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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