Author Spotlight

Janice Littlejohn, “Swirling” Co-Author, to Come to Dallas!!


Me and my gorgeous co-author, Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn

Hey Dallas folks, come see the other half of “SWIRLING“!!

Co-author of the popular dating book to lead a discussion on the joys and pitfalls of interracial, intercultural and interfaith relationships at The Dock Bookshop on Jan. 9

Veteran Los Angeles-based media and culture journalist, Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn, will lead a discussion on the themes of her current book, “Swirling: How to Date, Mate, and Relate Mixing Race, Culture, and Creed,” on Jan. 9, 2014 at 7 p.m. at The Dock Bookshop; 6637 Meadowbrook Drive, Ft. Worth, Texas 76112. Book signing to follow. “Swirling” is a first-time book release for Littlejohn and co-author, pop culture blogger Christelyn D. Karazin.

Written as a dating wake-up call for African American women, “Swirling” has quickly attracted general audience readers both male and female. It is the first handbook on navigating the exciting, tricky, and potentially disastrous terrain of interracial, intercultural and interfaith relationships, with testimonials and expert tips on how to make the bumpy ride a bit smoother.

“Swirling” debunks social, cultural and sexual myths on “dating out” and serves as a practical guide for coping with disapproving friends and family, and offers advice from mixed couples who are happily “swirling.”

Released May 15, 2012 by Atria Paperback (an imprint of Simon & Schuster), “Swirling” debuted at #53 among books on SEX and #65 among books on HAPPINESS on’s Top 100 Books listing. Critical and reader reviews of the book have been overwhelmingly positive.

Littlejohn is a career journalist who writes about entertainment, media and culture; women and African American issues. She has newly signed-on as a culture and media contributor to, and is a longstanding contributor to “Multichannel News” and “Emmy” magazines. She is a former columnist for the Associated Press and Her work has appeared in numerous publications including the “Fort Worth Star-Telegram,” “Los Angeles Times,” “USA Today,” and “Essence.”

Beyond her work as a journalist, Littlejohn is writing her first feature film with screenwriter, Barrington Smith-Seetachet (“Children of Others”), and is producing and directing the jazzwomen horn players documentary, “…but can she play?” – a Pasadena Arts Council EMERGE Fiscal Sponsorship project

She is an MPW graduate of the University of Southern California and received her undergraduate degree from Loyola Marymount University, where she recently served as an adjunct journalism professor.

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