Author visits have been suspended due to COVID-19

March 20, 2020

Podcast with Dr. Frances Richards 2:00 PM EST

Tune in to hear the exciting plans Hadassah's Crown Publishing, LLC has for 2020!

March 13, 2020

Podcast --From Wig Weave to Naturale Hair 9:00 AM EST

This podcast focuses on marketing. Be sure to tune in!

March 07, 2020

Spill Some Ink Author's Guild Initial Meeting

This all-new author's guild will meet at Lyndon's Academy of Arts located at 512 N Murray Ave, Anderson, SC 29621 from 11:30-1:00. While this guild is established for aspiring and published authors to expand their network, improve their marketing strategies and increase their knowledge about the industry, the March 7th meeting is dedicated to aspiring authors and manuscript discussion/review.

February 29, 2020


February 26, 2020

Black History Author Visit Thornwell School, Clinton, SC

Oh, To Be a Bulldog is a perfect read during Black History Month to introduce children to HBCUs. 

February 19, 2020

Black History Month Author Visit to Pendleton Elementary School

This exciting visit will share "Oh, To Be a Bulldog" and inspire students to begin planning for their college and career. 

February 08, 2020

Black History Month Childrens' Book Fair at The Mall at Stonecrest in Lithonia, Georgia from 12:00-4:00 PM

The Mine and Yours Community Initiative, Ltd. presents its first annual children's book fair, "Igniting Young Minds One Book at a Time."

January 25, 2020

Jack and Jill of Greenville Author Tea at 1:00 - 3:00 PM

I'm excited to share BJ's Big Dream with 1st and 2nd graders. BJ will be sharing 12 Keys for Great Children.

January 19, 2020

Lyndon's Academy of the Arts Meet and Greet/Open House

Tour the all-new Lyndon's Academy of the Arts and meet the program directors for each division. There is programming for all ages. The academy is located at 512 Murray Ave, Anderson, SC 29625 and this is event is from 3:00-6:00 PM. Look forward to seeing you then!

January 18, 2020

Laurens County MLK Weekend Pop Up Vendor Shop 11:00-1:00

Support local business owners after the annual MLK March in Laurens. 

October 20, 2019

Clemson Area African American Museum Author Chat 3:30 PM

Join Authors BJ Cheek, Jamie Fleming, Leslie Craig and Dr. Sonia Cunningham Leverette for an informative afternoon when we share our stories. If you haven't visited the museum, this is your opportunity. Many efforts and good work are taking place to keep our history alive and to keep us informed.

July 28, 2019

Hope Center for Children Summer Reading Grant Recognition Program 4:00 PM

BJ Cheek, Author of 12 Great Keys for Children, will be the guest speaker. 

July 10, 2019

Entrepreneur Interview with Pastor Lenny Gaines Rejoice 96.9 FM 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

I'll share my experiences transitioning from an educator to the world of publishing.  

July 13, 2019

Radio Interview with Rev. Anthony Sims on 86AM, WLBG in Laurens, SC at 8:30AM

We'll provide all of the details about the July 20th Author Showcase and Publishing Seminar, to be held at A Touch of Essence Event Center, 680C Fairview Road, Simpsonville, SC 29680 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM.  Join us for great books, helpful and free info, food, prizes and fun. 

June 18, 2019

Guest Author at the Spartanburg Junior Writing Summer Camp, USC Upstate 9AM-12PM

The author will share her stories and then coach young writers on sharing their stories.  

May 31, 2019

Author's Tea at Woodmont Middle School with host Author/Assistant Principal Tonya D. Wood

I'll read two of my books and lead a couple activities.  We'll have fun!

May 20, 2019

Author Visit to Rice, Merrywood and Woodland Elementary Schools, Greenwood 50

Dr. Leverette will share Oh, To Be a Bulldog with students and encourage early college and career planning. 

