Wednesday, April 2, 2014


-- Judge Vanessa Gilmore pens inspiring true life story about the life of the late author, E. Lynn Harris -- Lynn’s Angels – The True Story of E. Lynn Harris and the Women Who Loved Him by Vanessa D. Gilmore tells the remarkable story of more than thirty years of friendship between the late author E. Lynn Harris and the five women who comprised the family that he invented for himself that he called "Lynn’s Angels". These women were with him as he struggled with his own identity, during his darkest days, as he began to be true to himself, as he found his voice, as he climbed the ladder of success, when he found love, as he reached the pinnacle of his career and sadly, as he left this earth. Through a series of personal accounts, letters and pictures and video, the stories in this book reveal a side of E. Lynn Harris that the public rarely saw: friend, uncle, father, son, fraternity brother and fanatical Razorback fan. Ultimately, it shows that what really makes a family is love. Even for those who are not familiar with E. Lynn Harris, this book touches on the universal concept of voluntary kinship and can help others appreciate the significance of their own invented families. Lynn's Angels will motivate readers to create lasting records of their own legacies of friendship and love with the people who chose to become their angels. Because the book contains video as well as more than 200 pictures, it is available as an e-book only on all e-book platforms including Amazon-Kindle, Barnes&Noble - Nook, Apple - iBooks and on Published by Vook. $7.99. About the Author: Judge, author, mother are just some of the ways to describe this renaissance woman. After a first career as a fashion buyer, Judge Vanessa Gilmore decided to undertake a career in law after representing herself and winning a minor civil lawsuit. In 1994 when she was sworn in, she was then the youngest sitting federal judge in the nation. Her meteoric rise left her little time for a personal life. Unwilling to give up her desire to parent, she adopted her son. Motivated in part by her own experiences and those of other women and families who struggle with work/life integration, she decided to write about adoption in her fiction novel, "Saving the Dream". Gilmore is also the author of "You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: Tales from a Judicial Diva", a humorous autobiographical look at her life on and off the bench and "A Boy Named Rocky", a book for the children of incarcerated parents. Judge Gilmore is a frequent speaker and lecturer on issues related to these children and their families Judge Gilmore is a master storyteller and is a favorite and sought after speaker for community groups and organizations and also does voiceover work under the name "Voices by Vanessa". She is the recipient of numerous civic awards for community service and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the Links, Inc., and Jack and Jill of America. She serves on the boards of Inprint (a literary arts organization that works to inspire readers and writers) and on the Board of Trustees for Hampton University. For more details, visit