Janice Ellis – Award-Winning Author
Janice Ellis Addresses Political, Racial, Educational, Socioeconomic News and Issues
Janice S. Ellis has been an author for more than 30 years and has written columns for newspapers and radio about education, politics, race, and socio-economics throughout her career.
In her new book, Using My Word Power: Advocating for a More Civilized Society, Ellis tackles some of the most difficult and enduring issues of our time. It is Book I of three books in the Real Advocacy Journalism® series. As a collection, the selected commentaries are snapshots of history and are included because of their timeliness and timelessness. They have been written for a large radio station, a major metropolitan daily newspaper, community newspapers, and currently online. The book has received great editorial reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Midwest Book Reviews, and Chanticleer International Book Reviews and more. The book received the First Place for the Nellie Bly Nonfiction Journalism Award.
In writing her commentary, Ellis has endeavored to following the standards and practices of what she calls Real Advocacy Journalism®, which is the focus of her latest award-winning book, Shaping Public Opinion: How Real Advocacy Journalism® Should Be Practiced (2021). More information about the book and Real Advocacy Journalism® can be found at realadvocacyjournalism.com.
Janice Ellis, a native daughter of Mississippi, grew up and came of age during the height of the Civil Rights Movement during the 1960s. Born and reared on a small cotton farm, she was influenced by two converging forces that would set the course of her life. The first was the fear and terror felt by blacks because of their seeking to exercise the right to vote along with other rights and privileges afforded to whites. The second was her love of books, the power of words, and her exposure to renowned columnists, Eric Sevareid and Walter Lippmann, whose work solidified her belief that the wise use of words is what advances society.
Ellis became determined to take a stand and not accept or allow the conditions of that farm life, or the strictures of oppressive racial segregation and entrenched sexism limit what she could become. She became determined to use whatever talents God had blessed her with and the power of words to help improve the human condition.
Contact Janice Ellis today to learn more about her work. She writes about social issues affecting people in Kansas City, Missouri, and throughout the country. These topics include gender inequality issues and life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Janice Ellis’ first book, From Liberty to Magnolia: In Search of the American Dream received the Gold Medal Award for Nonfiction Books from the Non Fiction Authors Association (NFAA), the highest award bestowed for nonfiction authors. From Liberty to Magnolia also received a notable review and honor from Kirkus Reviews, one of the oldest and most credible reviewers of books for libraries, schools, bookstores, publishers, agents and other industry professionals. The book is also receiving great customer reviews on Amazon.