|Opinionated! An afternoon with Brenda Jackson|
Event Type: Book Discussion/Author Event|
Age Group(s): Adult (19 and up)
Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Time: 4:30 PM
Jacksonville's Brenda Jackson is coming to town for an author event!Library: Headquarters Library Branch Headquarters Library Branch
Jackson is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author. She has written over 90 novels and has 3 million books in print. "My professional writing career began in 1994 when I signed on with Kensington Arabesque. My first book, Tonight and Forever, became a huge success, introducing the Madaris Family. Since then I have introduced the Bennetts, the Westmorelands, the Montgomerys, the Masters, the Savoys, and the Steeles. A full list of her books can be found at brendajackson.net.
Jackson was the first African-American author to have a book published under the Harlequin/Silhouette Desire line, and also the first African-American romance author to make USA Todayís Bestsellerís List and the New York Times Bestsellerís List for the series romance genre.
Throughout her career Jackson has written for St. Martins Press, BET, Kensington, NAL, Harlequin/Silhouette and Harlequin Kimani Romance.
This past year Jackson collaborated with her sonís production company, Five Alive Films, to turn one of her books, Truly Everlasting, into a feature film.
Brenda Jackson's reading starts at 3pm. This is a free event, provided by the generous support of the Friends of the Library.
Location: Meeting Room A
Contact: Phillis Filer
Contact Number: 352.334.3957
Presenter: Brenda Jackson