Author Jae Henderson is in my Chat Chair!

Jae’s favorite quotation:”Many people have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness.

It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”—Helen Keller

Jae Henderson face pictureToday I have  Jae Henderson, author of the inspirational ‘Some Day’ trilogy, is in my chat chair.  Her books come with the warning: ” These books have been known to cause smiles, fits of laughter, and introspective thought. Their intrigue content is always on full and may cause lack of sleep because of the reader’s inability  to put the books down. The religious content is Godly inspired and approved. Enjoy at your own risk.” That’s enough to pique anyone’s curiosity.  Check out her books of, ‘romance, more mystery, more laughs and more mayhem!’ They are Amazon linked and can also be found at Barnes & Noble.

Jae Henderson Someday

SOMEDAY

Here’s the blurb:

As a child, Tina “”Tee”” Long dreamed of having it all. As one of Memphis’’ most sought after event planners, she appears to have achieved it. Even though creating breathtaking events and rubbing elbows with the social elite seems exciting, there’’s one thing missing from her fairy tale life——her prince charming. After a string of failed, faith-challenging relationships, this woman of God refuses to give up on meeting the man of her dreams. Tee knows in her heart that God will answer her prayers –SOMEDAY. Until then, she tries to remain prayerful and content by occupying her time working hard, withstanding her sister’’s drama-filled marriage, counseling wayward youth and sharing the ups and downs of life with her hilarious girlfriends. When Tee is introduced to an incredibly handsome, retired NFL player named Michael Stokes, it seems that someday has finally arrived. There’s one problem. He’’s been marked for death. Michael Stokes thought life was over after a knee injury claimed his career as an NFL superstar. He realized just how wrong he was after dedicating his life to Christ and beginning a wonderful new path as a motivational speaker and book author. He even meets Tee, a woman that makes all the other women he’’s dated seem like a waste of time. But when his past comes back to haunt him, Michael’’s greatest fear is not the loss of his lucrative contract but losing the woman who must be heaven sent. Will Tee accept a man who has a killer on his trail and a surprising new addition to his family? Someday is full of adventure, excitement, thrills, laughter and love as Tee and Michael fight to stay alive in order to be together. Read an Excerpt from Someday by Jae Henderson Ch 1-3

jae henderson someday soon SOMEDAY, TOO

Here’s the blurb:

Tee realizes dreams do come true when she becomes the wife of retired NFL great Michael Stokes. But fairy-tales are fleeting and they return from the honeymoon to find the devil is still busy. Tee learns the hard way not everyone is happy she found Mr. Righteous.  Michael’s reputation is rocked by a scandal that could end his new career as a motivational speaker. As if that weren’’t enough, crazy Rebecca DeFoy is back—–or is she? Can a love so fragile and new withstand these tumultuous times? There’’s more! Meet the girls…. Sandy is expecting a new bundle of joy but the baby blues take over when her adulterous past comes back to haunt her. Lenice finally seeks help for her man-hating ways, but learning to love again is hard to do even if there is a good man willing to help. Her twin, Lenora, has a love affair with food that is threatening her health and her marriage. Also, Tiffany finds herself living single after giving her married lover the boot, but she isn’’t fond of living without his loot. Can she find the strength to take care of herself and her son on her own, or will her love of money keep her tied to a sinful relationship? Someday, Too delves into the complexities of love, friendship and faith. It reminds us that God can provide all your needs but first, you have to be willing to trust Him.  is a highly ambitious woman that likes to write stories the inspire people to live a life that is pleasing to God while accomplishing their dreams. I basically want to encourage others to be the best person they can be by living life abundantly.

FOREVER AND A DAY  jae henderson forever

Here’s the blurb:

Tee and Michael Stokes have realized that life for them will never be normal. As heads of a new entertainment management company and expecting parents, its now more important than ever to figure out if their stalker, Rebecca DeFoy, is dead or alive. If she’s alive, will she kill again? If she’s dead, who is impersonating her and why? Whichever the case, they must put an end to the harassment once and for all before she puts an end to them. Their friends have drama of their own…… Tiffany has traded in her tight clothes and stilettos for big hats and conservative dresses as she tries to prove to one of Memphis’ most promising young pastors that she is worthy of a man in the pulpit. Can she control her feelings for Michael, or will temptation ruin her chances for love and her friendship with Tee? Lenice has entered the world of online dating. Her keystrokes can’t mask the pain of a failed relationship, but they could lead her into the life of an elderly millionaire. Lenora’s weight loss has changed her body and her attitude for the better, but her husband’s job at the Kitty Kat Club may be too much for even the new and improved Lenora to handle. Join Tee, Michael, and their hilarious friends as they discover that the key to surviving this journey called life is to hold on tight to the hands of the ones you love while you pray for faith to see you through. Forever and a Day will keep you loving, laughing, and on the edge of your seat!

