THE BAPTIST JUNKIE
After being told she was ruined because of an out-of-wedlock pregnancy, shunned by the church, and rejected by her unborn child’s father, the deacon’s daughter’s life spins out of control and takes her on a tumultuous journey from the church house to the dope house to the whorehouse to the jailhouse. Will this good girl redeem herself and her faith in God? The author will keep you turning the page with this drama, told with vivid characters from high rollin’ street thugs to holier-than-thou church folk. You may laugh, you may cry, but no doubt, you will be fully entertained. READ MORE
A Note From Telishia
Thanks for stopping by my website. If you have purchased and read my novel, Thank you, again! Writing a book was quite a transition from writing gospel plays, for sure, but I like challenges, and this one truly stretched me. I truly enjoyed every phase of pulling this story together and developing each character. Although it took me quite a long time to complete The Baptist Junkie, I am so glad it’s done. Now, I can check completing my novel off my list of goals. On with the next project! Many people have asked me am I going to do a play based on the book, Hmmm, we’ll see. More than 11 years ago we packed up the family and moved to California to purse my son’s acting career. He was extremely blessed with an outpouring of God’s favor. A stage parents life is not easy at all, but we had a ball watching Kendre’ play some great roles including “Jabari” on the show Girlfriends and many other roles to now, he is singing and producing. My two oldest daughter’s got the “Behind the scenes” bug and are both in film school and directing music videos. In the process I have met and connected with so many brilliant people. I believe that nothing happens by chance and all things happen for a reason. So keep your eyes open. A movie, as well as more plays are in the making. Until then, if you haven’t picked up The Baptist Junkie, Order now.
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