ReShonda Tate Billingsley

You might remember ReShonda Tate Billingsley as a local news reporter. Billingsley gave up the news game awhile back in order to write novels full time. It was a good move. She now has 18 titles to her name, many of them best-sellers and two in the works to become movies. Her latest release, The Devil Is a Lie, is sure to follow suit. Lie is the story of a Houston woman who wins $16 million in the Texas Lottery. That's surprise No. 1. Surprise No. 2 is her ex-husband showing up and saying the divorce was never finalized and he'd like half the winnings, thank you very much. 7 p.m. Houston Public Library, 500 McKinney. For information, call 832-393-1313 or visit www.houstonlibrary.org. Free.

Billingsley also reads from The Devil Is a Lie at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11. Borders, 570 Meyerland Plaza. For information, call 713-661-2888 or visit www.borders.com. Free.
Thu., July 9, 7 p.m., 2009

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