She Works Hard For The Money, And She Loves It

I was born into the rarefied world of moneyed, blue blood Mississippi Negroes… Continue reading

BROADWAY BABIES!

Summer is just around the corner, suckers! And before you tuck into the latest, juicy bodice ripper or terrifying who-done-it, check out 3 of my favorite books about the Great White Way! You’ll learn some fascinating info on Broadway which … Continue reading

WILD ABOUT HARRY & WILD ABOUT SHUFFLE ALONG!

Those of you lucky enough to have gotten a sneak peak of Speaking Is Easy, book one of my Harlow Ophelia Jackson mystery series, know that I left Lucien Cordova, heartbreak, and Europe to try out for a part in … Continue reading

MARCH IS FOR BIRTHDAYS & DAMES!

It’s my birthday month! And a Happy Birthday to me! Besides March being the month I strode into this world—never mind the year, folks—it’s also the month I took to the road at the tender age of 15 and six … Continue reading

Harlow Ophelia Resolves to…

Hello kiddies! I hope you tripped the light fantastic during the holidays and especially on New Year’s Eve. And for you suckers who braved the elements to watch that 400 pound wrought iron ball drop, you should have come by … Continue reading

Giving Thanks In The Arms Of My Hubby!

  For the first time in 3 years, I spent Thanksgiving with my husband David Kingston. I didn’t give it much thought. 1926 was a doozy of a year and it just felt natural after all we’d been through—Baby June’s … Continue reading

Harlow’s Inspiration

A head of her time

A head of her time


Harlow thinks of herself as a self-made woman but believes in giving due where it’s deserved. And every night as she takes the stage she says a silent prayer of thanks to her idol and mentor Aida Overton Walker. A woman of style, grace, and unmatched talent, Aida dragged the “Cakewalk” into respectability and brought audiences to their knees! Get to know Aida and maybe you’ll get the chance to know Harlow.

Inspiration

Inspiration

Stay tuned for other people, places, and things that made Harlow Ophelia Jackson the intriguing woman that she is!

The Stage

The Stage

Welcome Guys & Dolls!

I was raised to glide across highly polished floors on the arms of well-heeled colored men of distinction before choosing the best one to wed, not to shimmy my ass across brightly lit stages to the syncopated rhythm of hot … Continue reading