Starting Your Dreams Later In Life and Embracing the Detour

Jenee Darden speaking at Creative Mornings I know it's been a while since I've posted anything but that's because of my job. I'm working as a reporter covering Oakland and I host an arts segment on the radio where I get to interview amazing artists from around the Bay Area. Plus I'm publicizing my book  and building my speaking career!  You know what's funny? I thought this would all happen by the time I was 27-30.  Nope. That wasn't God's plan for me. I'm finally beginning to do the things I've wanted to do and I'm almost 40 years old. Some people reading this who are 40 will say 40 is still young. But some younger people reading may think 40 is nearly ancient. But I'm writing this post for those who like me, thought their career and personal dreams would come true much early in life. I'm here to tell you not to give up.  You know, death inspires life. A number of my relatives and friends have passed away, ranging in

I'm Coming to Barnes & Noble!

I can't wait until next Friday because that's the day of my reading and discussion at the Barnes & Noble store in El Cerrito, CA.  I'll be reading pieces from my book When a Purple Rose Blooms.

The discussion will cover my experiences as a Black woman with love, sex and mental health. 

That's Friday, May 3rd, 7pm at the Barnes & Noble in El Cerrito Plaza. It's a short walk from BART. Join me. Bring a Friend. Tell a friend. If you can't make it, and still haven't bought a copy of my book, you can order it from Barnes & Noble's website.

See ya there!