The Ex Chronicles is #1 on AALBC


The literary blessings just keep on coming. The Ex Chronicles Anthology was listed as the #3 book on AALBC’s Top Ten Fiction list for Jan/Feb 2016, prior to it’s release on March 8th. The anthology has now jumped up to #1 for March/April 2016. As a contributing author of this anthology, I can’t be more proud. I hope you have all read it, because all 20 authors brought their A-game. If you haven’t read it, click the link to order your copy.


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TBT: My First Book

It’s hard to believe that I self-published my very first book two years ago. I have always been a book worm, ever since the 6th grade when my nose stayed in a Sweet Valley Twin book. As I grew older, I got into John Grisham’s crime/court dramas, Lisa Jackson’s thrillers, Zane’s erotic novels, and any and every other genre of book I could find. Eventually, I decided I wanted to write my own books, tell some of the crazy stories that have been stuck in my head for years. So, after years of starting and stopping writing and second-guessing myself, I finally self-published my book, My Secret Life: Confessions of a Housewife in May 2014and I haven’t looked back.

Time flies, because two years later, I have written and published more than 10 books, novellas, and short stories, been featured in an anthology, which became a National Bestseller  on AALBC,com, and written and had published an article in a magazine.  

In honor of TBT, I’m giving readers a free book. Yes, you can read my first baby, My Secret Life: Confessions of a Housewife free through Sunday. Just click the link below to get your copy.

And be sure to check out the sequel to this book, Swinging in the New Year for $0.99 when you’re finished. Happy Reading.


The Ex Chronicles Facebook Event

PCJ Consultant Group is hosting The Ex Chronicles Facebook event on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 9:45 AM – 9 PM EST

Details about the event:

Whether it’s the love of family, friends, or that special someone who takes your breath away, LOVE is always difficult to define and accept. But what happens when it all goes wrong? Do you break up, then make up? Or do you just walk away?

Join me as I introduce you to twenty talented Brown Girls Writers as they introduce you to The Ex-Chronicles – stories about relationships that falter…among spouses, lovers, family, and friends.


The Ex Chronicles Anthology is #3 on AALBC’s Best Sellers List

I feel so honored to find out that The Ex Chronicles Anthology is #3 on AALBC’s Best Sellers List. My short story ‘The Ex factor’ along with 19 other short stories make up the anthology, which is all about exes- bf/gf, spouses, bosses/co-workers,even family members. The Ex Chronicles will be released on Tuesday, March 8th.

Click the link below and follow The Ex Chronicles Authors on Facebook for information about book signings, virtual meet & greets, and other events.


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Press Release for The Ex Chronicles

Below is the press release flyer for The Ex Chronicles Anthology. I’m so excited and can’t wait for you all to read it. I’ve read some of the stories, and there is something for everybody to enjoy.

J.L. Sapphire, a resident of Nashville, Arkansas, is one of 20 authors chosen to contribute to Brown Girls Books latest release, The Ex Chronicles. Ms. Sapphire’s story was chosen out of a pool of 300 submissions.

The book is due to be released on 03/08/16.

Please see the attached release and share it with your readers.

If you need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you,
Norma Warren
Publicity Director



Meet the authors of The Ex Chronicles Anthology

I, along with 19 other authors am elated that our short stories were chosen out of over 300 entries to be featured in The Ex Chronicles Anthology, presented by Award Winning Authors ReShonda Tate Billingsly and Victoria Christopher Murray of Brown Girls Books. The Anthology will feature riveting, funny, dramatic, thought-provoking, and heartwarming fictional short tales about breaking up or making up…


Love is a powerful drug…whether it’s the love of family, friends, or that special someone who takes your breath away…chances are, you know the feeling. But what happens when it all goes wrong? Do you break up, then make up? Or do you just walk away?

In The Ex Chronicles, twenty talented writers share stories about relationships that falter…among spouses, lovers, family, and friends. From Penelope Christian’s story of a woman who goes to great lengths to save her “perfect” life… LaKesa Cox’s story of a woman finding the strength to finally let go after forty years of marriage……to Dwon Johnson’s heartbreaking tale of losing the one you love. . . to Yvette Danielle’s unexpected twist on judging a man by his shoes. . .these stories will make you laugh, cry, and root for the exes in these chronicles.

Each riveting story reflects on broken bonds, bruised hearts, and open wounds – proving that all is fair in the battle of the exes.

#TheExChronicles Anthology is available for pre-order now on Amazon, and the book will be available for purchase wherever books are sold on March 8, 2016. 

Click the link below to pre-order:

Now, meet the 20 authors and the synopsis’ of our stories. 




Writer Wednesday: Excerpt from my short story ‘The Ex Factor’ (The Ex Chronicles Anthology)

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“So, how’s Michelle and those adorable babies?”

Taye rolled his eyes. “The kids are fine.”

“Uh oh…I know that look. What’s wrong, trouble on paradise island?”

They found a bench and sat down to rest for a minute.

“I’m trying, Brie; I really am. But, she just keeps pushing me. You know I just got her a new car not too long ago, right?”

“Yeah, you mentioned that the last time we talked.”

“Well, she had the nerve to tell me tonight that she wants another car…just because her best friend got another one. I try not to call her the b-word, but that’s exactly what she acts like- a spoiled, lazy, entitled… b-word.”

Brie laughed. “That’s what you get for picking up chicks in the club. You’re having second thoughts about taking that big booty in the tight dress home now, huh?”

“Are you trying to make me feel better? Because it’s not helping,” Taye said with a pout.

“Aww…I’m sorry. Actually, I’m not; but I’ll keep my thoughts and opinions about Michelle to myself.”

Brie had never liked Michelle, nor did she think she was the right woman for Taye, and she’d told him that…right up until the day he married her; but he’d told her he wanted to make an honest woman of Michelle since she had his babies, a decision he was now regretting, obviously.

“Hey, remember that pact we made back in high school?” Brie asked him as she stuffed the last of her pretzel in her mouth and washed it down with some ice cold lemonade.

Taye laughed. “Yep, I remember it. We said if we weren’t married by the time we both turned thirty, we were marrying each other. I also remember that was the night you took my virginity.”

“Hold up, I didn’t take it…you gave it to me. You were a horny fifteen year old, and you couldn’t wait to get some, because all your friends were already doing it. Anyway, you’re married now, so…” she let her words linger.

“Yeah…but if things don’t change, I won’t be for long.”