Thank you for stopping by my website. If you’re returning, I appreciate you coming back. If it’s your first time, I hope you see something you like. I’m preparing for the release of my 28th book, A Family Affair, a compelling tale about a family secret and a young woman determined to uncover the truth about her past. I’m so excited about this book and if you want to get a jump start, head on over to Amazon and download the first seven chapters – FREE! Still no release date for Let the Church Say Amen, the movie (directed by actress Regina King, produced by Queen Latifah’s Flava Unit, Royal Ties Productions and Bobcatt Films). The movie stars Steve Harris, Lela Rochon, Naturi Naughton, Hosea Chanchez, Collins Penne and more talented actors, including yours truly! Yes, I made my movie debut as a Deaconess! And I killed those six lines if I must say so myself! Can’t wait for you to check it out when it’s released this fall. Don’t have an exact day yet, but make sure you’re on my mailing list so I can keep you posted! In the meantime, if you’re in one of my upcoming tour cities, I hope to see you on the road! Otherwise, see you between the pages of a book!
Latest Work: A Family Affair
Olivia Dawson has watched her mother struggle her whole life. For as long as she can remember, it’s been just the two of them, trying to make ends meet. When Olivia finally gets her big break—acceptance into Julliard—she chooses not to go because she would rather stay home to take care of her sickly mother and help pay the bills, instead of pursuing her dream.
When Olivia’s mother finds out that her daughter has abandoned her dream, however, she reveals a shocking secret: Olivia’s father is alive and doing very well for himself. Olivia decides to track down the man that might be her father, and confront him about the lifelong deception.
Bernard Wells is a wealthy business owner—his success partly due to his marriage to a beautiful heiress and socialite. And predictably, he handles Olivia’s reentry into his life the same way he handles everything: by throwing money at the problem. But this tactic can only work for so long before the truth comes to light, bringing surprising revelations—and healing—for everyone.
The Motherhood Diaries
As the working mother of three children, ReShonda Tate Billingsley knows motherhood isn’t a perfect science. She openly shares stories with her thousands of followers on social media about her children: thirteen-year-old Mya, the diva whose Instagram post—and subsequent punishment— went viral; to ten-year-old Morgan, who has a serious case of middle-child syndrome and a knack for giving her teachers a few of her mother’s favorite things; and finally, Myles, a witty and precocious five-year-old who, as his grandmother says, “has been here before.” It was while chronicling her journey that she discovered she wasn’t the only mother who longed for the days when she could use the restroom in peace, who sometimes sat in the driveway because she didn’t want to go in the house, and who sometimes wondered, Is this what I signed up for? Hence, The Motherhood Diaries was born.
Through humorous and enlightening dialogue and narrative, ReShonda chronicles her own journey, as well as reveals candid imperfections of a mother trying to balance it all. With humorous and heartwarming stories from other mothers also trying to “get it right,”The Motherhood Diaries shares candid and honest conversations about the good, the bad and the downright disastrous path of mothering in the New Millennium.
Friends and Foes (w/Victoria Christopher Murray)
The drama is still fresh between Rachel Jackson Adams and Jasmine Larson Bush after each woman attempted to get her husband elected to the coveted position of President of the American Baptist Coalition. Now, everyone’s favorite First Ladies are going at it again.