May 12, 2019

Mothers' Day Guest Speaker at Bethlehem AME Church in Belton, SC 10:00 AM

What Fragrance Defines You? 
Ephesians 5:2

KJV "And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour."

May 18, 2019

Book Signing at the SC State Spartanburg Alumni Annual Gala, Marriott, 5:00 PM

The author will sign copies of Oh, To Be a Bulldog before the scholarship fundraising gala.

May 04, 2019

YPD Day at St. Mary AME Church at 9:00AM

Passionate about youth and books, I am always blessed and happy to share.  We look forward to hosting this event and inspiring our youth for greater!

Isaiah 65:24 "Even before they call, I will answer, and while they are still speaking I will hear." 

April 12, 2019

Featured Author at Art Day at Centerville Elementary School, Anderson, SC

The author will have fun presenting my books to 2nd graders! 

April 06, 2019

SCSU Alumni Jazz Gala April 6 7:00 PM

Copies of Oh, To Be a Bulldog and the coloring book will be on sale in the foyer.

March 29, 2019

Author Visit to Greeleyville Schools

Oh, To Be a Bulldog and Ulysses Cunningham Biography

March 26, 2019

Author Visit to Reidville Elementary School

March 16, 2019

Youth Bible Literacy Workshop at Poplar Springs Baptist Church, Simpsonville, SC 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

March 14, 2019

Speaker for Eta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Spartanburg, SC 4:30 PM

I'll be sharing my exciting journey as an author and a publisher.

March 15, 2019

Class Reading at Ford Elementary School

Oh, To Be a Bulldog visits students and shares a reading presentation.  Excited to return to another school I attended, as a Kindergartner. Fond memories!!

March 07, 2019

Speaker for Girlz United Club at Spartanburg High School 3:30PM

March 07, 2019

Speaker (Homeless Period Project) for Women United at Denny's Building 4:30 PM

The Homeless Period Project was founded in 2015 with a singularly focused mission to provide menstrual hygiene products to homeless women living in shelters and on the street.  More information regarding the founder, mission and events of this project can be read at the link below.

March 04, 2019

Author Visit to Hemingway Schools

Oh, To Be a Bulldog and Ulysses Cunningham Biography

March 01, 2019

Read Across America -- EB Elementary School, Laurens School District 55, Laurens, SC

Oh, To Be a Bulldog visits EB Morse Elementary School, the elementary school of the author. 

March 02, 2019

The Reading Circle with Marc A Medley Interview 7AM EST

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February 28, 2019

EP Todd School Family Literacy Night 5:30-7:30 PM

February 26, 2019

Black History and HBCU Reading Celebration @ Nevitt Forest Elementary School

Dr. Leverette will share her Oh, To Be a Bulldog with the students. 

February 25, 2019

Author Visit to MH Wright's Real People Read

February 21, 2019

Author Visit to Kingstree Schools

Oh, To Be a Bulldog and Ulysses Cunningham, A Friend to Man: The Story of a Soldier and a Steward readings, the writing process and the importance of literacy skills are on the schedule of events, along with interactive activities.  

February 09, 2019

College and Career Readiness Fair @ Joseph Pye Elementary, 10-1

Hosted by the AKAs and Alphas of Charleston, this college and career readiness fair is for students of all ages and all HBCUs are invited.  I'm excited to share Oh, To Be a Bulldog with the elementary students, informing them that it is not too early to begin their planning for college and career.  

February 08, 2019

Author Visit to Joseph Pye Elementary School, N. Charleston, SC

Reading and Activities

January 30, 2019

Author Visit to The Early Learning Center at Park Hills, Spartanburg, SC 9:00 AM

A number of guest readers will promote literacy for three, four and five year olds on this day.

January 26, 2019

Evening of Fashion and Jazz at SC State University, Orangeburg, SC 6:00 PM

Hadassah's Crown will vend at this spectacular event. 

January 22, 2019

Sharing with the Seniors at The Ridge, Laurens, SC 9:30 AM

Ulysses Cunningham and I look forward to sharing our stories and publishing experiences with the Seniors at their weekly meeting.  

