Jayne Allen, in her life outside of writing, is a serial entrepreneur, Harvard-trained attorney, and engineer. She dabbles in standup comedy, tries to learn one new thing a week, and relishes laughter and champagne bubbles with her girlfriends and family.
Originally from Detroit, when not writing her latest novel, newsletter or message to her readers, she’s spending time with her friends and family, keeping one ear open for her next saucy tale.
Jayne writes fiction out of life experiences, calling every character “fragments of reality strung together by imagination” and strives to tell stories that stick to your bones. Her series Black Girls Must Die Exhausted she calls “chocolate chick lit with a conscience,” touching upon contemporary women’s issues such as workplace womanhood, race, fertility, modern relationships and mental health awareness. Her writing echoes her desire to bring both multiculturalism and multidimensionality to contemporary women’s fiction with dynamic female protagonists who also happen to be black.
Jayne has authored four non-fiction books, in addition to books one and two in the Black Girls Must Die Exhausted trilogy. She is most active on Instagram at @JayneAllenWrites, where she hosts weekly live writers workshops (usually Sundays).
It is Jayne’s passion to help further the cause of increasing diversity in book publishing and to use her work to help people move past bias in the name of growth, connection, and innovation.
Jayne is also the founder of Book Genius, a full-service online book marketing and author branding course, forthcoming in early 2022.
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Can’t Live Without:
Family, friends, my dog (Mocha), my computer & good skincare!
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A snag-free ponytail holder for my poof
If it’s truly what you want, don’t ever ever ever give up
This tutorial came about following my realization that often, when I’ve asked someone who has read or is planning to read “Black Girls Must Die Exhausted” to write a review, the next thing that follows is a puzzled look and the question, well, how do I go about writing one?
For those that aren’t in the habit of writing reviews, this could be a bit daunting. But, it’s worth it, for both me, as the author and those who have yet to read the book, to know what to expect and to know what you thought about it – especially if you loved it!
Even if this is not your first review, I thought it would be helpful to you to have some background about how exactly reviews work to help authors, publishers and other readers, and how what you write will be helpful in the lifecycle and success of “Black Girls Must Die Exhausted.”
The Where, What, Who and When of Reviews are the most important things.