Read an Excerpt from Forever and a Day by Jae Henderson Ch1_2

So let’s take some time to get to know Jae Henderson better!

Who is Jae Henderson? 

Jae Henderson is a highly ambitious woman that likes to write stories the inspire people to live a life that is pleasing to God while accomplishing their dreams. I basically want to encourage others to be the best person they can be by living life abundantly.

What are your passions outside of writing?

My family. I love them fiercely. Oh and food, I just love good food. Lol  

Where are you from?

Memphis, TN

Tell me about life growing up. How does it affect your writing?

I grew up in a Christian household. My mother and grandmother introduced me to Jesus and His extraordinary love for us. At times, my mother could be very strict but I think I benefited greatly from it. Good behavior and excellence was expected. I carried those attributes into adulthood. I have a sign in my office that says “Failure is not an option and mediocrity is unacceptable. 

Jae Henderson Keep Calm TrilogyAlthough, everybody’s definition of success is different. I haven’t sold millions of books (yet) but I think I have charted a course to become the author I want to be.  

When did you know you were a writer?

It happened while I was in college at The University of Memphis when I saw my name in the byline under the heading for an article I wrote for our campus newspaper for the first time. The fact that the decision maker at a publication thought that my work was good enough to be shared with the entire campus was validation for me that I was truly a writer.

What genre do you write?

I write inspirational romance. It’s the edgier side of Christian romance. I talk about God’s love for us while delving into the amazing things that can happened when men and women love each other. I like to push the envelope a little in my books. Sometimes, I think that people forget that God created sex so it isn’t a bad thing. Even in a novel that talks about God. However, He did give us criteria that outlines when we should have sex. I acknowledge those while acknowledging how our carnal desires sometimes cause us to go outside of His criteria. It makes for an exciting story that people can relate to.

What motivates you to write?

People motivate me to write. All of my books have some type of lesson in them. It is my hope that those lessons resonate with someone and help prevent them from making disastrous decisions.

How much of what you write is based on personal experiences?

Probably about 25 percent. I often take things that I have been through and embellish the situations. Some of my characters are loosely based on people I know, too. Consider it our lives on steroids!  

What is your research process when preparing a book?

My research process depends on what I’m writing. For instance, the Someday trilogy contains encouraging scriptures. Therefore, I had to go to the Bible to make sure the scriptures were applicable to the situations in my books. However, as a writer you are always doing research through the observance of yourself and others. People seem to enjoy a book more when they can relate to the thoughts, feelings and actions of the characters. In order to do that, you must be in tune with people. That comes through experience and maturity. So in essence, each day I live and every situation I encounter adds to my research. I hope to write a historical novel as some point. I know that will take a lot of research and I look forward to it.

What genre do you read?  What authors do you admire?

I like to read other romances in order to stay up on my genre. I enjoy all types of romance not just inspirational and Christian. Beverly Jenkins has become a favorite. She is actually the one who prompted my desire to write a historical novel.

What advice would you give others about writing & in general?

If you are planning to make money doing this make sure that you study your craft and research your genre. It’s crucial that you make sure that your book is marketable. At the same time, don’t just write for the money. Make sure that writing is something you really enjoy and are passionate about. Your passion will drive you to create a quality product with amazing stories that readers will love.

What would you like people to know that they might not know already?

That’s a good one. Most of what I want people to know can be found in my bio. Here are some tidbits people might find interesting. I used to host a radio talk show for youth and young adults, and I’ve been a professional voice over artist for over a decade. I’ve done commercials for national companies like McDonald’s, Ampro, Kroger, Ben & Jerry’s and others. I’m always looking for my next opportunity, and I would love to do major cartoons-especially an episode of The Boondocks. I love Aaron McGruder’s work. My VO website is www.jaehendersononline.com.

What are you working on and when can we expect a release?

Later this year, I will release a short story compilation of my Things Every Good Woman Should Know series. It will contain 5-6 inspirational stories that I really believe my readers will enjoy. I hope to release my next novel “Husband Wanted” in 2014.   Thanks so much for dropping by!  It’s been a privilege to have  you in my Chat Chair! Please continue to follow Jae Henderson at her Twitter and her website, her blog, her Amazon and Facebook pages.

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