July 23, 2012
-- Imaginext, LLC is pleased to announce that on June 4, 2012, Jan Buckner Walker launched a new series of crossword puzzles books developed in the image of her extraordinarily popular monthly feature in Essence Magazine. The inaugural book "In Our Own Words"
is - according to Walker - "by, for and about people of color." The clues are rooted in African-American history, pop culture and entertainment and have the same pithy and humorous flavor found each month in Essence Magazine. The book, currently in dowloadable PDF form, allows solvers the same pencil to paper experience enjoyed each month by the magazine solvers. "In Our Own Words" is available on-line at: http://www.blackcrosswords.com
Walker, a graduate of Howard University school of journalism and the University of Pennsylvania Law School is also the creator of Kids Across Parents Down a nationally syndicated crossword feature for children and parents to do together. Launched in 2003, Kids Across Parents Down has been seen in some of America's most prestigious publications including: Nickelodeon Magazine, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times and many more. She has been featured in Savoy Magazine and her original start-up, Kids Across Parents Down was honored as a "Rising Star" company to watch in its annual fast 50 issue.