Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Author Spotlight

Author Spotlight: Jeanne Starr Gater, author of “Bring Back Summertime”

Jeanne Starr Gater

Jeanne Starr Gater, author of Bring Back Summertime, is also an experienced leader in the entertainment industry.

She is the president of Jeanne Starr Enterprises Inc. since March 2013. In addition, she is also the president and owner of Castleberry Toys Inc., which owns the Supa Dupa Babee Anti-Drugs, Anti Violence Curriculum. It warns kids about the pitfalls that can interfere with having a healthy lifestyle. JamStarr Entertainment, Inc. is currently working on a film adaptation of her book, Bring Back Summertime.

Prior to founding her own company, Jeanne served as Associate Director of Communications at New Detroit Inc. (NDI). She was the chief speech writer for the President and Chairman of NDI, Editor of New Detroit
NOW Magazine, producer, and scriptwriter for several NDI documentaries. At NDI, she was also responsible for the preparation of press releases and media relations liasion for NDI press conferences.

Before that, Jeanne was the Community Affairs and Public Service Director for Editorial at WXYZ Radio from 1979 to 1981. There, she researched and wrote all station editorials; represented radio station for political, social and community affairs events; represented the station with MI Association of Broadcasters and at Congressional dinners and luncheons United States Government, Washington D.C.; and was the community liaison for the station’s licensing ascertainment requirements with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

Jeanne was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi, but moved to Chicago, Illinois, where she grew up. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education from De Paul University and a Master’s Degree in Popular Culture/Broadcast Communications from Governor’s State University.

Update: This article has been updated to include additional information such as the film production for Ms Gater’s book, produced by JamStarr Entertainment, Inc.

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9 thoughts on “Author Spotlight: Jeanne Starr Gater, author of “Bring Back Summertime”

  • Crystal Gater

    My mother has always been an amazing woman. Everything she touches pretty much turns to GOLD! PLATINUM in my eyes!!! Always a hard worker and a woman with a great spirit and mind to go along with it! Mom, you are incredible!!!

    • Thank you Ms. Chris .. was not expecting such a heartfelt comment! My children have always been my fortress and my fortitude …and with you as the first born leading the family in many ways especially with your compassion for others and for your students. Love you dearly, Mom.

    • Jeanne Starr Gater

      My children have always been my fortress and my fortitude. Thank you Chris, as my first born you have by your compassionate, caring spirit led the way for so many, especially students in your charge. Love you dearly., Mom.

  • Congratulations to you Jeanne Starr Gater!! Any & every accolade is well deserved!! I’m truly looking forward to our completion of such an impactful film in “Bring Back Summertime.” Continued success!!


    Cousin Jeanne has always been an example of a woman in charge. Two hands up for how she managed to be a dynamic wife, mother and business woman for so many years. She’s a beautiful woman inside and out!

  • Jean Star Gater and I have known each other for over twenty years. I wrked with her when we were active in an organization of Black women to create an avenue to higher education for young Afro-American
    children in the Detroit Public School System.
    She is an a wonder mother, sister and friend. She has experience a great tragic when her husband Dr. Gater was injured in an accident. She tells of this in her book”Bring Back Summertime.
    It is true life depiction of her battle to restore her husband to health . She fought hard to keep her family focused and on point .. to keep her husband well until his recent death.
    She is a courageous woman; a woman of God,; a wonder friend, and a great writer.

  • Ms Gator, is a phenomenal women with a drive to help others that’s untouchable. Her heart is pure and solid as gold. I wish you continued success!!!

  • Gerald Gaston

    I hope my niece is part of your progress 🙏🏽🤞🏽

  • Joe Ann Walker

    Congratulations Jean, you keep making great things happen! I am so proud of you. . .


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