Laughing with Jane Jenkins Herlong

by ELYSIAN Magazine


SiriusXM Southern humorist, Jane Jenkins Herlong, combines her humor, life-changing truths and award-winning singing as she inspires audiences with her sweet tea wisdom and Southern-fried humor.™

Jane travels across the country sharing her message—develop a sense of humor, sense of purpose, discover your gifts and live your life filled with peak performance. Become mentally wealthy then, find a way to serve others.

A recent inductee into the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame,™ Jane is one of the 178 men and women to be awarded this honor, including former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and General Colin L. Powell. In 2016, Jane was named was named a Woman of Distinction by Elysian Magazine. Jane also has earned the designation of Certified Speaker Professional by the National Speakers Association and will be inducted into the Legends of Speaking, August of 2020.

In addition, Jane is a professional singer, songwriter, recording artist and the author of four books. Jane’s latest book, Rhinestones on My Flip-Flops, published by Hachette Publishing, is an Amazon best-seller. Her third book, Bury Me with My Pearls, was awarded the International Illumination Award and Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year. Later this year, Jane is releasing her fifth book, Sweet Tea Secrets from the Deep-Fried South: Cutting Through the Cultural Zudzu.

Her award-winning singing and humor are featured on Sirius XM Radio along with Jeff Foxworthy and Ray Romano. Jane’s comedy is also heard on Pandora, Spotify and Itunes Internet Radio. She travels across the country sharing her sweet tea wisdom and Southern-fried humor. Jane has also spoken in New Zealand and Germany and is fluent in four languages: English, Southern, Northern and Lowcountry Gullah (gul-la).

Jane’s sense of humor and smart work has taken her from the rows of her family’s tomato farm to the runway of the Miss America Pageant and beyond…. performing at Radio City Music Hall. Jane has also had the pleasure of sharing the stage with several noteworthy people including Dr. Charles Stanley, General Colin Powell, Rudy Giuliana and the late Charlton Heston.

Simon & Shuster Publishing House says the following of Jane: Jane Jenkins Herlong’s blend of Southern humor and folksy wisdom is just priceless. She deserves to be right up there with Anita Renfroe and Chonda Pierce- in some ways, she’s even better. The more suburban and bland our culture gets, the more precious genuine Southern culture like this becomes.

Award-Winning Books by Jane:

Rhinestones on my Flip-Flops

Gold Indie Winner, Silver Medalist in the Illumination Awards, and Selah Finalist

Rhinestones on my Flip-Flops offers the message Jane lives by: prove people wrong and laugh while living your dreams.

Has your life ever flipped? The challenge is to not become a flop! Strap on your sandals and let Rhinestones on my Flip-Flops deliver joy and laughter in the midst of everyday mess-ups.

Professional Southern humorist and award-winning author Jane Jenkins Herlong uses humor, wisdom, and life stories from iconic biblical women to guide you through the inevitable blunders of life.

Learn from the flip-flops of Deceived Eve, Domestic Diva Martha and Whiny Naomi. Laugh and be inspired by honest (ouch) stories delivered with Jane’s sparkling sense of humor. Add in some “rhinestoned” advice from modern Women of Wisdom (WOW). And you will learn how to keep the sparkle and shine on your God-given talents even as you experience life’s inevitable flops!

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Bury Me With My Pearls

Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award – Gold Medal Winner, Illumination Book Awards

Enjoy this real-life, roller-coaster ride of laughter, tears, and stomach-churning truths by a Southern professional speaker, humorist, and singer who, as Miss South Carolina, represented her state in the Miss America pageant and has been singing, speaking, and writing ever since. Incorporating the analogy of pearls, this inspirational book uses humor and spiritual principles to bravely address difficult issues many in her audiences encounter within changing roles, self-actualization, and families.

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What Ta-Tas Teach Us

Jane Jenkins Herlong shares twenty life lessons filled with humor, inspiration and “ah-ha” moments. This beautifully illustrated book is for the young and young-at-heart. Laugh, love and share these timeless principles with those special women in your life. Honor the brave women in the fight again breast cancer. A portion of the profits will be given to support the fight against breast cancer.

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Songs by Jane:

If You’re a Healthy Person Song

Walmart Wedding Song

More great material to enjoy from Jane:


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