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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Toneal M. Jackson  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other Poetry

Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1980 in Chicago, IL

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Illinois Connection

I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. I graduated from DePaul University where I received my bachelors degree in Communication with a Spanish minor. I received my Master degree in Business Administration from University of Phoenix Chicago campus.

Biographical and Professional Information

International Award-Winning Author & Inspiration Specialist Toneal Jackson has written relationship books, children’s books, books on effective communication, as well as those geared to inspire. Though a native of Chicago, her titles have been featured in various cities throughout the country including Detroit, Dayton, Dallas, Houston, Baltimore, Kansas, Memphis, and Miami. In 2011, she ranked #3 as the National Black Book Festival's Best New Author. Her relationship book, Pleasing Your Partner: A Spiritual Guide to H.A.P.P.I.N.E.S.S. was celebrated at the 2011 Dayton Book Expo. Toneal served as a seminar speaker for the 2011 Ultimate Women's Expo in Dallas, TX. She was featured in the 2011-2012 Global Directory of Who’s Who.In 2012, Chicago Children’s Museum at Navy Pier featured her in their “Celebrating Authors” exhibit throughout African-American Heritage Month; later that year, CBS Chicago recognized her as one of "5 Indie Chicago Authors and Publishers to Watch Out For". In 2013, Toneal appeared as a guest on The Exchange TV Show; she was later featured in the June issue of Promoting Purpose Magazine. She was nominated for the 2013 BWABC’s Female Author of the Year. Toneal received the Silver Medal from the 2013 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards.Toneal is the founder of Authors Promoting Success, a company that offers not only mentorship, but specializes in all things literary to assist aspiring, novice and seasoned authors build, brand, and boost their business.Additionally, she serves as a member of Chicago Writers Association; is a motivational speaker, life coach, licensed evangelist, and youth leader. She hosts her own radio show, Inspirational Talk with Toneal, which airs Tuesdays on Blog Talk Radio.Toneal has been married for over a decade, and credited with raising more than 10 children. She received her Bachelor's degree in Communication with a Spanish minor from DePaul University. She obtained her Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Pleasing Your Partner: A Spiritual Guide To Happiness
ISBN: 145204306X

AuthorHouse. 2010

This book discusses many of the issues that most marriages face. From financial hardship, to infidelity, to lack of communication, all of these problems can be conquered by adhering to the principles of this book. Every couple, whether just starting out, or on a continuous journey can benefit from this spiritual guide to h.a.p.p.i.n.e.s.s.

Four Girls:: A Lot of Choices
ISBN: 1481071254

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2012

Four Girls: A Lot of Choices discusses the trials and smiles associated with parenthood. More than just a mother's recollection of life with her children, this work teaches character education emphasizes the importance of family and encourages the reader to embrace the value of love.

It's A Way to Say It All: How to Communicate with Your Partner (Volume 1)
ISBN: 1479208558

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2012

Award-Winning Author and Life Coach Toneal Jackson discusses how becoming a master of communication will solve any problem you face. Whether personal or professional, discover effective communication techniques that can enhance your relationships.

It's A Way to Say It All: How to Communicate with Your Kids (Volume 2)
ISBN: 1479352535

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2012

From infanthood to adolescence, this book is designed to teach effective communication techniques that will help you better understand your child, and secure a lasting relationship.

Inspiration from A.B.O.V.E.
ISBN: 1480271462

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2012

International Award-Winning Author & Toneal M. Jackson combines personal narrative and poetry to teach how to turn any situation into an inspiring moment. She not only employs the "A.B.O.V.E." acronym to demonstrate various sources of inspiration, but also incorporates "Life Coaching Questions" into the text to provide the reader with a thought-provoking, interactive experience. In this work, Jackson shares accounts of personal hardships, and reveals her secrets of endurance. She believes that although tragedies occur, they don't have to overcome you. Learn how heartache, death, and misfortune can be transformed into personal growth.

She's Out. I'm In.: Solutions to 7 Relationship Problems
ISBN: 1494714892

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2013

Abuse. Blended Families. Communication. Money. Self-Esteem. Setting Boundaries. Trust. What do they all have in common? Regardless of age, race, or economic status, these issues typically plague all relationships. The difference however, is the manner in which the situations are addressed, and ultimately resolved. Encountered bumps in the road regarding your relationship? How did you handle it? Did you leave or did you stay? Still trying to decide exactly what to do? Your solution may be lurking inside... About the Authors International Award-Winning Author Toneal M. Jackson specializes in writing nonfiction self-help. Her books provide inspiration, relationship help, and effective communication techniques. Author Dominique Wilkins has written a plethora of "good books". All of her fiction titles have received 5-star reviews, and are geared to entertain while incorporating a life lesson. These two powerhouses have joined forces to bring you the best of both worlds...entertaining scenarios with real self-help solutions!

Growing Up to Be...Happy!
ISBN: 1483936252

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2014

Life can appear very tough. Trying to decide what to be, and what road to travel to obtain that goal can be difficult. Pressure from peers, society, and sometimes even family, can make life seem downright overwhelming. In order to simplify a complicated situation, consider the most important factor: what does it take to be happy? After all, nothing you possess will matter if you can’t enjoy it! This work is written with a universal appeal. Whether eight, eighteen, or eighty, it compels the reader to deeply reflect upon a topic that most take for granted. Included are discussion questions, activities, and even French and Spanish translations of the poem!


  • Readers' Favorite International Book Award Silver Medal, ''Inspiration from A.B.O.V.E.''
  • Best New Author - 3rd place, ''Pleasing Your Partner

    Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

    Contact Mary Milsap (872)

    207-4520 If unavailable, contact Toneal Jackson directly (773)

    440-2004 Fees can be discussed; travel is possible, but travel arrangements must be paid by group. There are no group preferences.