ReShonda Tate Billingsley

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ReShonda Tate Billingsley is an award-winning and national best-selling[citation needed] author and journalist. She has authored 30 books and was involved in three anthologies. She writes both adult and teen fiction. Several of her books have been optioned for movies, including her sophomore novel, Let the Church Say Amen, which is being directed by actress Regina King. Billingsley has also been a television reporter/anchor for NBC affiliate KFOR in Oklahoma City and Fox affiliate KRIV in Houston, Texas. A former reporter for The National Enquirer, she currently hosts a literary talk show, From Cover to Cover, and a public affairs show on KTSU, 90.9FM in Houston. A highly sought-after motivational speaker, she also appeared in the stage play Marriage Material by Je'Caryous Johnson. She is also a graduate of the University of Texas and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and Jack and Jill of America.


  • A Family Affair (July 2013)
  • The Secret She Kept (July 2012)
  • Say Amen, Again (July 2011)
  • A Good Man is Hard to Find (March 2011)
  • Drama Queens (Nov. 2010)
  • Holy Rollers (July 2010)
  • Caught up in the Drama (April 2010)
  • The Devil is a Lie (July 2009)
  • "Friends 'Til the End" (Feb. 2009)
  • Fairweather Friends (Sept 2008)
  • Getting Even (April 2008)
  • Can I Get a Witness? (March 2008)
  • The Pastor's Wife(Nov. 2007)
  • Everybody Say Amen (Jul. 2007)
  • With Friends Like These (Apr. 2007)
  • Blessings in Disguise (Feb. 2007)
  • Nothing But Drama (Nov. 2006)
  • I Know I've Been Changed (Feb. 2006)
  • Help! I've Turned Into My Mother (2005)
  • Let the Church Say Amen (2004)
  • My Brother's Keeper (2001)
  • Four Degrees of Heat (anthology) Excerpt: "Rebound"
  • Have a Little Faith (anthology) Excerpt: "Faith Will Overcome"


  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature 2012
  • African American Literary Award for Best Teen Fiction for Drama Queens (2011)
  • Rolling Out Magazine′s Top 25 Woman of Houston
  • Five-time winner of the National Association of Black Journalists "Spirit in the Words"
  • Christian Fiction Book Award by Library Journal (2004)
  • Essence best-selling author
  • 2007 Texas Executive Woman on the Move
  • Gold Pen Award for best new author

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