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A former television and radio news reporter, ReShonda is an editor for the Houston Defender Newspaper, as well as a professional editor, ghost writer and literary consultant. She has worked as a reporter for The National Enquirer and as an anchor and reporter for NBC, ABC and FOX television stations in Beaumont, TX, Oklahoma City, OK and Houston, TX. She left her job at FOX 26 News in Houston in 2007 to write full-time.
ReShonda is the national bestselling author of 30 books. Her sophomore novel, Let the Church Say Amen, has been made into a movie, directed by actress Regina King and produced by Queen Latifah’s Flava Unit Productions. The movie is slated to be released in Spring 2014. (ReShonda, who served as a consultant, makes a cameo in the movie). Her entire Amen series, as well as the novel I Know I’ve Been Changed has been optioned by BET. ReShonda also makes her on-screen acting debut in the movie, which will air in 2013 as part of BET’s new original programming lineup. Several of her faith-based books have become a sought-after property in Hollywood.
A much sought-after public speaker, ReShonda recently won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature for her book Say Amen, Again and was nominated again in 2013 for her book The Secret She Kept.
On February 3, 2014, ReShonda Tate Billingsley along with National Best Selling author, Victoria Christopher Murray launched Brown Girls Publishing, their new boutique publishing company. Visit www.browngirlspublishing.com.
ReShonda Tate Billingsley is taking her craft to the next level. Her latest book, Mama's Boy, a ripped from the headlines story about a young man who films the arrest of his friends. That situation quickly escalates and when the dust settles, a police officer is dead and the young man is on the run. Oh, did I mention the officer is white and he's black...oh, and they're in Jasper, Texas, a town already rife with racial tension. As a mother, what do you do? And good news on the movie front! Let the Church Say Amen, the movie (directed by actress Regina King, produced by Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit, Royal Ties Productions and Bobbcat Films) is coming to BET August 29, 2015
Brenda L. Thomas is the author of several books including Threesome and the deeply moving memoir of her 15-year struggle with domestic violence and drug addiction, Laying Down My Burdens. A sought-after and compelling speaker, she's appeared on such shows as CNN, ESPN, Dateline and Entertainment Tonight. A native of Philadelphia, Brenda is currently serving as Executive Producer of the movie adaptation of Laying Down My Burdens.
Catherine Onyemelukwe graduated from Mount Holyoke in 1962, and began her career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nigeria, where she met her Igbo husband and raised three children. Her teaching career was interrupted by the Biafran War when she lived in her husband's village. After the war she co-founded Nigerwives, an organization for foreign wives of Nigerians, ran her own fashion company in Lagos, returned to the U.S. to earn her MBA at Yale, and became a professional fundraiser. Her memoir of her twenty four years in Nigeria has been published by Peace Corps Writers. She blogs at catherineonyemelukwe.com. She is an advocate for racial justice, serves on the board of the U.S. National Committee for UNWomen.
I'm excited to have a chance to talk with ReShonda Tate Billingsley today on this edition of the Write Stuff:
ReShonda is the national bestselling author of 35 books. Her sophomore novel, Let the Church Say Amen, has been made into a movie, directed by actress Regina King and produced by Queen Latifah’s Flava Unit Productions. The movie is slated to premiere on BET on August 30, 2015. ReShonda, who served as a consultant, also makes an appearance in the movie. Her entire Amen series, as well as the novel I Know I’ve Been Changed, has been optioned by BET. TV One will be bringing The Devil Is a Lie and The Secret She Kept to the screen in 2016. She has won numerous awards for her journalism, fiction and poetry writing skills. She is a five-time winner of the National Association of Black Journalists Spirit in the Words competition. Considered one of the top Inspirational Fiction authors in the country, her books remain a staple on the Bestseller’s list and have been featured in USA Today and Ebony Magazine as Summer Sizzlers. In 2010, ReShonda was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame.
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National Bestselling Authors, Victoria Christopher Murray& ReShonda Tate Billingsley returns to The Certain Ones Talk Show. Between them, National Bestselling authors, ReShonda Tate Billingsley & Victoria Christopher Murray have more than two million books in print. The dynamic duo decided to combine their respective talents in a highly popular series, in addition to their successful solo careers. S Victoria, a former successful entrepreneur, also holds an MBA from New York University. ReShonda is a former TV journalist and marketing professional with over 20 years of experience.
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The authors that we are featuring today are: Reshonda Tate Billingsley, author of "Eye Candy"; Joyce Meyer, author of "Get Your Hopes Up!: Expect Something Good to Happen to You Every Day"; and Wynter Pitts, author of "For Girls Like You: A Devotional for Tweens".
The purpose of this show is to highlight wholesome Christian books, promote them to our audience, encourage you to buy these books for yourself and for others, and most importantly, to see people come to Christ and lives changed for the glory of God.
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.ReShonda Tate Billingsley’s #1 national bestselling novels include Let the Church Say Amen, I Know I’ve Been Changed, and Say Amen, Again, winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work.Her collaboration with Victoria Christopher Murray has produced three hit novels, Sinners & Saints, Friends & Foes, and Fortune & Fame....inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame.
