Author Conversations with Jessica Terry #KontrolReads

Angelo Winans did anything but practice what he preached as he masqueraded as the pastor of a large church. But when his loved ones start to separate themselves from him, he has to come to terms with just what it is he’s doing, as well as face some lingering demons. An older preacher enters his life and shows him the way with some tough love, but can this player change his game?

Get to know Jessica:

1.       Tell us what this book is about?

– ‘Get Right’ is about a young preacher, Angelo Winans, who only behaves like one when he knows others are watching. He has no problems deceiving his members to keep his position as pastor, which is nothing more than a job to him. When he meets an older preacher who reminds him a lot of his deceased father, he begins to learn what being a real pastor and a man is all about, which becomes especially helpful when things around Angelo begin to fall apart.

2.       Why did you choose to write this book?

– This book was actually inspired by my pastor, Danny Nance. He’s always been a great influence in my life and in my opinion, greatly under-appreciated. I wanted to pay homage to him in this way. It also highlights the increasingly growing issue of hypocritical preachers.

3.       Tell us why your writing is unique?

– One thing I aim for when I write is to make my characters and my situations as easy to relate to as possible, as well as creating characters that you either fall in love with or wish you could be friends with. Another big thing with me is that I believe in the happy ending; I love people getting what they want in the end. Maybe not in the way you expect as you read the book, but in a way that works and leaves you feeling good inside.

4.       What can we look forward from you?

– You can look forward to many more books from me, and if everything goes right, you’ll be seeing my works on television and film. I’ve been writing sitcom pilots and I’m talking to people about adapting one of my novels into a film. I love writing and even if I never sell another book or anything, I don’t see myself stopping. As corny as it may sound, it really was my first love.

Tamika

Author of 13 novels as seen in Vibe Vixen, Essence, Uptown, and on BET and Centric .

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