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When You Step

A Novel

J.E. Harris

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  • Paperback: 236 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.00" x 8.00"
  • ISBN: 978-1-63413-939-7
  • Publication Date: 2016-04-26
  • Two Harbors Press

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When You Step

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On the surface, it looked like Gigi Grant had it all. She managed a successful interior design firm. She had two lovely and precocious teenage daughters. And her best friends, Stacey and Vivian, were always there to offer support and share gossip over a bottle of wine. But as a single mom Gigi hardly found time for herself, balancing work, home, and of course, the revolving door of never-good-enough love interests.

Finally giving in to Vivian’s peer pressure, Gigi signs up for a Chicago Stepping dance class. Although it starts out as a fun diversion from everyday demands, Gigi is soon drawn into a turf war between rival stepping instructors, countless scandals, and other “grown folks” drama. Thankfully to guide her through the chaos is her charming new leading man, Harper Drake. Before she knows it, Gigi finds herself falling for more than just the dance...

J.E. Harris


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"The scene, the people, the dance…When You Step sounds a lot like real life on the set." — Markie Bee, Editor-In-Chief, SteppersUSA.com, Chicago, Illinois


"'Be prepared to step into a whole new and fascinating world in When You Step, a book that you won't want to put down.  In fact, like me, you'll probably read it in one sitting." — Synthia Saint James, Visual Artist, Author, Educator, Los Angeles, California


"A fun read! When You Step is filled with a memorable cast of characters, setting and story line all spinning around the unique world of Stepping. Harris' debut shows that she knows how to write from the heart and makes readers want to keep turning the page." — Marty Majeske, Managing Artistic Director, ActNow Arts Foundation/New Voices in Black Cinema, Brooklyn, New York

J.E. Harris

J.E. Harris is a lawyer, a writer, an interior decorator...and, of course, a Stepper.

Harris has more than twenty years’ experience as a corporate attorney, practicing employment law for several large corporations in the Twin Cities. Harris also instructs Business Law courses for Twin Cities colleges and universities.

Harris earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School and her undergraduate degree from Drake University. Harris is also a licensed interior decorator and a member of Certified Interior Decorators, International.

Harris serves her community through volunteer lawyer organizations and is a proud and active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

Harris is a spirited participant in the Twin Cities Stepping Community and co-owner of StepWith2, L.L.C.

Harris originally hails from Rockford, Illinois. She lives in the Twin Cities area with her two beautiful daughters and her favorite Stepping Instructor. When You Step is Harris' first novel.