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Meet And I Thought Ladies of River Oaks

Today we’d like to introduce you to And I Thought Ladies.

Hi And I, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
Our brand began overnight literally. We had a problem arise and we figured out that we needed to be more than authors. The next day at 9 in the morning we had our first in studio radio interview, so whatever we did had to be ready for the public by the next morning. We sat down and picked our brand colors, designed our website, and created our statement of why that night.

Jade: Like Wilnona said, sometimes you have to roll with things. Owning your own business you always have to think on your feet to put out those little and big fires. That was a long winded way of saying that yes our brand developed overnight (I literally mean overnight like 3 hours of sleep) but it remains because of a lot more sleepless or low hours sleep nights. The brand And I Thought Ladies also succeeds because of all the people that helped us along the way and our fans that support us by listening to our podcast, buying our literary life guides (just of fancy way of saying of books of poetry), watching our show on YouTube or Facebook, buying our merchandise. Just want to say right here Thank You!

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
The hardest obstacles to overcome has been separating good feedback from negative criticism. The second biggest bump in the road is created by our ingenuity. We are always looking for a way to expand our brand, be it into another city or into another aspect of the creative world. We always have a steep learning curve with every new direction we move toward.

Jade: I agree with Wilnona. The learning curves always throw us. I mean, you don’t know what you’re doing wrong until someone tells you. Then, it’s the whole oops let’s fix that and then you think I forgot to ask that person how to fix it. We are always a work in progress, sometimes that not always understood.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
We are authors with too much curiosity. That is our specialty. We write 4 series: The Miss-Fit Guides, The And I Thought Series, The Managers “Stories From Behind the Talent” & (Wilnona writes) The Widow’s Web series.

Our specialization and our claim to minor fame (lol) are a bit different. In the indie author world we are known for expansion. Books was how we started, but now we have a clothing line, board games, flask, wine, drink ware, luggage, an upcoming album with Kendra Meucke producing. We have come a long way in 5 years. We are some of the few authors with offices in multiple cities. (They are all small.) In the literary world we are known for our pop poetry (poetry that addresses everyday problems or delights and is easy to understand). To most people who know who we are our advocacy/charity support work is what they know us for. We support multiple charities throughout the year.

Jade: We are known for being pop poets and our books for being literary life guides. We teach at several conferences on how to expand your brands. What we are truly known is for our podcasts/shows The Womens’ Cave and The Ladies Tale Podcast our authentic humorous podcasts. People continue to follow us because we give the audience short in depth looks into various career paths. For example: We have done an in depth look into proper tea to behind the scene look into how to make it in the music business or movies. Of course, we talk about writing in all its forms.

Before we go, is there anything else you can share with us?
Our biggest accomplishment in the half decade we’ve been around is being able to work with great charities to support their work. We would love for the readers of this article to look at our website and read more about them.

Wilnona came from an emotionally abusive relationship so being able to get the word out about the ramifications of surviving this type of relationship (if you can call it that) is really important to us.

I guess we should mention here: That Wilnona has a new book coming out: “Free Falling and Loving it”

Jade: Also we should mention some of our books are on audible.

Pricing:

  • Readings & Appearances (Negotiable)
  • And I Thought Divorce Was Bad Book $10

Contact Info:

Image Credits
Gregg Patrick Photography

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