Monday, February 3, 2014

Meet Guest Author, Jane Herlong Jenkins ~ Plus monthly Book Give-Away

Jane Herlong Jenkins

Jane Jenkins Herlong is my special guest today on Write Moments with God.  Jane and I met through our association with Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. She has graciously offered to give away a copy of her newest book, Bury Me with My Pearls, so be sure to leave your comments at the end of the interview.

Humorist, Amazon “best-selling” author and professional singer, Jane Jenkins Herlong finds the funny in dysfunction while entertaining with her comedy and singing (which can be heard on Sirius XM and Pandora).  From the tomato fields of Johns Island, South Carolina to a Miss America runway, Jane’s funny and original Southern stories and her award-winning singing help audiences learn life-skills and the healing power of laughter.

Jane has been married for thirty-three years to Thomas Herlong, and they have a son and a daughter, one at Clemson University and the other at The College of Charleston.

Jane, tell us a little about yourself and your writing.

 Bury Me with My Pearls is my third book.  My first book is entitled, Bare Feet to High Heels: You Don’t Have to be a Beauty Queen to be a Beautiful Person.  The book is humorous and highlights my journey to the Miss America Pageant. My second book is entitled, What Ta-Tas Teach Us. This book is in memory of my sister who had breast cancer. I have been published in Guideposts and Successful Farming, and wrote a newspaper humor column for years.

What’s the best thing about writing?

I enjoy sharing my humorous stories and my faith with others.

What inspired you on your writing journey?

The highest calling in life is service. There is one chapter in my book that addresses the darkest time in my life. I had to turn my pain into someone else’s gain.

Which books have had the most impact on you as a writer?

I read self-help, Christian books; Joyce Meyer, Dr. Henry Cloud, and Jan Silvious are some of my favorites.

Is there one piece of writing advice you wish you’d had from the beginning?

Pay attention to your grammar teacher.

What do you think the Lord is teaching you through your writing?

I am developing the Fruit of the Spirit, forgiveness.

Jane, tell us about your newest book, Bury Me with my Pearls.

My grandmother requested to be buried with her pearls. So many women love wearing them; it's also very Southern. The process of developing our jewels requires faith and surviving tough times. 

Bury Me with My Pearls uses humor and Biblical principles to address the importance of guarding our spiritual gifts and doing the right thing, regardless of our feelings or circumstances. It reminds us to trust God in all circumstances, and then wait for his results.

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary ; and they shall walk , and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 

Thank you so much Jane for being our guest today.

You can find Jane on the web at the following addresses:

Now, to qualify for the random drawing for a signed copy of Jane's book:

1.  Leave a comment in the comment box below for one chance to win. Include (1) your email address, and (2) how are you going to share this blog post.  We so enjoy reading your comments.

 It's easy to share this on Facebook.  Just click the button at the bottom of the page.  (Plus, Twitter fans could tweet.  We appreciate lots of shares in order to help us get the word out about Jane’s writing and this blog.

2.  Become a follower of Write Moments with God for an additional chance to win.

Do this by Saturday, February 8th by noon.  I will announce the winner on Monday, February 10th. 

I hope you will participate. That lets me know you enjoy this monthly feature of Write Moments with God. I appreciate you sharing your time with us today. Please come again.


  1. Sounds like a good mission, Jane. My first thought was, what a lovely picture! And then I found out why when reading the interview. Thanks for using humor to make dark moments easier to bear.

    1. Jill- You are very kind! Thank you for the comment about using humor in darkness.


  2. What a wonderful interview God bless you
    shared it on fb
    follower of this blog
    Have a blessed, God-filled day
    Chris Granville

  3. I love humor...with a twist! Sounds like a good read. Enter me as well in your drawing! shelley(at)where2(dot)org

    1. Shelley- Thanks for the comment! I am a humorist and love to have a Spiritual Twist in life!

      Thanks again!

  4. I love wearing pearls too! Will tweet & FB. Love to receive a signed copy if your book!

    1. Teresa- I am a pearl girl, too! Let me know where to send the book!


  5. Sounds like a wonderful book. Great interview.

  6. Thank you all for visiting Write Moments with God and commenting on Jane's book. I enjoyed getting to know her better too. And she's right across the Savannah River from me in SC. :-)