How was she able to recognize the gifts in everyone else but not acknowledge her own? Why did she give compliments and encourage others but could not affirm herself? This woman was a real contradiction. This woman was me. – Jae Henderson “Happy, Beautiful, Blessed”
Storealities: A Collection of Stories by Empowering Women to Empower Women
Saturday, August 25th, 2.p.m.
387 Perkins Extd.
Memphis, TN 38117
This Saturday in Memphis, TN I will be a part of the official book launch for the book “Storealities” by Roquita Coleman-Williams. It features stories by 22 women, myself included. Roquita, one of the few black female executives in the railroad industry (She actually has her conductor’s license!!) is no stranger to hard work and breaking glass ceilings. She created this book to give a voice to everyday woman. We each tell a story about a moment in our lives that helped define us. I have read the book and I must say that I truly enjoyed each testimony by these amazing women from all walks of life. I am honored to be a part of such a wonderful endeavor. It’s not easy taking off the mask and allowing others to see our flaws but if it helps someone, it’s more than worth it.
Please attend the book signing if you can. It’s currently only available in paperback. Unfortunately, it is SOLD OUT on Amazon for the time being.
This past weekend, several of the featured authors did a podcast to discuss the book. Take a look. The interview starts around the 8:33 mark.
I pray that you accomplish all your dreams. Be blessed!
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.
BTW….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.
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!
There were fun times in Little Rock!
Kiss the Bachelor. Where wouuld you put your kiss while blindfolded?
Do you have your copy?
We had a small but very engaged group in Nashville.
I had a great times with my ladies in Memphis.
Chef Chris made strawberry fajitas on the spot yum!
I am a firm believer that you should celebrate the accomplishments and special moments in your life. You only live once and you don’t get those moments back. That is why I am hosting THE BOOK LAUNCH to celebrate the paperback release of “Things Every Good Woman Should Know Volume 1”. It is also to say thank you to my amazing readers who have helped to make my dream of becoming a published author come true. It is free and open to the public. So, if you are in the Memphis, TN area please feel free to come by.
I have been nominated for the Tri-State Defender Newspaper’s Best In Black Award for Best Author. This is quite an honor. Please take the time to vote for me. The Best Author Category is #28. You can vote once a day from now until September 22nd. http://www.bestinblackawards.com/vote.php.
Thank you in advance.
September Nail Salon Sip and Chat
Thursday, September 19th 2101 Merchants Row, Germantown, Tennessee 38138
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Join me and fellow author Megan Mottley for a chat about our books over a hot cup of coffee.
Black Writers and Book Clubs Literary Festival
September 20th – 21st
939 Ridge Lake Boulevard
Memphis, Tennessee 38119
For more details visit http://www.bwabcliteracyfestival.com/