Meet the author

The Triangle is now home to another best-selling author, ReShonda Tate Billingsley, author of 36 books, including “Let the Church Say Amen,” which will be a movie on BET on Aug. 30.

Two other books are also being made into films, but for now the author is focused on promoting her latest, “Mama’s Boy” (Simon & Schuster), which could have been ripped from the headlines: It’s about a mother’s effort to save her 16-year-old son who has been caught on cellphone video wth two other black youths in a fight with a white police officer who is shot during the fight.

A former TV news reporter, Billingsley also works with aspiring writers through Brown Girls Publishing, which she started with fellow author Victoria Christopher Murray. She has twice been nominated for the NAACP Image Award and won in 2012 for her novel, “Say Amen, Again.”

She’ll be at the Barnes & Noble at 8431 Brier Creek Parkway at 7 p.m. on Tuesday to sign books and answer questions. She might even talk about her family’s move to the area this summer after husband Dr. Miron P. Billingsley was appointed vice chancellor of student affairs at North Carolina Central University.

Here are other authors visiting Triangle book stores this week:

Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham:

Tuesday at 7 p.m.: Sage Rountree, “Everyday Yoga.”

Wednesday at 7 p.m.: Benjamin Hedin, “In Search of the Movement.”

Info: 919-286-2700 or

Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh:

Monday at 7 p.m.: Daniel Torday, “The Last Flight of Poxl West.”

Wednesday at 7 p.m.: Patti Callahan Henry, “The Idea of Love.”

Thursday at 7 p.m.: Harrison Scott Key, “The World’s Largest Man.”

Info: 919-828-1588 or

McIntyre’s Books, Fearrington Village Center near Pittsboro:

Saturday at 11 a.m.: Martin Clark, “The Jezebel Remedy.”

Info: 919-542-3030 or