Today we welcome debut author, Shenette Jones, to Written Voices Blog.
Shenette, describe yourself for our visitors.
Whenever I have to share about who Shenette Jones is, I have to first say that I’m a creative collaboration of the arts. I teach hip hop dance, I write poetry and perform spoken word, I’m a recording artist performing jazz blues and even hip hop locally throughout my great city of Raleigh NC and I love doing speaking engagements. I used to speak only within churches but I always hoped to motivate people beyond the church. I became certified as personal training specialist years ago and it allowed me to travel and share practical fitness tips with others. I’m a community activist in Raleigh and I do speaking events for Interact raising awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault. Finally, I’m an author! I share everything I do with my husband of 13 years and my two sons!
How do you find time to connect with God?
I love to pull out my journal in the morning or at the end of the day to write to him or for him. Sometimes it may be as simple as a poem of gratitude. Other times it may be a few pages of pouring out my soul to him…depends on the circumstances, request, or intimate moments of praise.
Do you have a favorite bible verse and or quote you wish to share?
1st Peter 4:8 says above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
Tell us about your current book.
Markus Hall, a quiet and rather passive husband loves his wife, but struggles to connect with her intimately because of his past hurts that haunt him daily. He tries desperately to ignore his own issues but Stephanie grows impatient forcing matters to explode out of
control. Stephanie is a woman of faith, a minister, and a praying wife, until her desires for sexual intimacy surpass her desire for God. They are desperately seeking after something but until they finally find it, they cause great pain toward themselves and
What influenced you to write this book?
Uncovered is a story birthed from some of the various realistic struggles and triumphs I personally faced within my own marriage and the similar complaints and struggles I witnessed in several other Christian relationships. It’s a fictional storyline but each scenario has been pulled from realistic events that other Christian women have painfully confessed to. I thought that the common story of infidelity within the Christian home deserved to be told, especially with the powerful message of redemption attached at the end!
What valuable lessons do you want readers to learn from your book?
Uncovered was written to deliver one strong message to people from all different walks of life and various backgrounds. That message is simple. It’s a message of forgiveness for others and forgiveness toward ourselves. Forgiveness has the power to close painful chapters of our lives. it also has the power to bloom new beautiful opportunities of love and healing.
Are you available for speaking engagements? What are some of your popular topics?
Yes, I’m a speaker. I do a great deal of community speaking for an organization called Interact. We raise awareness for women’s rights concerning domestic violence and sexual assault. Healthy and Unhealthy relationships. Concerning Uncovered, I do topics about affairs. Why married people cheat? Why women cheat? The intimate needs of a woman.
What’s next for you?
I’m currently writing a spin off from Uncovered based on one of the characters that appears to be one of the favorites in the book. Torrey Thompson.
I’d also love to let readers know that I’m also a professional singer/performer with a musical background ranging from hip hop, jazz, blues, gospel and even classical.
When I’m not writing, I’m performing or creating and writing music. I’d love for them to check out my music at www.shenettejones.com or my reverbnation page. Under Shenette Jones to comment, like or share.
Where can visitors find you online?
Facebook under Shenette Jones or Author Shenette Jones
Twitter under AuthorShenetteJ
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