January 19, 2019

Sanders High Alumni MLK Event Vendor 10 AM - 1PM

January 12, 2019

HBCU STEAM Fair, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Simpsonville, SC 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Visit HBCU representatives, and have lunch with Tom Joyner from the TJ Morning Show as the speaker.

December 18, 2018

The Ridge at Laurens Senior Christmas Party 9:00-12:00

Hadassah's Crown Publishing will vend at the Senior Christmas Party.  All titles will be available.  Ulysses Cunningham will be on site for signings. 

December 01, 2018

Sip, Shop and Jazz with The Jamie Wright Experience at the West End Community Development Center 12:00-3:00 PM

Shop nearly 30 vendors and listen to the sultry jazz of the Jamie Wright Experience.  Beauty, wellness, clothing, jewelry, purses, household, defense items, books for all ages and interests, shopping bags, food, desserts and more will be available.  Free lemonade, cider and a candy bar will be available.  

This is a non-alcoholic, family-friendly event that is free to the public.  Vendor spaces are $50.

Skip the mall and online shopping and support local businesses.

November 26, 2018

Oh, To Be a Bulldog at Paris Elementary, Greenville, SC 10:00 AM

Author reading at Paris Elementary School

November 01, 2018

Upstate Author's Pavilion 5:00-8:00 Commerce Club Downtown Greenville, SC

Visit 20 authors and Featured Author Nika White as she introduces her Next Level Inclusionist book. All of my children's titles, Ulysses Cunningham, A Friend to Man, and Love.Hope.Faith Anthology III will be available. 

October 31, 2018

Reading at Marshall Elementary in Belton, SC 1:30 PM

A special little boy is doing a book report on My Friends Lived in the Outlet and is dressing like Sparky.  He has invited me to read the book to this class.  This is beyond exciting to an author. 

October 19, 2018

SC State University Homecoming Weekend Oct 19-20

We'll be at the Fine Arts Building at SC State at 5:00 PM on Friday for the Stellar Alumni Calendar Reception and then at the University Bookstore before the game on Saturday with copies of Oh, To Be a Bulldog children's books, coloring books and Ty Beanie Baby Bulldogs. 

October 13, 2018

SC State University Youth Day

Oh, To Be a Bulldog will be on sale at the SC State Univ Bookstore beginning at 8:00AM.  Hope to see you there. Go BULLDOGS!!

September 13, 2018

Women's Conference at Poplar Springs Baptist Church Simpsonville, SC

Hadassah's Crown will serve as a vendor.

August 07, 2018

Dream BIG! Cleveland Academy of Leadership

Kindergartners and First Graders will learn the dream recipe with BJ's Big Dream.

August 02, 2018

The Challenger Youth (Grades 6-8) Presenter at the AME 7th District Christian Education and Leadership Conference at the TD Convention Center

Ready! Set! Go! Write the vision, make it plain! Dream big! Celebrate the results!

July 27, 2018

SCSU National Alumni Association Convention, Washington, DC July 27-28

Oh, To Be a Bulldog Children's Book will be promoted! Get your copy soon!

July 17, 2018

Club Edge Presenter at Littlejohn Community Center, Clemson, SC

The BIG Dream Presentation will be shared with campers of all ages.

July 15, 2018

2018 Soulful Chicago Book Fair 9AM-5PM

One of the best book fairs in the country! It's worth a trip to Chicago.  Hope to see you there! All titles available.  Discounts for purchasing multiple titles.

June 20, 2018

ELKs Middle School Writing Workshop -- Riverside Middle School, Pendleton, SC 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Writing is an essential component for success in most careers.  Additionally, it can be therapeutic and a fulfilling hobby.   Each group of students will publish a book.  Interested in group publishing? Contact today. 

