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© 2017 by NORMA L. JARRETT


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Origin: Texas, New Jersey

Genre: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Women's Contemporary, Inspirational, Motivational 

Years: 2000 - Present

Publishers:  Penguin Randomhouse Indie/Self  

Official Website: www.normajarrett.com

Booking: norma@normajarrett.com


“"How fun and how rare is this that once in a famished while, sistas are able to gorge on the delicious morsels of such a literary cuisine served by none other than a very talented sista such as Norma, spicy and bold, yet flavorful and rich ...Enjoy!" 

— Vivica A. Fox, Actress


Norma L. Jarrett, J.D. is a speaker and award winning author of Randomhouse novels, Sunday Brunch, Sweet Magnolia and The Sunday Brunch Diaries (Essence bestseller) and other works: Bridal Brunch, Brunchspiration, Christmas Beau, Love on a Budget, Valentine’s Day…Again??? and Salt and Sky.  Her work has been featured in USA Today, Essence, Ebony, Publisher’s Weekly, Rolling Out, Southern Living, Upscale, Hope Magazine and other media. Norma has been a featured guest on The Yolanda Adams radio show, ABC 13’s Crossroads, Outlook Houston, Majic 102, Atlanta’s V103 and other media. Among other honors, Ms. Jarrett has received a Certificate of Congressional Recognition for her literary work. She has served as a panelist and/or speaker at events such as the Baltimore Book Festival, Miami Book Fair, Faith & Fiction Retreat, Harlem Book Fair, the Essence Music Festival, Christian Book Lovers Retreat and other venues. Ms. Jarrett is a graduate of North Carolina A & T State University and Thurgood Marshall School of Law.  Norma is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.  She is married and resides in Houston, Texas.  Visit her website at www.normajarrett.com


Essence Magazine Feature 

Sunday Brunch (Debut Novel)

Contributing Writing: Hope Magazine, Black and Married with Kids 

Radio: Yolanda Adams Morning Show, 97.9 The Box – KBXX, Majic 102, KTSU, V103 – Atlanta, GA – others (sponsored by Randomhouse) across the country, Sisters & Friends - Syndicated in eleven cities (incl. Al, CA, MD, NC, SC, OK & FL)

Television:  ABC 13 – Crossroads w/Melanie Lawson, Outlook Houston w/Yolanda Green, KUHT-TV. 


Essence Music Festival Featured Author (3 separate years)

NAACP Author Pavilion - Featured Author 

Texas Library Association Conferences

Alpha Kappa Alpha Boule (National Conference) – Presenter and author signings – Dallas, Nashville, Detroit

Conversations with Authors - Oakland, CA   - Featured guest w/Terri McMillan, R.M. Johnson

Faith & Fiction Retreat – St. Simons Island, GA 

Canadian Black Law Student’s Assoc. – Toronto, CA

African-American Summit at Sea – w/Eric Jerome Dickey, Kimberla Lawson-Roby/others

Cushcity Book Cruise miGals Literary Retreat – Camp Mariah – Fishkill, NY 

Southwest Black Leadership Conference - TX

Christian Book Lover's Retreat

National Assoc. of Black Women Attorneys, NJ Chapter

For Sister’s Only – Charlotte, NC  

Gathering of the Literary Minds, Los Angeles, CA