That Church Life Author Teresa B. Howell explores faith, the good and the bad, in her books and play. Her trilogy has now been turned into a stage play, premiering in Charlotte in 2020.
Please give us the background behind your books and play!
That Church Life 2 and 3 have been released since my first People of Charlotte story. The trilogy remains on the top 50 of Amazon African American Christian Fiction list and has received major notoriety. I have been on television, interviewed with over 55 radio station and podcast shows. I have also been featured in Huffington Post and rated top 50 books for 2017. Because the popularity of the trilogy soared, the book has been turned into a stage play. I plan to travel with the play to seven cities within the next nine months.
What do you want people to learn from your books and your stage play?
I want them to realize that even in a time of trouble, keep their eyes on God. The three girls in the book go through a variety of challenges in the church that are overlooked or never talked about. I had the courage to talk about domestic violence and child molestation that happens in the church but never talked about. My first intent was to share the story with a few. Now my intent is to share the story with the world.
What do you want readers to learn from your life?
That I am not the absolute perfect writer. I strive to perfect my craft daily and that my journey is a walk of faith because I believe that this story will go far. Portions of these books stem from my own personal experiences and I know someone will be blessed with this kind of story.
How many cast members are performing in the upcoming play?
There are 12 individuals that are very experienced and eager to follow this journey to the end.
To learn more about Teresa B. Howell, visit her website or connect with her online.
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