It's been almost 6 years since bestselling author Reshonda Tate Billingsley stopped by Conversations LIVE. Now she's back with a new book (WHAT'S DONE IN THE DARK), a new publishing venture (Brown Girls Publishing) but the same gift of creating great stories and entertaining readers. She talks with host Cyrus Webb about the journey and what she hopes readers get from the new title
Victoria Christopher Murray always knew she would become an author, even as she was taking an unlikely path to that destination. .Since Temptation, Victoria has written fifteen other adult novels, including: JOY, Grown Folks Business, The Ex Files, The Deal, the Dance and the Devil, her newest novel, Never Say Never and the popular Jasmine Cox Larson Bush series. In 2012, Victoria joined ReShonda Tate Billingsley to write two collaborations, Sinners and Saints, and Friends and Foes which pits Victoria's Jasmine character against Rachel Adams, a first lady created by ReShonda.
Reshonda Tate Billingsley a After numerous rejections from publishers, ReShonda stepped out on faith, established her own publishing company, and released her debut novel. It’s a move that paid off. ReShonda’s novel was picked up by megahouse publisher, Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books. They re-released the novel and to date, ReShonda remains one of their top African-American authors.
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ReShonda is the national bestselling author of more than 35 books.
A much sought-after public speaker, ReShonda is a winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature for her book Say Amen, Again and was nominated again in 2013 for her book The Secret She Kept. She has won numerous awards for her journalism, fiction and poetry writing skills. She is a five-time winner of the National Association of Black Journalists Spirit in the Words competition.
Vanessa Richardson is an author, playwright, online Blog Talk Radio Show The Certain Ones, and Founder and Editor-In-Chief of The Certain Ones Online Magazine.She utilizes The Certain Ones Magazine and The Certain Ones Talk Show to connect with like-minded people to build bridges that leads to business, spiritual, and physical success. She is a woman on the move and loves to inspire others to their purpose,
Norlita Brown, a Detroit native, holds a BA in English from Georgia State University. She is the Vice-President and co-founder of Brown Essence, Inc. She is the co-author of Stages, a self-motivational book filled with inspirational words of wisdom; Saying Nothing, Writing Everythingand The Minds' Chaotic Episodes, collections of poetry where the many emotions of life are captured. She has also released two novels, Somebody Else's Vows which poses the question of whether or not marriage vows come with a turn off valve for other attractions and its sequelSexual Suicide which explores the consequences that come from not adhering to the turn off valve.
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ReShonda Tate Billingsley is an award-winning, national best-selling author and journalist. A former television reporter/anchor, ReShonda made the difficult decision to leave her stable career and pursue her passion full time. The decision paid off; she has legions of devoted fans hanging on to her every word.
ReShonda is the national bestselling author of 29 books. Her sophomore novel, Let the Church Say Amen, is being made into a movie, directed by actress Regina King and produced by Queen Latifah’s Flava Unit Productions. ReShonda also makes her on-screen acting debut in the movie. Her entire Amen series, as well as the novel I Know I’ve Been Changed has been optioned by BET.
A much sought-after public speaker, ReShonda recently won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature, and her books have made it to the must-read lists of publications such as USA Today, Ebony and Essence.
ReShonda joins Dr. D Ivan Young to share her path to success. Don't miss it!
To connect with ReShonda in-person, register for the 2013 Author's Networking Summit on October 5th in Houston. Visit www.authorsnetworkingsummit.com for more information!
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ReShonda Tate Billingsley always did have an active imagination. From making up stories to crafting award-winning poems, the national bestselling author has always maintained a love for telling stories. After numerous rejections from publishers, ReShonda stepped out on faith, established her own publishing company, and released her debut novel, My Brother’s Keeper. The book caught the attention of one of the country’s top literary agents, who secured a deal for ReShonda with megahouse publisher, Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books.
A former television and radio news reporter, ReShonda has been in the journalism business for more than two decades. Currently, she is the co-host of From Cover to Cover literary talk radio show, a freelance reporter, an editor for the Houston Defender Newspaper, as well as a professional editor, ghost writer and literary consultant. ReShonda recently added ‘actress’ to her impressive resume, starring in the national touring stage play “Marriage Material,” along with Allen Payne, Tank, T-Boz, Michael Colyar and Jill Marie Jones.
Our special pre-show will showcase Zach Tate. Zach Tate is the critically-acclaimed, #1 best-selling author of the classic novels, No Way Out, Lost and Turned Out, and Johnny Hustle. Tate is known as the "Ghostwriter's Ghostwriter" for his ability to create authors who are living legends from his words and epic storytelling. With Gambling with Hearts, Tate is back with a healthy dose of authentic storytelling complete with everything his loyal readers have come to expect from him. Born in Bronx, New York, and raised by the hard knocks of life, he's reemerging with a mission to bring back quality stories full of substance. A writer of screen and stage plays, poetry, songs, novels, and television shows, Zach wears the crown of “King of Fiction” proudly. Tate is building a legacy, enjoying the fellowship of his readers, and working on the next big thing.
Randall Phillip-Green Barnes is an eighteen-year old author, internet radio personality, public speaker and peer mentor who currently resides in Macon, GA. His first novel The Diary of Aaliyah Anderson, a Young Adult Fiction Book, has garnered over 53,000 reads on Wattpad.com and achieved universal acclaim in other arenas. Barnes writes for the popular news website Urban Intellectuals, the relationship blog, Courting Her, and the literary blog Straight, No Chaser. Barnes is also the author of the eShort Riverview High: Circumstances. Barnes is a recent graduate of William S. Hutchings College & Career Academy. Barnes won first place in the FBLA Region 5 Public Speaking Competition in January of 2013. He's currently a freshman at Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, GA, and is majoring in Middle Grade Education.
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