Valjeanne Jeffers
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Where are you located?
Durham NC
What is your affiliation to the Jazz World?
Visual Artist, Spoken Word Artist, Clinician, Author, Collector
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I'm a Spelman graduate, member of the Carolina African American Writers' Collective poet, artist and the author of 2 SF novels: Immortal 2nd edition & Immortal II: The Time of Legend available at http://www.amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. I'm also a Jazz lover.

Immortal 2nd edition and Immortal II: The Time of Legend chosen for inclusion in Black Pearls Magazine, EDC Creations Top Books Award!

"Ella Curry and EDC Creations are proud to announce the books that created an impact, for readers and the EDC Creations network. Our “literary hallmarks” indicate excellence in writing and storytelling.


These are the books we want to feature to the world. Each year thousands of people — educators, concerned parents, community leaders, authors, poets and publishers — devote their time and resources to presenting the reader with great books! However, too many outstanding books do not get the attention and reader support that they deserve, they float just under the radar. It is our mission to connect readers with these hidden gems and bring them books that will change their lives."
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"Immortal is an amazing story that flows like water. It’s a speculative-cool piece that takes the reader on a trip that is horror, cyber-punk, and fantasy, all rolled in one. Valjeanne Jeffers is one of those authors who can make words drip color. I had a ball exploring her world. I was captivated by the surreal dreamscapes Karla and Joseph ebbed in and out of, and the utilitarian society in which they spent their waking lives. Immortal is one of the most unique blends I have had the pleasure of reading in some time. Future collides with past. Magic, with science. This is one cool ride, and I am compelled to recommend this piece."
Edward Uzzle, author of NETERS Issue 0
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"Ms. Jeffers has created an oddly vivid and not so far-fetched neo-Earth in Immortal. Quick paced and well-crafted, I felt a connection with her protagonists and a distilled hatred for her antagonists. The characters' backstories fit together like the pieces of an intricate puzzle. From the absence of war to the presence of the obscenely paranormal, the frightening and beautiful; dangerous and air-tight; Immortal is filled with yins and yangs that somehow culminate into a satisfying literary balance. A wonderful read from beginning to end.Immortal is filled with yins and yangs that somehow culminate into a satisfying literary balance. A wonderful read from beginning to end."
B. Sharise Moore, author of Taste: An Erotic Fantasy Series
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"IMMORTAL by Valjeanne Jeffers is an enchanting tale of magic, werewolves and humans that turn into creatures of the night. The story was mesmerizing to say the least. I look forward to reading the next installment in this series. The writings of Mr. Jeffers remind me a lot of the writer Clive Barker. So if you are into stories that are magical that tell tales of the mythical, then this is your book."
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Immortal chapter 2 (excerpt) by Valjeanne Jeffers

Posted on February 21, 2011 at 9:04pm 0 Comments

 

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Immortal chapter1 (excerpt) by Valjeanne Jeffers

Posted on February 21, 2011 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

A mahogany shaded woman emerged from the grove of trees to

his right. She had a wide nose, full lips and was dressed in a thigh

length garment made entirely of overlapping feathers. Her kinky hair

was braided atop her head. Gold ornaments hung from her ears, neck

and arms.

She had the voluptuous body of a young girl. But her large

dark eyes held knowledge no girl could ever possess, and she had all

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the earmarks of a preternatural creature – though friend or…

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Out of This World

Posted on June 19, 2010 at 3:39pm 0 Comments

(In Memory of John Coltrane)



Shadowed nightspot

sister beaded and hooped

beards, afros

dashikis



On platform

the connoisseur of alto

and his entourage

conjure aural sorcery



Invitation:

to sojourn in darkness

resonance and color



Inside Indigo hued

rhythms of Blackness unbound



To journey with immortality

in Coltrane's mode



Glide on azure notes -

wings fashioned of… Continue

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At 8:42pm on September 9, 2009, Bruce C said…

Valjeanne...thanks everso for your kind words...I'm so lucky to be "hard-wired" for both the musical and visual sides of Jazz...i thank the "gods" everyday to have the "tools" to create that which I hear and see all at the same time...my very best to you...always b
At 7:54pm on September 9, 2009, Bruce C said…

Valjeanne.....oh my where to begin...in '59 i was 14 and bought my first copy of "Kind of Blue"...and memorized every note, every breath, every pause....of the whole works...it was as if I had been "hard wired" for the "cool school"..and the spiritual connection has always been in my heart., and soul since then....i'm a tarheel by birth...and hope to get back down home again to live someday soon...my best to you ... always b
 
 
 

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