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TEGWSK2FCover_JaeHendersonJae Henderson is back with more inspirational short stories illustrating how life can be flawed but still beautiful.  In Things Every Good Woman Should Know Volume 2, she asks the question, “Dear God, Was My Boaz Hit by a Bus?” This introspective look at dating and relationships examines the question many women have asked when trying to rationalize why it’s taking Mr. Righteous so long to make his entrance. The answers are found in 8 entertaining tales designed to nourish the spirit and encourage women to make wise decisions while maintaining their faith. Failed relationships, dishonest men and bad choices can wreak havoc on a woman’s love life, but there is always hope. No woman can predict when her Boaz will arrive, but she can live her best life until the time that he does. Enjoy these stories and then share them with friends:

Does Boaz Still Exist?                                 Heavenly Minded, No Earthly Good

Live A Little                                                   Find the Humor In It

The Preacher and the Princess                  Do the Right Thing

The Ex-Files                                                  Just Have Faith

Women of all ages can appreciate these faith-filled examples of love, relationships and the single struggle. Sometimes you want to laugh and sometimes you want to cry, but one thing you won’t want to do is put this book down. Order your copy today!

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The Kindle version will be available very soon and you will also be able to order it on Amazon.com.

I’m Returning to My Roots

Before I became a book author, I was a radio personality and talk show producer and host. I am proud to announce that I am co-hosting a new blog talk show for those who love the Lord and literature as much as I do. Please tune in as me and my co-host, fellow author Ta’Mara Nicole, discuss our first topic, Spirituality vs. Religion. Is there a difference and if there is, which one most fits you?

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Eugene GibsonOur special guest will be Dr. Eugene Gibson, Jr. He is the Pastor of Olivet Fellowship Baptist Church in Memphis, TN. He is also a professor at Memphis Theological Seminary, and teaches annually at McCormick Theological Seminary and United Theological Seminary. Last but not least, he is the author of Courage Under Fire.

I’m Another Year Older!

DSC_0206I’m 38 today and so grateful to be alive. It’s been a challenging year, but I really have nothing to complain about: I feel good, I look good, I’m happy, I’m healthy, I’m financially stable and I have wonderful people who love me in my life! Thank you Jesus! Happy Birthday to me!

I used to do something called “Things I’ve Learned” each year on my birthday. I think today is a good day to revisit that. Although, instead of sharing the number of years in my life (I’ve got way more years now LOL) I’ll just do twelve. Feel free to pass them on.

 

  1. Be grateful. It is the most powerful and thoughtful means of saying THANK YOU!
  2. Adversity will come and go. It’s your job to make sure you stay put!
  3. The man you want may not always be the man you need but a smart woman makes the man she needs the man she wants.
  4. Do not entertain foolishness because it takes up too much time and energy.
  5. You are entitled to your feelings. Make no apology for how you feel , but don’t expect others to always agree with your feelings because they are entitled to the same.
  6. Your circle of friends will decrease when your love for yourself increases.
  7. When the one person who loves you more than life leaves this earth, cling to the love they left behind in your life. You’ll find it in the care they gave you, the lessons they taught you, and the people they introduced to you. **
  8. Grief is a form of therapy. Allow your tears to heal your soul.
  9. Remembering WHO you are and WHOSE you are will help motivate you to greatness. Daughters and sons of The Most High King have no business at the bottom.
  10. Your gifts are meant to be shared. You do the world a disservice by not doing so. We were created to be a blessing to others.
  11. Laziness is a disease that you must purge from your very being. It serves no positive purpose. It only prohibits you from operating in the greatness God has instilled in each of us.
  12. A shack can seem like a palace when you put it in perspective and employ positive thinking. You could be on the street.
  13. BONUS: Money can’t buy you happiness but poverty can make you miserable. Go get some ends so you can one day buy that palace.

** Thank you to everyone who said a prayer and supported me through what has been the fight of my life and my most devastating loss.  I love you and miss you mommy!! Rest in peace. There’s no suffering on the other side.

In honor of my birthday, all of my ebooks are on sale for $.99 to $2.99. For a limited time only, I assure you. (-:  Shop for the reader in your life now. Happy Thanksgiving!

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