A CONVERSATION WITH
TUESDAY, JULY 13 AT 6PM
Join USCB Center for the Arts for a conversation and meet & greet book signing with award-winning author and actress, Preslaysa Williams.
Preslaysa Williams (nee, Preslaysa Edwards) is an award-winning author of contemporary romance and women’s fiction with an Afro-Filipina twist. She loves sharing her culture with her readers.
Her writing awards include the Indiana Romance Writers of America’s (RWA) Golden Opportunity Award and the ACFW Genesis Award. In addition, her stories have been a finalist in the Northwest Houston RWA Lone Star Writing Contest, the Windy City RWA Four Seasons Contest, and the Valley of the Sun RWA Hot Prospects Contest.
She has an undergraduate degree from Columbia University and a MPA from the University of South Carolina. She is also a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholar, a Jackie Robinson Foundation Extra Innings Fellow, and a Sol Spiegelman Scholar. Preslaysa is currently earning a MFA in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University.
In addition, she’s a professional actress. She started acting at age eight, joining the Screen Actors Guild as a teenager when she co-starred on the Nickelodeon TV show, The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. Most recently, Preslaysa has appeared on NBC’s award-winning show THIS IS US and on Showtime’s HOMELAND. She’s also appeared on the film, LAST MOMENT OF CLARITY, which released in 2020.
She’s an avid bookworm and planner nerd who hoards pens, pencils, and notebooks in her spare time. In her daily life, you’ll find her wearing mismatched socks while being a homeschool mom. Preslaysa presently makes her home in Virginia with her husband and two children.
You can also visit her online at www.preslaysa.com where you can sign up for her newsletter community.
A LOWCOUNTRY BRIDE
Our special event features one of Preslaysa Williams’ highly praised novels, A Lowcountry Bride.
A heartwarming Avon debut of love, forgiveness, and new beginnings set in the beautiful South Carolina Lowcountry.
Maya Jackson has worked for a renowned New York City bridal gown brand for years and dreams of becoming its Head Designer. She has the talent, she just needs a chance to showcase her unique style. Due to an illness, she’s always prioritized her career over her personal life until Maya’s father fractures his hip and she returns to Charleston, SC. While home for only a few months, she’s thrilled to find an opportunity at the local bridal gown boutique, never expecting sparks to fly with its owner…
A military veteran and widowed father, Derek Sullivan hopes to save Always a Bride from bankruptcy in order to preserve the legacy of his mother. He also wants to reconnect with his estranged, twelve-year-old daughter, who is still recovering from the loss of her mother. The last thing he needs is a relationship with a beautiful, smart, complicated woman who will be leaving soon.
When Derek begins to fall for the lovely Maya, he knows there’s no future. But destiny has its own plans, and these two lonely people with big hearts discover that coming home to love is the best gift life can give.
A Lowcountry Bride is one of “21 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2021” on Essence Magazine’s website.
“emotionally stirring debut” -Oprah Daily
“Full of heart and faith, Preslaysa Williams’ A Lowcountry Bride marries weddings, identity, second chances in all forms, and sweet romance into one lovely book.”
Books will be available for purchase with a meet & greet book signing following the event.