Marisa Readus and Alisha Readus are identical twin sisters originally from Alabama but moved to Dallas, Texas in 2007. Since moving to Dallas they self-published their book “Breaking Thru The Bars” in 2008 which is a tell all of the time they spent in prison and the hardship of regaining their life with their kids. The sisters had no idea that the book would open up doors for speaking engagements, trainings, and thousands of book sales.
The first year they were out they managed to obtain over 70 speaking engagements with little to no marketing only their efforts by selling books out of the trunk of their car going from store to store and meeting people and sharing their story.
Today Marisa and Alisha are published authors with Brown Girls Publishing, which took place in 2013 after meeting Best Selling Author Reshonda Tate Billingsley on Facebook. Their powerful story which is now entitled “Breaking Thru the Bars” has also been chosen to be transformed into a movie.