Thank you for stopping by my website. I’m so excited about my upcoming release, More to Life. This book is MAJOR for me. Not only is it my 50th book, if will release just in time for my 50th birthday! This is as close to an autographical story as you’ll get, but it’s about discovering yourself when you’ve gotten lost in everything and everyone else. It will release on Aug. 27, 2019! I hope you’ll preorder your copy today here! Make sure you’re on my mailing list to stay updated. In the meantime, browse my site, see what book you’re missing and make plans to come back soon!


Preorder More to Life Now!

Freshly forty-five, Aja James knows that her life is good, complete with a loving, wealthy husband, well-adjusted children, and a beautiful home. Yet the truth is, she feels painfully unfulfilled, stuck in the present, haunted by a painful past. When a friend suggests a girls’ trip to a tropical paradise, Aja hopes a change of scene will also change her perspective.

On vacation, filled with fun and freedom, Aja is relieved to find her spirits lifting. But her good time also shines a light on what’s troubling her: from her siblings to her husband and kids, she’s spent nearly her whole life taking care of everyone—except herself. She’s lost her spark. She’s lost her identity.

Desperate to turn things around, Aja makes an impulsive decision—one that outrages her family and stuns her friends. But it may also be her wisest choice. Because it’s only through learning what she could lose—and what’s truly worth keeping—that Aja can transform this temporary fix into real, lasting happiness.

Available now….The Book in Room 316

Book in Room 316Savannah Graham thought she had the perfect marriage…until grief drove her husband into the arms of his best friend’s wife. Now, she believes revenge is the only way her heart can heal from the betrayal.

For fifty-two years, Ollie Moss lived side by side with the love of his life, his wife Elizabeth. But now that she’s gone, so is his desire to live, despite the love from his children, and his beloved grandson Samuel. Can anything save Ollie’s life?

Anna Rodriguez just wants to work and provide for her three children by any means necessary. But her decision to break the law in order to get a job is threatening life as she knows it.

Trey Brown is known in his neighborhood as a hustler, so much so that the gangs want him to join their ranks…but there’s a reason the nineteen-year-old does what he does—he’s the only one left who can save his little brother.

Different circumstances lead each of them to The Markham Hotel, where they hope to find solace, comfort, and answers. Told from multiple perspectives, The Book in Room 316 will renew your strength and faith that there is always a way forward.


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Felise is not the kind of woman to cheat on her husband—especially with her best friend’s man. But after one perfect storm of a night, it happened…and she can hardly believe it herself. To top it off, when she woke up in the morning, she found that the man to whom she guiltily made passionate love died of a heart attack overnight. Felise, who is a nurse and a good citizen at that, leaves the hotel room without reporting his death.

When her best friend, Paula, finds out about her husband’s sudden death a day later, Felise is overcome with guilt and grief. She must be there for her friend and her family, but when her husband repeatedly tries to apologize for his absentminded behavior and Paula starts investigating who Stephen was with the night he died, Felise finds it hard to hold herself together. Should she come clean and tell everyone what she did? Or should she just let it go and move past the mistake on her own?



When the office lotto pool lands the winning ticket for four friends, each will embark on journeys that change their lives forever.

After years of stringing her along, Terrance has reluctantly married his longtime girlfriend, Sheray. . . just days before winning the lottery. Now, that he’s a rich newlywed, the former playboy is dreaming of what life would’ve been like as a rich bachelor. When the money drives a wedge between them, Sheray leaves and Terrance learns the hard way to be careful what you wish for.

Angelique has been overweight since she was young. Despite her insecurities, her boyfriend, Marcus, gives her his love and affection without reservation. When she uses some of her winnings to get weight loss surgery, her new body and new attitude gets her some new attention, and could cost her the man she loves.

After twelve years of marriage, Janine’s husband announces that he’s leaving her for another woman. When she realizes he could possibly get a portion of her prize, she devises a scheme to keep it from him. But when her plan backfires, will she lose it all?

Raquelle’s life has just been turned upside down when she’s caught embezzling money, which she started doing to support her sick son. With a boss bent on making her pay, Raquelle is facing hard time and about to discover there are some things her lotto winnings can’t buy…or can it?
With a bitter former coworker lurking in the background, these friends are discovering their big payday will definitely change their lives…just not in the ways they expected.

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91 Responses to Home

  1. Renee says:

    Dear RoShonda…im looking for the DVD, based on your book: Let the Church say Amen, directed by Regina King. How/where can it be found? You would make more money if it were released. Great story, by the way!!! Loved it.

  2. Renee says:

    Ooops! Roshonda…i dont have Facebook. please respond back to my email (grb3256@gmail.com) on when/where to buy YOUR DVD, Let the Church Say Amen, movie directed by Regina King. Thanks again! Renee

  3. CAROLE Miles says:

    OMG!!! I pre-ordered you new book and got it on Tuesday. I just finished it. I could not put it down. Thanks for a good book.

  4. Bonita Billings says:

    Hello Reshonda! Which of your books you having a setting of B’s Wine Bar in it?
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  5. Tara Barnett says:

    Hi Reshonda! I’ve always loved your writings. I just finished What’s Done in The Dark. Yes I know I’m behind, but I’ve been busy. Wonderful! The end shocked me! Can we get a sequel on this one? Thanks for sharing your craft!

  6. Joy Campbell says:

    Hi Reshonda! I’m so thrilled with your writing and often wonder if your stories aren’t true. You’re blessed with a great talent. I have just read Mama’s boy recently which was a page turner along with your other books. Sometimes, I wish these stories can come to live on TV screen. Thanks for your inspiring stories. You have put a desire in my heart for reading. I’m in love with your handiwork.

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    Just read the perfect mistress. Loved it! Will be ordering some of your other books soon. You are an excellent author

  11. Pls see my preview on my FB page on Nov4. I recall you worked with a NY editor named John Paine!
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  12. Jasmine D Lipscomb says:

    I am about to read sinners and Saints

  13. Deidra Taylor says:

    Hi ReShonda,

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    Thanks, Deidra

  14. Valerie Jenkins says:

    I have been listening to your books during my work day. Please add more books for Audible. I love your books! Your books allow me to escape and focus at the same time. I love your writings. Thank you Roshonda!!! Please add me to your mailing list.

  15. Valerie Jenkins says:

    I’m sorry I misspelled your name. Please forgive me.

  16. Yolanda says:

    I am a member of a small bookclub, only five of us currently. We take turns selecting books and get together over dinner or brunch at a local restaurant to discuss. I previously selected Seeking Sarah which everyone enjoyed, and this month I selected Mama’s Boy. I throughly enjoyed Mama’s Boy as it touches on so many topics; marriage infidelity, forgiveness, African Americans relation with the police, friendship, the black church, special groups out for justice or out for themselves, a Mother’s love, I could go on. I am so looking forward to our group discussion. I am not sure if you ever participate in book club group discussions via phone or in person but I thought I would inquire. Thank you for writing such entertaining books with lively well developed characters.

  17. Anonymous says:

    When did you decide to leave fox so abruptly? Did you have those stories just waiting for publishing? Id like to begin with the first, what is the title and how many do you have to this date.

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    I want to be added to your mailing list.

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    Where you sign up at? I don’t see it.

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    I have read all of your books! Love them all! Excited for new book to come out. Sounds like my life right now. Made a major change after 26 yrs of marriage. My daughter’s name is Aja.

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    Hello and happy birthday. I turned 50 in December. I have truly enjoyed your work over the years. Thank you for what you do.

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