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! 

O.J. Simpson Trial Life

Collage of Jenee Darden, Chris Darden, Sterling K. Brown and model
Clockwise: My father and I around the time of the trial in my high school gym, me today
that little girl is supposed to be me on the miniseries, actor Sterling K. Brown
who played my father in the miniseries. 

Hi!  I'm Jenee Darden. My father is former O.J. Simpson prosecutor Christopher Darden aka The Bald Headed Dude from the O.J. Trial aka That Guy That Looks Like Tommy from Martin

During the original run of The People v. O.J. Simpson I publicly disclosed that I was my father's oldest daughter, and shared how the trial impacted me. I was 15 during the trial. A lot of stuff went down in my personal life and my family's life as a result of the trial. I shared some of my story because the public didn't know how the O.J. Trial affected the families of high-profile figures involved.

During the airing of The People v. O.J. Simpson, I posted a review of each episode with my thoughts on what was real and was made for T.V. Here are links to my posts on the series along with interviews I did about the trial. Thanks for reading! 

Jenee Darden as a toddler sitting in dad Christopher Darden's lap

Media Coverage

Daily Mail