About the Author
Angela Ray is an author and leading motivational speaker. She is the author of the books Blackberry Whispers and Rehearsing for the Leading Role: Lessons I Learned as An Actress That Can Help You Become a Megastar Student Leader. She is a contributing author to the anthologies, Gumbo for the Soul and Delta Girls: Stories of Sisterhood. She has spoken to hundreds of thousands of young people around the country and delivered keynote presentations at conferences and meetings from coast to coast. Ray also enjoys a career as an actress with credits on the hit television shows One Tree Hill, Dawson's Creek and the film Louis, where she played the role of Louis Armstrong's Mother.