Sheurika Williams, a first-time published author from North Little Rock, will welcome readers to a dinner and brunch with her to discuss her book, Choose Life, in September.

Readers can choose Dinner with the Author, which is at 7 p.m. at the Junior League of North Little Rock’s Headquarters at the historic Manees House at 216 West Fourth St. in North Little Rock on Friday, Sept. 6. Brunch with the Author is set for 12:30 p.m. at the same site on Sunday, Sept. 8.

Tickets are $150 each, $50 of which will be contributed to the Junior League of North Little Rock’s community programs. Those attending will receive a meal, autographed copy of Choose Life and a personal discussion with the author.

To purchase tickets, contact Shawanna Williams at 920-7187 or e-mail

Choose Life is a young woman’s story of overcoming self-doubt, insecurity and separation from God. According to the book’s description on "Sheurika Williams (author) made many mistakes on my way to finding a loving relationship. After being disappointed over and over again, I began to pursue God. I never thought that God would desire a relationship with someone such as me. My past is a mess. What would God want with me? That is the conversation that too many of us entertain."

Williams said thoughts of that nature are not of God.

"God found me, nurtured me, loved me, and taught me how to love myself. God also showed me how my past, as terrible as it may have been, was not lived in vain. God wants me to take my past situations, circumstances, hurts, pains, problems, and messes and become transparent. I know that there is someone experiencing the same pains that almost killed me, and they may be wondering how they will get through. After choosing life, I did, and therefore, you can too," said Williams. "If you are sick, lonely, tired, hurting, addicted, abused, confused, brokenhearted, or looking for a way out, this book is for you."

To purchase tickets, contact Shawanna Williams at 920-7187 or e-mail For more information, contact KD Reep at 766-1260 or e-mail

About the Junior League of North Little Rock

The Junior League of North Little Rock was organized in June 1948 as the North Little Rock Junior Auxiliary to foster an interest among the members in social, economic, civic and cultural conditions and thus train them for efficient and reliable service to North Little Rock and its environs. In 1950, the Junior Auxiliary was accepted into membership in the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries. An important project in these early years was a dental clinic for needy children (a program that continues today through the North Little Rock Health Department.)

The League’s community projects include Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, VIPS in the North Little Rock Public Schools, Kids on the Block, Marionettes, CPR, MISC, Docent, Teen Scene, Operation Santa, Kids and Company, Ronald McDonald House, North Little Rock Beautification, renovation of the Pediatric Wing of Baptist Memorial, Done-in-a-Day, and many more. In addition, numerous grants have been given to area organizations such as Advocates for Battered Women, DARE/North Little Rock Schools, Our House, the Main Street Argenta project, the Old Mill in North Little Rock, and most recently, to Clinton Elementary, Arkansas Hospice and Sherman Park.