Jennifer Douglas is a literary publicist who believes in the right of equality for all authors. With a vision of a world where positivity is the norm and negativity is long forgotten Jennifer works alongside authors creating a marketing and publicity plan that meets the needs of the individual.

With years of experience in publicity, public relations and the marketing industry, which includes working with Allen and Unwin and Palmer Higgs Publishing, Jennifer has become a well sort after reviewer. To work with Jennifer is to know you are working with someone who will not hold back on being open and honest about your book and its marketing possibilities.

Having undertaken many courses in writing and poetry over the years Jennifer has a vast knowledge in the field of writing and reviewing, being able to provide an efficient, effective and professional service. As a qualified Early Childhood Educator and a home educating mum with over 16 years experience, she has a passion for quality children's books and educational resources.

Having spent 6 years as the founder and managing editor of two magazines, Good Gabble and Rattling Reviews, Jennifer has an eye for marketing and sales, knowing what the consumer is looking for and how to reach them. She works individually with each client meeting their needs and the needs of their product. She has many years experience in critiquing websites, placing herself in the shoes of the consumer who is browsing. Many clients return time and time again knowing they will be receiving an honest, open and non judgmental review or critique. Jennifer prides herself on providing a friendly, non threatening and personal service. Her clients are able to contact her personally throughout the whole review process.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Marilyn Monroe My Little Secret by Tony Jerris

Marilyn Monroe My Little Secret, written by Tony Jerris but told in the voice of Jane Lawrence, is the story of the friendship between Jane and Marilyn Monroe. Jane Lawrence was 12 years old when she was became the head of the fan club for Marilyn Monroe. This was the start of a friendship for years to come.

This is a well presented and published book that provides a title and cover that intrigues and leads one to wondering what is on the inside. It shouts controversy from the very beginning and is clear by its content that this is what Tony Jerris is hoping to draw, whilst giving Jane a voice. 

Within Marilyn Monroe My Little Secret Tony Jerris has created a story that places Marilyn Monroe in not only a position of being bisexual but in one that has her making sexual advances toward a minor. As I read I found myself questioning the truth behind a lot of what is claimed, making mental notes to further my research. I questioned the ethics of not only the author but all within the book. It is probably important to note that previous to reading this book I knew very little of Marilyn Monroe. I am one of those who basically has no interest in her personal life or career. This lead me to ‘going in blind’ when reading My Little Secret. I was neutral in my opinion of this woman and her stardom. 

Tony Jerris has produced a book that is well written and that flows beautifully. Marilyn Monroe My Little Secret is easy to read and pleasant on the mind. Although the topic within can be seen as controversial it is in no way in bad taste, with the reader being left to form their own opinion. With both Marilyn and Jane deceased one can only give Tony Jerris the benefit of the doubt that what he writes is as told to him by Jane herself. 

To myself Marilyn Monroe My Little Secret was just a book. Nothing it contained totally shocked me to the degree that I felt I could not read on nor did it leave me wanting to rush to the back of the book to find out how it ended. Naturally I knew that Marilyn Monroe died. Toward the end I did feel a little sad for Jane on the death and loss of Marilyn who she saw as not only her best friend but held an immense love for. It was a sudden and harsh closure in the chapter of Jane’s life.

I found this book an enjoyable read that I easily read from front to back but one that I did not seek more of when completed. By the time I had got to the end my previous mental notes to research more had been lost as I was ready to tag the book as read and move on to another. 

I would place this book in the give it a go category. Enjoyable, easy to read and slightly controversial, Marilyn Monroe My Little Secret by Tony Jerris would be suitable for one who likes to read about the life of others or who has followed the journey of Marilyn Monroe on her road to stardom. 

Find out more: www.tonyjerris.com

review: Jennifer Douglas

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