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In Conversation...with Jayne Allen
Contemporary Topics and Irresistible Conversation with the author of the bestselling "Black Girls..." book series.
In Conversation with Jayne Allen is a weekly contemporary issues podcast hosted by Jayne Allen, the author of the bestselling "Black Girls..." novel series, comprised of the books titled "Black Girls Must Die Exhausted," "Black Girls Must Be Magic," and "Black Girls Must Have It All." Episodes will cover popular topics commonly discussed in the book series' diverse Global community of over 100,000 readers, including: contemporary womanhood, black culture, workplace dynamics, hair care and beauty standards, race and society, black maternal health, reproductive health and family options, mental health and emotional intelligence, modern relationships, marriage and dating, navigating the world of book publishing, art and creative careers and much more.

Podcast episodes will be a combination of solo episodes hosted by Jayne, conversations with topical experts and Jayne’s author friends, along with special guests and plenty of surprises.

Subscribe now because you won’t want to miss a single episode of this podcast that, just like the "Black Girls..." books series, will have everyone talking.

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Jayne Allen

Jayne Allen is the author of the much-acclaimed BLACK GIRLS novel series—BLACK GIRLS MUST DIE EXHAUSTED, BLACK GIRLS MUST BE MAGIC, and the forthcoming BLACK GIRLS MUST HAVE IT ALL, published by HarperPerennial/HarperCollins in the US. Her books have sold over 100,000 copies worldwide across formats and her first novel was translated into Portuguese, specifically for release in Brazil. In 2022, the BLACK GIRLS trilogy was optioned by AGC Studios and is currently in development as a television series.

Jayne has been reviewed by The New York Times, featured on Good Morning America, and has appeared in USA Today, BuzzFeed, Essence, Shondaland, Ms. Magazine, Detroit’s HOUR Magazine, Kirkus Magazine and many more national and local media platforms as well as on numerous podcasts.

A graduate of Duke University Pratt School of Engineering and Harvard Law School, Jayne spent a decade as an entertainment attorney and another decade following as an entrepreneur and marketing executive, serving as a founder and/or founding executive management for five companies.

She is passionately committed to the cause of increasing diverse representation in the publishing industry and currently serves on the Diversity Committee of the Author's Guild Council. She is also an active speaker, consultant, and educator on the topics of writing, elimination of bias, personal development and marketing/branding.

Jayne founded Book Genius in 2018 to share her book marketing and publishing industry expertise with other authors and aspiring authors in high-impact, quality educational formats with best-in-class content.