With more than two million books in print, the Founders of Brown Girls Books created Writer’s Pro Workshops — a series of digital workshops to encourage, motivate, inspire, and teach aspiring, new, and veteran authors.
With nearly 20 years in the literary industry, Victoria Christopher Murray and ReShonda Tate Billingsley each bring a wealth of experience to these workshops. Both maintain a commitment to the craft of writing and remain viable forces in the publishing industry.
ReShonda Tate Billingsley is the national bestselling author of more than 35 books, including Let the Church Say Amen, which was made into a movie and premiered on BET in August, 2015. The movie was directed by Regina King and produced by Queen Latifah. Two more of her books will appear as movies on TV One in 2016. ReShonda won the NAACP Image Award in 2012 for her novel, Say Amen Again. She was also nominated for an NAACP Image Award for her novel, The Secret She Kept. An accomplished television and newspaper journalist, ReShonda has won numerous literary awards since self-publishing her debut novel in 2000, and her books remain staples on various Bestseller’s lists. The mother of three and proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. has also been inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame. The author of both adult and teen novels, her latest novel, Mama’s Boy, was released in July 2015.
With an MBA from New York University, Victoria Christopher Murray is an entrepreneur-turned-author and one of the country’s top African-American contemporary novelists. Victoria has more than two dozen titles, is a three- time NAACP Image Award nominee, the recipient of the Phyllis Wheatley Award and nine African American Literary Awards. Victoria’s wildly popular novel, The Deal, The Dance, The Devil is currently being made into a movie. She is a much sought-after ghost writer, editor, and she has conducted numerous writing workshops. Her newest novel, Stand Your Ground, was released in June 2015. Victoria is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.