M.J. Fievre to receive “Beacon of Hope and Achievement Award”

M J Fievre interviewed me (Joanne C. Hillhouse) on her blog not so long ago http://mjfievre.com/2014/11/21/nobody-go-run-me-an-interview-with-joanne-c-hillhouse It is my great pleasure to share with you news of her upcoming (deserved) award. Rock on, M.J.

The Whimsical Project

On behalf of the Consulate General of the Republic of Haiti in Miami, Consul Guy François Jr. wrote me a letter to let me know that I have been chosen as one of the Honorees for this year’s Beacon of Hope and Achievement Award.”


The following is the biography that guided the selection process. It shows (in Mr. François’s words) my “contribution to Cultural Excellence in the Haitian Diaspora.”

Born in Port-au-Prince, Jessica (M.J.) Fievre self-published her first mystery novel, Le Feu de la Vengeance, at the age of sixteen. She was nineteen years old when she signed her first book contract with Hachette-Deschamps, in Haiti, for the publication of a Young Adult book titled La Statuette Maléfique. As of today, Jessica has authored nine books in French. Two years ago, One Moore Book released Jessica’s first children’s book, I Am Riding, written in three languages: English, French, and Haitian Creole…

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