Day 13: ReShonda Tate Billingsley

ReShonda Tate BillingsleyWhile maybe readers know the award-winning ReShonda Tate Billingsley for her mainstream fiction for adults, she is also the author of the teen inspirational fiction series, “Good Girlz.” The first book in the series, Nothing But Drama (Simon and Schuster/Pocket, 2006) focuses on the friendship between four girls— Camille, Angel, Jasmine, and Alexis—that meet in a church youth group. The girls’ friendship grows through subsequent novels, and in the eight book in the series, Drama Queens (Simon and Schuster/Gallery, 2010) readers find the girls close to graduation and preparing for college life at Prairie View A&M University in Texas. Through each book, the girls use their friendship—and their faith—to get through life’s tough decisions.

Prior to writing full-time, Billingsley worked as an anchor and reporter for NBC, ABC and FOX television stations in Beaumont, TX, Oklahoma City, OK and Houston, TX. A member of the National Association of Black Journalists and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, Billingsley is married with three small children and was recently voted a Top 25 Woman of Houston by Rolling Out Magazine.

For more information about Billingsley and the “Good Girlz” series, check out her website at http://reshondatatebillingsley.com.

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3 Responses to Day 13: ReShonda Tate Billingsley

  1. tanita says:

    I love not only the cover but the title of that book. It looks like the kind of stuff my niece grabs by the pound. Thanks for the heads up!

  2. La Monica says:

    I was so excited to see that TBB was going to feature Reshonda T. Billingsley in the 28 Days campaign. I love Billingsley’s Good Girlz series. Please don’t let the “inspirational” title full you, Billingsley’s books are page turners full of DRAMA! DRAMA! DRAMA! and NO Bible thumping. Reading this series has truly inspired me as I look to follow in Billingsley’s footsteps in writing inspirational YA lit.

    Congrats Reshonda!

  3. It’s so nice to meet you Reshanda! Especially since you’re a home-slice! I live very close to Houston, in Sugar Land. Your books sound amazing. I love the church youth group angle. Hope to meet you soon!

    Crystal Allen

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