My First Book 'When A Purple Rose Blooms' is Available NOW

I am beyond excited to announce that my FIRST book When a Purple Rose Blooms is available!! You can order copies directly from my publisher Nomadic Press. Order here
The book is a collection of essays and poetry about my experiences with black womanhood. There's lots of humor, pain, and love on every page. This book wrote itself. I had no intention of releasing a book of poetry and essays, but when I saw how much I've written over the last 20 years I thought, "why not?" and went for it. 
The book launch is tonight, 7pm at the Oakland Peace Center. I will be launching my book along with 6 other new writers to Nomadic Press. I'm in great, literary company. 
Thank you to every person who has read this blog over the years, attended my readings, listened to my radio stories or read my articles. Thank you for your support. I hope you enjoy the book! 

Jenee Darden, Christine No and Nkechi Give a Raw, Real and Beautiful Show for Nomadic Press

Christine No, Nkechi and Jenee Darden
Left to Right Christine No, singer Nkechi and Cocoa Fly's Jenee Darden


I could not have asked for a more powerful and fun reading. It was a pleasure to perform with writer Christine No and singer Nkechi.  If you missed my performance for Nomadic Press in Oakland, you're in luck. I recorded it for the Cocoa Fly podcast. Listen to stories and poems about love, race, family, mental health, Prince, burgers and everything in between.

In a few days I will release a podcast of just my reading, along with some other stuff. Stay tuned!

Big THANKS to Nomadic Press for inviting me and putting this on. Special shout out to MK Chavez, Paul Corman-Roberts and JK Fowler. 



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