I’m a Houstonian (by way of Smackover, Arkansas). My most important job is being a wife to my amazing husband, mother to my three children, and daughter to my loving mother. I am the National Bestselling and NAACP Image Award-winning author of more than 50 books, some of which have been made into TV movies (I had brief appearances in two of them). I am a former TV news anchor and reporter who has worked in Houston, Oklahoma City, and Beaumont. I also work as a ghostwriter, literary editor and consultant, and screenwriter. The first film I penned will be released this winter. FUN FACT: I wanted to be a rapper back in high school (I’m an award-winning poet). My mom shut that dream down.