Earlier this year, my dear friend Shaliss published her first book. Over the years, Shaliss has written for ESSENCE Magazine and Coca-Cola. However, this is the first of her personal works to be published. A wife, mother and woman secure in her religion, Shaliss' collection of poetry in Revelations of a Born Again American Woman is a testimony of faith. Beautifully penned in a series of poems, is a love story centered around her personal journey.