I started my book review blog in 2009 and I have read so many outstanding books that I wanted to share them again with my followers on #SegueSaturday. This was my second review on my blog posted in February 2009. I was still new to the blogger role and was thrilled to find such a talented author who wrote the first African-American Christian teen series. Ms. Moore has gone on to write many more wonderful books that have most likely interested a young reluctant reader or two to discover the joy of reading. Enjoy!
I believed in God, but I wasn’t really completely walking with the Lord. I was baptized in the sixth grade and felt that God and I had an understanding. Though He wanted me to remain pure until marriage, I believed He would be straight with the fact that I wasn’t trying to sleep around like my crazy boys.
Perry Skky Jr. is in his last year in high school. He’s the star receiver on his football team, the envy of all of his friends, the top college recruiters are scrambling to get him on their team and, most definitely, a virgin. He is working on his relationship with God, but the peer pressure and all that life throws at him are making him question his belief and his choices.
This is a Christian, young adult fiction novel and it pleases me to see a strong adolescent male character who learns from his mistakes and tries to choose the right path. The characters are well developed and believable and Ms. Moore’s story is a pleasure to read. I believe that young adults as well as “older” adults will enjoy this coming of age novel.
Stephanie Perry Moore is a Christian fiction novelist that is truly from the South. She was born in South Carolina, raised in Virginia, educated in Alabama, and now resides in Georgia. She has penned over 35 inspirational titles set in this part of the country.
She is the trailblazing author of the Payton Skky series, the first African-American Christian teen series. Her other young adult titles are the Laurel Shadrach series, the Carmen Browne series, the Perry Skky Jr. series and Faith Thomas ‘NovelZine’ series. The sassy, urban collegiate Beta Gamma Pi series and the hip, teen Yasmin Peace series were released in 2009-10. Her newest series is the adorable Morgan Love series. She and her husband will release the Alec London series for kids in the fall of 2011.
Her heart beats for adults as well. For this market she has penned Flame, an Essence best seller-A Lova’ Like No Otha’, Chasing Faith, and her newest release, Wearing My Halo Tilted.
She also was the General Editor for Nia Publishing. She produced the Women of Color Cookbook, the Men of Color Study Bible, the Wisdom and Grace Bible for Young Women of Color, the Strength and Honor Bible for Young Men of Color, the Women of Color Devotional Bible and the African-American Family Bible. She was the Co-Editor for the BibleZine, REAL, published by Thomas Nelson and is currently working on a new African-American women’s Bible project.
She is a motivational speaker and community activist. She is working on several film projects. Among them, she has a development deal with Turner Entertainment Networks and she is the Executive Producer/Creator for a web show called Locker Jam.
She lives in the greater Atlanta area with her husband, Derrick, a former NFL player and current sports chaplain for Georgia Tech Athletics. They have three children; Dustyn (16), Sydni (14) and Sheldyn (12).
She considers it an honor and a calling to write for the Lord.
You can find more information on Ms. Moore on her website.