"We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us."
Jacquese Groves is a children’s book author who is passionate about writing stories that feature children of color as the lead characters having normal child-like experiences. Long concerned about the lack of diversity in children’s books, she made the decision to address the concern rather than complain about it. Jacquese firmly believes that representation matters. For a child, it is transformative to open a book and see yourself represented in its pages. Through her writing, she hopes that by seeing themselves represented it reinforces for children of color that they are indeed worthy of the starring role and that their dreams and goals are attainable. Sassy Sisters vs The Sock Monster is her first book, and it was published under her own imprint, ChocolateBlue, LLC.
When she is not writing, Jacquese spends most of her time loving on her husband and their two amazing daughters, growing her real estate business, reading, cooking, and traveling.
Jacquese is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. She received an MBA in Finance from the Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business at Belmont University in Nashville, TN.
She is member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Greater Nashville Realtors, National Association of Realtors, a board member of Book'em (a local literacy non-profit) and a volunteer reader with Reading is Fundamental (RIF).
“I believe we all possess the power to manifest the lives we want. Where we are today is a direct correlation of seeds we’ve sewn yesterday. Today, ask yourself what you want and then be prepared to get it."
Jacquese, was an absolute joy to work with and made my home buying journey a great experience. She walked me through the process step by step, she answered ALL of my questions, calmed my nerves at every turn and her expert advice let's me know I made the right decision! I love my new home and I love my new Realtor for life!