Monday, January 13, 2014

Author Spotlight (Jennifer Hayes)

I met this author at the BWABC Literacy Festival (held in Memphis, TN) in September 2013. I didn't get a chance to talk her like I wanted to, but the little that I did find out from her, she has a story to tell. She won the 2013 BWABC Female Author of the Year Award. With that said, show your love for my sister & fellow author, Jennifer Hayes.

With more than 14 years in the dating industry, Jennifer J. Hayes has the passion and dedication to helping her clients find love that lasts. She believes in love, fully, and won’t stop until everyone around her has what she has. Through her career in the matchmaking field, as well as her dedication as the Love Guru, Jei Knows It All, she ensures her clients have all of the knowledge and assets to sustain a passionate, meaningful relationship for a lifetime!

Throughout her journey as a wife and a mother, Jennifer has learned what it takes to have it all. She is never one to skimp in an area of her life, and knows that if you want it all, you have to commit it all!

Jennifer considers herself blessed and fortunate, and therefore is concerned with community efforts. She is constantly dedicating herself to philanthropic efforts, causes such as Heart Disease and Breast Cancer, and her awareness for literacy prompted her own foundation

“Love Big, and Live Big.” Jennifer considers herself lucky to know what it’s like to have passion and to have comfort. She’s never one to give only 50% and is excited to give her whole effort to trying new things. While the two loves in her life are her husband and her son, she constantly finds pleasure in finding new pleasures, such as authoring her debut book, Bound by Memphis.

Jennifer J. Hayes has a varied educational background in Communications, Education, a Bachelor’s in History, and a Master’s in Clinical Psychology. She earned both of her degrees from the University of Houston. Her work of published articles can be found in WorldOfLongmire, RelevantMagazine, and Single Lifestyles Magazine.

Bound by Memphis

Loosely inspired by true events, Bound by Memphis, by Jennifer J. Hayes, is the steamy, sultry romantic story of Jasmine Henderson, a successful public relations consultant who has everything she's wanted in life... Well, just about everything. Fourteen years ago, while planning her wedding to Melvin Brown, better known as MB, she was left at the altar with no explanations. Although she assumed she'd never move on, she ended up meeting and marrying the love of her life, Chauncey M. Henderson, and having a child, years later. It's when Jasmine's latest work venture places her in the city that holds memories to her past, Memphis, MB resurfaces when he learns she's back in town. Although Jasmine loves her husband, her son, and her life, she can't deny the passion and chemistry that she once shared with MB. Briefly away from her family and home in Dallas, Jasmine is left alone to deal with these emotions and unresolved questions of MB. She goes looking for answers to why he walked away. When forced to confront painful memories she awakens something she thought died long ago. In this novel, Jasmine discovers herself as she explores the depths of her former love versus her current life, and learns "Love doesn't change, people change." Bound by Memphis takes you on an insightful journey of love, joy, and pain, and gives a deeper meaning to why sometimes "you have to lose happiness to find it again."



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