June 14, 2018

Author on site at ADHD Training--Hilton Garden Inn, Greenville, SC 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Dr. Rosa Dingle will present useful strategies for assisting children with ADD and ADHD.  Children's books will be on sale for $5/title.  

May 25, 2018

McCarthy Teszler School Graduation 9:00 AM

Realizing and Capturing Your Dreams!

April 15, 2018

Youth Day at Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Enoree, SC 10:45 AM

Youth! What is your vision? Well, get to writing! 
Habbakuk 2:2

April 04, 2018

Another Pendleton Elks' Lodge Book Giveaway, Pendleton Library 10 AM - 12 PM

Enjoy literacy sessions with your child during Spring Break! Free books while supplies last.

March 17, 2018

Poplar Spring AME Church Laurens, SC Youth Career Fair 10:00 AM

Youth! What is your vision? Well, write it down and make it plain! Habbakuk 2:2

Children's books copies will be available for $5.00 each and signed by the author.

March 04, 2018

Ulysses Cunningham Biography Book Signing--Laurens YMCA 2:30-4:00

Books signed by the authors; copies available for $10.

February 24, 2018

Greenvillle/Abbeville-Greenwood AME Districts Women Missionary Conference, Mt Zion AME Bradley, SC

Hadassah's Crown Publishing will serve as a vendor at this event beginning at 9:30.  All children's books and anthologies will be on sale for $5; Ulysses Cunningham and A Collection of Writings will be on sale for $10 each.  There will be other great vendors with clothing, jewelry and hair and skin care products.  

February 17, 2018

Pendleton Elks Club Children's Book Giveaway and Author Signing 10AM - 12PM, Pendleton Library, 650 Mechanic St

Free books and readings for children, author appearance and signings, parent literacy workshops, light refreshments

January 13, 2018

MLK Celebration at Sanders Middle School in Laurens, SC. 9:30-1:00

All children's titles will be on sale for $5.00 each.  

Ulysses Cunningham will be present with his new biographical book: Ulysses Cunningham, A Friend to Man: The Story of a Soldier and Steward Extraordinaire.  This amazing book will sell for $10.  

Helen Latimore will be present promoting her Collection of Writings for $10. 

Support local authors and stock up!

January 13, 2018

Stay Woke: Building Literacy and Resiliency Through Storytelling, SCABSE Conference, Kingston Plantation Myrtle Beach

Don't be nervous about Read-to-Succeed. Culturally relevant and high interest reading material is the key to helping students build their literacy skills. Coupling reading instruction with building strong character and resiliency is proven to promote academic gains as well as graduation rates. This session has strategies to increase achievement and establish life-long readers and learners.  Grades 1-4 Standards—Inquiry-Based Literacy Standards 1-9, Reading Literary Texts Standards 1-10.

September 27, 2017

McCarthy-Teszler School

I'm beyond THRILLED to share one of my children's books with the students at McCarthy!! 

September 26, 2017

We Were Born Ready!! Early Learning Center at Park Hills,

​I'm beyond THRILLED to share one of my children's books with 4 year olds at the ELC!! 

October 21, 2017

AME Annual Conference

I'll serve as a book vendor and all of my titles will be available for purchase with signatures. 

August 28, 2017

Houston Elementary School

I'll inspire the entire student body to DREAM BIG this school year!

August 12, 2017

Bethlehem AME Church Community Celebration Author Visit 1:00-2:00

I'll share my Amazon Best Selling Book, BJ's Big Dream, with children and interested adults, and each child will receive a gift.  Afterwards, I'll sign copies of purchased books.

August 05, 2017

Virginia College Spartanburg Campus Back to School Event, Storytelling 10:30-11:00AM, Bullying 11:15-noon

It's almost that special time of year! A new start of a school year with a new teacher, new classmates, new assignments, and free/new supplies.  But, there's more! Join us for fun storytelling and an interactive anti-bullying discussion. 

August 02, 2017

Virginia College Spartanburg Campus Guest Speaker 6:00-6:45 PM