Jeanette Stephens-El , a.k.a. Raining Deer is a multi-faceted, award-winning author, former arts administrator and wellness ambassador who brings the wealth of her exciting life path to bear in everything she does.  Whether celebrity publicist, magazine editor or speaking about joy after breast cancer, she pours her all into endeavors in which she engages, including her latest political thought book, On Eagles Wings' Prayers for the President.


"Jeanette Stephens-El is an accomplished author, breast cancer thriver and Community Ambassador."


Jeanette Stephens-El is an accomplished author, breast cancer thriver and Community Ambassador to Susan G. Komen for the Cure–Philadelphia. During and beyond her five year term as Fundraising Chair and Race for the Cure Co-Chair she spent countless hours educating audiences about the importance of early detection, health and wellness, and living a full and joyful life. She continues to do so, reaching an extensive underserved population helping to raise much needed funding for the Race for the Cure under her leadership.

A New Jersey native, Jeanette resided in Miami, Florida for 24 years where she was a contributing writer for several newspapers; served as Creator/Editor-in-chief of Southern Dawn Magazine; was publicist for Philip Michael Thomas during and post MIAMI VICE; founding director of a writers workshop; coordinator of the annual Pan African Bookfest & Cultural Conference, and theatrical producer.  While executive director of a cultural arts commission and serving on the boards of numerous arts groups, she co-produced Today’s Children – Tomorrow’s World, a celebrity gala for Children with Aids featuring Lauren Hutton and Dionne Warwick.

Jeanette has addressed audiences from Miami to New York, including a Victoria’s Secret Regional Conference, the Tom Joyner Take a Loved One To the Doctor Day, a U.S. Postmaster Induction Ceremony and The Harlem Book Fair, not to mention the SGK Race for the Cure audience of 100,000, as well as the Philadelphia 3-Day.  Numerous media appearances include CBS-3 News, NBC-10 News, ABC, the Philadelphia Tribune,, the Atlanta Constitution, Boomer, WOW Magazine, publications from South Florida to California, and a 2015  iHeart Media Breast Cancer forum on WDAS-FM Radio.  Featured in the 2010 book, Forever Young at 50+, Jeanette is member of the International Women’s Leadership Association, was a 2012 Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women. She’s the recipient of various awards including the National Coalition of 100 Black Women’s Candace Award and the William R. Klaus Community Service Award in Philadelphia.  She has served as moderator for a National Breast Cancer Disparities Roundtable. Her newest book is On Eagles’ Wings – Prayers for the President.  

Raining Deer’s books: 

(1) ON EAGLES’ WINGS: Prayers for the President.

(2) BCV – Rites of Passage for Breast Cancer Victors.

(3) 10 Tips to Avoid Breast Cancer (Unless it’s in the Genes).

(4) T-Time: A Rites of Passage Manual for the Adolescent Female.

(5) Rivers of My Mind (Poetry Collection).

Co-Authored Books:

(1) Decisive Women: Designing Decisions in 5 Minutes or Less.

(2) The Gratitude Book: 365 Days of Gratitude.

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