J. A. Faulkerson

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Jeffery “J. A.” Faulkerson (aka Jeh Allen) is Northern Virginia-based Creative Writer who has penned instant classics like Adinkrahene: Fear of a Black Planet (fiction), Real Men Raise CHAMPIONS: Unleashing Your Inner COACH (nonfiction) and Young Achiever Playbook: Planning To Achieve (nonfiction). In July 2015, Adinkrahene: Fear of a Black Planet was named one of three finalists for a Phillis Wheatley Book Award (in the First Fiction category). The Phillis Wheatley Book Awards are held annually as the kickoff event for New York City’s Harlem Book Fair.

Most recently, Faulkerson has published two poetry collections, March of the Compassionate Neighbor (2024) and The Wise Man Say (2023). Both collections were written to pay tribute to the Black leaders of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and '60s, who he fondly refers to as Compassionate Neighbors. He asserts that the Compassionate Neighbor is led by the unconditional love and neighborly compassion in her heart. The goal of Faulkerson's poetry is to admonish the global citizenry to build upon this Compassionate Neighbor legacy by loving more and hating less.

J. A. is available to speak about his insights and experiences as a Creative Writer, Child and Family Advocate, Social Entrepreneur, and former TRIO Upward Bound and YMCA Director.

Learn more at J. A. Faulkerson’s official website

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