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Time Remaining for Single Girl Summer 2015

Have Summer All Year With

Single Girl Summer!

Grab a glass of wine, kick off your heels, and curl up with the hottest new book of the season. After being featured in Jet Magazine, Uptown Magazine, the Chicago Tribune Red-Eye, the Chicago Defender, N’Digo, Rolling Out,, and many blogs, Single Girl Summer is on fire and wildly successful. Check out what the critics are saying about this amazing novel:


“When the antisocial sommelier [Button Jackson] befriends recently divorced Meghan Cherry, and Dawn Martin, a top-gun attorney who’s single and haplessly searching, the ladies’ views on love, marriage and sisterhood catapult from awkward to awesome.” -S. Tia Brown, Jet Magazine

“If Waiting to Exhale and Sex and the City procreated, the healthy, bouncing baby would read like Single Girl Summer. You’ll live vicariously through Button, Dawn, and Meghan. Even if you’ve never set foot in Chicago, after reading this, you’ll feel like a Chi-town native.” -Lana Pipkins,

“Single Girl Summer…is a breezy, enjoyable romp that will make you long for hot days and balmy nights in [Chicago].” -Kyra Kyles, Chicago Tribune RedEye

“Each character possesses her own plight that doesn’t offset any other character, but compliments it.” -Chivone Smith, Chicago Defender

“All three [characters] carry interesting stories and, my gosh, do they come with fun drama and baggage.” -LaToya Cross, N’Digo

“Congratulations on Single Girl Summer. A most enjoyable read.” -Nikki Giovanni, Author and Poet

“Requesting Single Girl Summer The SEQUEL please. And that is all.” -Zondra Hughes, Rolling Out


Author Deanna Kimberly Burrell showcases the trials and triumphs of life, love, and relationships through the three main characters Button Jackson, Dawn Martin, and Meghan Cherry-Henderson. We are introduced to them at a crucial time in each woman’s life. They form an alliance and vow to make the most of the upcoming summer in Chicago. Against the backdrop of festivals, picnics, and al fresco dining, they share relationship perspectives, face fears, heal deep emotional wounds, and learn the power of forgiveness. Button, Dawn, and Meghan come together by chance, grow together as friends, and ultimately discover that for every girl, there’s a season.

Single Girl Summer launched on June 21st, 2011. Tour the website to find out more about the book and the author. Stay connected by coming back each week to read a new blog in the “Red Cup Adventures” series, and get ready as we celebrate summer all year long…

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9 Responses to Welcome

  • Bobbie says:

    Love, love your site. I love it!! I may put an event together around the reading of your book :) . I can’t wait to read the book.

  • MsJayeJ says:

    Just finished Single Girl Summer and I love it!!! I can’t wait to explore the site. Hope to find Dawn’s recipe for that green tea scrub…..

  • Nikki Wilson says:

    I purchased Single Girl Summer at a Family Affair Expo in Milwaukee WI 3-31-12. I finished the book on 4-5-12. I absolutely loved it!! What an absolutely wonderful and positive spin on singlehood and sisterhood!! I found myself imagining all the things me and my single sistahs can get into this summer!! Chicago is only a short train ride away!! Holla!

  • E.Slaughter Sr. says:

    Great Book! Beautiful Author! What else can I say. Ms. Burrell thank you for inspiring and educating students at Lincoln School.

  • L. Edwards says:

    Excellent Read!!! This book was fun, inspirational, and so much more. I’m so Meghan plus 10 yrs. and the advice that Momma Cherry gave, Button on everything, Whew, Loved it!!! I was visiting Chicago when I met the author and I only saw two of the Chicago sites that were mentioned in the book, now I will have to re-visit next summer to see the rest and hopefully meet a Phillip.

  • Literary Queen Book CLub says:

    We look forward to having you as a “SPECIAL GUEST” at our Book CLub DIscussion
    Single GIrl Summer
    Sunday October 21, 2012 4-6pm

    1936 W Augusta
    Wicker Park, Ill 60622

    I lost my phone with your contact info: 773-675-9030

  • Celeste says:

    Hi Deanna,
    Congratulations on your success! Love your website and your book so far; I got it for myself as a birthday present, lol. I just sent you an email. I hope that you get it and respond. Continued blessings in both your professional and personal endeavors.


  • Missy says:

    I don’t know if I left a comment here when I finished the book last year, BUT I’m getting ready to read it with my book club and I cannot wait to hear their thoughts. I enjoyed the story.
    First Woves Club, Waiting to Exhale, and Getting to Happy lead the way to birth Single Girl Summer..

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