Florida has a rich history of being the home for internationally successful authors, most notable Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin who chose Jacksonville as her summer home and James Weldon Johnson, a Jacksonville native known for his work, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man. Today, Jacksonville is the home of Brenda Jackson, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of more than 100 books! I have very big local shoes to fill.
As an emerging author, I can only hope my work has a lasting impression on society for generations to come. My first book, DIVA DECISIONS: How to Get from Smart to Intelligent by Claiming Your Power of Choice, is certainly going to be considered an inspirational work about women and self leadership with affirmations for social and gender positive thinking weaved into the subthemes. My wish is that makes a difference and starts a conversation about women, leadership and finding success.
I’m kicking off 2017 at the inaugural Jax Book Fest to be held at the Downtown Library on March 25. There’s more to come on that!
Here’s some great links for local writers, fans of writers and Indie Bookstores. Our community needs your support. I ask for support.
Harriet Beecher Stowe Community Center at the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society
James Weldon Johnson Exhibit at the LaVilla Museum of African America History and Culture at the Ritz Theater