Best-selling romance author Beverly Jenkins will be appearing at Book Beat Saturday, March 23rd from 3-5 pm. She will be presenting her newest novel Destiny’s Embrace, an Avon Romance. We are pleased to welcome Beverly back and to meet and greet all her local Detroit area devoted fans. This event is free and open to the public. Please call Book Beat at (248) 968-1190 with any questions.
“Beverly Jenkins has reached romance superstardom .”
– Detroit Free Press
“Jenkins’s sassy heroines, well drawn secondary characters and seamless incorporation of black history result in a fresh, winning historical.”
– Publishers Weekly
Ms. Jenkins is the nation’s premier writer of African-American historical romance fiction and specializes in 19th century African American life. She has 30 published novels to date.
She has received numerous awards, including: five Waldenbooks/Borders Group Best Sellers Awards; two Career Achievement Awards from Romantic Times Magazine; a Golden Pen Award from the Black Writer’s Guild, and in 1999 was named one of the Top Fifty Favorite African-American writers of the 20th Century by AABLC, the nation’s largest on-line African-American book club.
She has also been featured in many national publications, including the Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, Dallas Morning News and Vibe Magazine. She has lectured and given talks at such prestigious universities as Oberlin University, the University of Illinois, and Princeton. She speaks widely on both romance and 19th century African-American history.