Spady Museum Welcomes Teenage CEO and Author RJ Tolson


WHAT/WHO: Teenage entrepreneur, philanthropist and award-winning author R.J. Tolson will visit the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum for a special public book signing of his novel, Chaos Chronicles Book 1: Zephyr The West Wind. Tolson, 19, will be visiting South Florida to promote his book at Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High and Highland Oaks Middle School in North Miami; however, those events are not open to the public. Tolson was invited by Spady Museum Director Charlene Jones to sign his novel and answer questions about his multi-faceted enterprise, as part of the museum’s cultural and educational outreach programming. Tolson has been celebrated recently for being named a Beverly Hills Book Awards Finalist for his novel, Chaos Chronicles Book 1: Zephyr The West Wind. However, writing is only one of Tolson’s many interests, talents and enterprises. He is also the CEO of RJTIO and divisions RJTINC, Forever Trust Charity and RL Infinity International, President of Sages of Essence and Living Writers, and the author of the Chaos Chronicles series. He is currently working a musical compilation, “Human,” to be released soon, and on the sequel to his first work, “Hugh The Southern Flame” & Blood Red Love. He is also attending Whittier College in Whittier, CA. “I saw this as a great opportunity to inspire our young people – and some older ones – with the energy, focus and success of this young man,” Jones said. “The art he’s creating in the form of music, literature and spoken word was simply too cool and innovative not to share with Delray Beach.” For more information about Tolson, visit WHEN/WHERE: 5-7 p.m., Monday, May 20, 2013; The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, 170 NW 5th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444 About Spady Cultural Heritage Museum: Located at 170 NW Fifth Avenue in Delray Beach, the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum is the only museum in Palm Beach County dedicated to sharing the African, Haitian- and Caribbean-American cultural contributions to Florida and the U.S. The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, The State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, The Tourist Development Council and The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County are proud sponsors of all museum programs. Morgan Stanley and Delray Yacht Cruises are proud sponsors of specific museum programs, including the Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast and the Juneteenth Celebration. Hours: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday-Friday; Saturday by appointment. Closed Sundays. Admission: $5; Members are free. For more information, call 561-279-8883 or visit