She was a 2012 NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Literary Fiction for her book, A Silken Thread, and was recently named RWA Nora Robert’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient for 2012.
She has been featured in several magazines including Essence, Sister-2-Sister, Today’s Black Woman, Ebony, Romantic Times, Good Housekeeping, Woman’s Day and Cosmopolitan.
Inspired by her love of romance and dedication to her numerous readers, Brenda formed her own publishing company, the Madaris Publishing Company. She is proud of her national book club – the Brenda Jackson Book Club – that has a membership of over 2,000 readers. Brenda also joins her readers every two years for a Madaris/Westmoreland family reunion cruise to various destinations.
One of Brenda’s entities, Madaris Entertainment, has joined forces with her son Gerald’s production company, Five Alive Films, to bring viewers the best in romantic movies based on Brenda’s award winning books.
She added a director’s hat to her list of accomplishment with her first movie titled, Truly Everlasting. It was a huge success and has been picked up by Warner Brothers and will be in stores nationwide on May 15, 2012. For more information visit, www.trulyeverlasting.com.
A listing of her books can be found on her website – www.brendajackson.net.
MEET BRENDA JACKSON
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