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Jane Jenkins Herlong      

Sirius XM Humorist, International Best-Selling Author & Professional Singer

Jane Jenkins Herlong is a Sirius XM Humorist, international best-selling/award-winning author, professional singer, recording artist and award-winning professional speaker. Herlong is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame and one of the 232 men and women to be awarded this honor including former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and the late General Colin L. Powell. She has also achieved the distinction of becoming a Certified Speaking Professional by the National Speakers Association.

Herlong's is the author of five best-selling/award-winning books: “Rhinestones on My Flip-Flops: Choosing Extravagant Joy in the Midst of Everyday Mess-ups,” (Hachette Book Group), “Bury Me with My Pearls” (Gold Medal in the Illumination Book Awards and Christian Small PublisherBook of the Year), “Bare Feet to High Heels,” and “What Ta-Tas Teach Us,” (breast cancer awareness). Herlong's fifth book, “Sweet Tea Secrets from the Deep Fried South,” is published by Tyndale House Publishing and is a best-seller/new release in five Amazon categories. Her award-winning singing and humor is featured on Sirius XM Radio, Pandora Internet Radio, Spotify, and Amazon. Her comedy is heard along with Jeff Foxworthy, Ray Romano and Jerry Seinfeld. She criss‐crosses the country sharing her sweet tea wisdom and Southern Fried humor. Herlong has also spoken in New Zealand and Germany and is fluent in four languages: English, Southern, Northern and Lowcountry Gullah (gul‐la).

With a sense of humor and smart work, Herlong traveled from the rows of her family farm to the runway of the Miss America Pageant all the way to performing at Radio City Music Hall. She graduated from college with the highest honors voted by her peers and continued on to graduate school. Her successes continued to pile up from there. Herlong has also had the pleasure of sharing the stage with several noteworthy people such as Dr. Charles Stanley, the late General Colin Powell, Rudolph Giuliana, Lee Greenwood and the late Charlton Heston.

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Don’t Throw Tomatoes at My Field of Dreams!

Harvest a bumper crop of life lessons and laughter as Jane delivers stories of success and hard lessons learned while working in her father’s tomato fields as a young girl. Discover how to find your own SHINE and PLOW through when your basket breaks with a perspective only a farm girl can deliver. Jane will fill your bucket with down-home stories that will make you laugh, but there is an underlying lesson of how to increase peak performance and for your ultimate harvest to grow personally and professionally.

You Can’t Put High Heels on a Holstein

Step into her hilarious world of big hair, plumped lips, and fashion-covered cat fights. From Betty Maple, who never met an injection she didn’t like, to Coleen Beauregard, who, bless her heart, should have re-thought a singing career, to Miss Sara Dean Jean Smith, who wants to change the world through breast awareness, you’ll meet the women who defined the world of Southern Beauty.

Beneath the laughter is a poignant message that runs deeper than the back-stage competitors. As you tumble through Jane’s back-stage antics, you find yourself standing in the moments of your own life: seeing your challenges in a whole new way, getting a fresh perspective on an old problem, and realizing that it’s never too late to find your way back to the spotlight because back stage wisdom is more than skin deep.

Find the Funny in Dysfunction

Through her own dysfunctional states in life, Jane empowers you to say “NO” to stress and “YES” to success. It is then you will find the “Funny in Dysfunction” to be able to function stress-free and laugh all the way to being your personal best!

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