I’m Preslaysa, an author and actress.
I write restoration romance™. Modern day stories of people who’ve suffered seasons of loss and found the God who restores, strengthens, and establishes the brokenhearted.
Why restoration romance™?
Because God restored me. He returned to me everything that I had lost: my hopes, my dreams, my physical life. In my late teens and early twenties, I had suffered from severe depression. Up until that point, everything in my life was seemingly perfect. I was a student at an Ivy League school. I had a thriving acting career as a series regular on a Nickelodeon TV series.
Until depression sucked me dry and made me not want to go on living.
Over the course of time and through a series of God-fortunate events, God delivered me when I couldn’t deliver myself.
When the depression fog cleared and I felt somewhat normal, I began writing. Writing was my way of healing my life, of reawakening the dreams of my heart. I dabbled in different types of stories until I realized that the stories I told were my story. My stories were me. They were simply told through fictional characters in fictional situations.
When you open the pages of my novels, you’re unlocking a piece of my heart.
In my stories, the message is always clear: restoration and love…restoration romance™
It’s my hope that my stories can start you on your own road to restoration as well.
When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dreamed.
Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues were songs of joy.
Then it was said among the nations, ‘The Lord has done great things for them.’
The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.
Restore our fortunes, Lord, like streams in the Negev.
Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.
Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow,
will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them.