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Self-Proclaimed Sweet Potato Queen Visits Tyler

Nearly 25 years ago, she proclaimed herself the Sweet Potato Queen by dressing up in an outlandish costume and throwing sweet potatoes to a crowd in Mississippi.   Every since then, thousands of women around the world have followed suit and Jill Conner Browne has also become a New York Times best selling author.  

Jill spoke at the Mistletoe & Magic brunch this morning, sponsored by the Junior League of Tyler. Her books give advice to women in a "spicy" sort of way. She says she learned early on in life, to make yourself laugh, no matter how tough things get for yourself.

"One of the most important skills you could have in life was the ability to make your own fun and sometimes all you have to work with is what's in between your ears and if you're lucky that's enough," said Browne.

Jill's sixth book is due out in January. You can buy her other books at the Mistletoe & Magic event.   It's going on at Harvey Convention Center in Tyler. Tomorrow, it's from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Admission is $5.  

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