#1 Essence Teen Fiction Authors Appear @ Mott Branch Library

Posted Mar 25th, 2008 by Rhonda B. Sewell  Category: Arts & Entertainment,


Wildly popular teen fiction authors Victoria Christopher Murray and ReShonda Tate Billingsley are bringing their “Good Girlz” and “The Divas” book series to Toledo.

On Friday, March 28, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Mott Branch Library, 1085 Dorr St., the two authors will excite and entertain the crowd as they discuss their books and their lives at this free, family-oriented event.

Adult and teen fiction writers Murray and Billingsley will kick off the 2008 Teen Series at Mott as they help young adults rediscover the importance of a good book.

Murray will discuss her “Divas” series, which is her first teen book series. The series follows four best friends living in Los Angeles, trying to make it as a gospel group. The series follows each of the girls in their quest for gospel success on their way to individual

Billingsley will discuss her “Good Girlz” series, which follows a group of girls as they struggle with life, school, boys, and each other. The series follows the four girls through their trials while they manage to remain best friends and honor their parents.

Murray and Billingsley are both #1 Essence magazine best-selling authors, and their popularity has been credited with a rise in teenage readership during the last few years. Critics state that these two authors are helping to revive reading among young adults everywhere.

The two women will discuss their books, talk with local students, and even speak to young people about social issues and other youth concerns. This free program is open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

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One Response to “#1 Essence Teen Fiction Authors Appear @ Mott Branch Library”

  1. Beth Fehlbaum Says:

    Sounds like a great event! Wish I could be there!

    Beth Fehlbaum, author
    Courage in Patience, a story of hope for those who have endured abuse

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