Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Women Writers of Color: Shelia M. Goss

Full name: Shelia M Goss

Birth date: September 16

Location: Shreveport, LA

Website/blog: www.sheliagoss.com or www.thelipglosschronicles.com

Genre: Women's fiction and Young Adult


WiP or most recently published work: Young adult book: Paper Thin - The Lip Gloss Chronicles Vol. 3 (Jan. 2010), Splitsville - The Lip Gloss Chronicles Vol. 2 (Sept. 29, 2009); Women's fiction book: His Invisible Wife (July 2009)
Writing credits: Women's fiction: Hollywood Deception (April 2010), His Invisible Wife (2009), My Invisible Husband (2006), Roses are thorns (2007), Paige's Web (2007) and Double Platinum (2008)

Young Adult fiction: The Ultimate Test - The Lip Gloss Chronicles Vol. 1 (2009), Splitsville - The Lip Gloss Chronicles Vol. 2 (2009) and Paper Thin - The Lip Gloss Chronicles Vol. 3 (Jan. 2010)
How frequently do you update your site? I update my site at least once a month. I blog however at least several times a week.
Is your site designed for reader interaction? Yes. I have a blog on both of my sites. www.sheliagoss.com/blog or www.thelipglosschronicles.com/blog

Post of note, something in particular you want readers to check out: I would love it if people added my blog as a regular online stop. I like to interact with readers, offer contests and introduce them to other writers. I also like giving behind the scenes information on the characters of my books.

100 words or less how would you describe your work?
I write stories with a twist. I like to write about every day issues many people face. Although my stories are entertaining and dramatic, they are also inspirational.

100 words on less please share your thoughts on one of the following topics
: Children and reading
When speaking to children, I try to relate reading to their every day life. I express how reading books is a great way to learn about new things. I decided to write for the young adult market so that it would give me an outlet to be able to speak with young adults and stress the importance of reading. On the surface, my young adult books may appear to be for entertainment purposes only, but underneath the layers, readers of the Lip Gloss Chronicles series learn to be conscious about the decisions they make in their lives.

12 comments:

Niambi said...

Shelia, I love the name "Lipgloss Chronicles." I've been MIA for a while, but I'll add your blogs as a regular stop for me.

Michelle McGriff said...

Shelia, you're books are always appropriate for whatever audience you have. Not many writer's can do that.
Good writing FROM you... good reading TO us!

Shelia said...

Niambi, thanks. The title was inspired by some of the girls at church and a song I heard on the radio.

Michelle, thanks. Teens and adults face different issues so I make sure I keep that in mind when writing in either genre.

MsJayy said...

Congrats on stepping into another arena with the same great level of good writing Shelia! I'm getting this series for my niece. Don't tell her but I'm gonna read them first. LOL

Ms. Yingling said...

Hey, Color Online! I have nominated you for a "Sugar Doll Blogger Award"! Participation is optional, but I'm curious to see what blogs you consult. Visit me at http://msyinglingreads.blogspot.com if you would like to jump through the hoops. (It's okay if you don't want to!)

Angelia... said...

Sister Shelia,
I love your writing voice, I particularly love the Lipgloss Chronicles, you are able to write entertaining stories that always has a message that resonates with the reader after the story, regardless of the age of the reader~ you are a STORYTELLER~

angelia

Shelia said...

MsJayy--I won't tell, if you won't tell :)

Angelia, thank you for the compliment.

Jessie Carty said...

blogs are such a terrific way to engage with other writers and readers :)

Color Online said...

My apologies for the missing image. Home life a little hectic. Thank Maude we have staff now. Thanks Terri for getting this publish.

Thanks Sheila for what you do. Can't thank you enough.

Kelly said...

I enjoyed learning about Sheila. Thanks, Susan, for featuring her. Loved this line: "On the surface, my young adult books may appear to be for entertainment purposes only, but underneath the layers, readers of the Lip Gloss Chronicles series learn to be conscious about the decisions they make in their lives."

Wishing you continued success!

campbele said...

I remember reading very positive reviews about this book several months ago, and then it disappeared. Thanks for bringing this author back to the forefront! We have to remain diligent!

Shelia said...

Susan, thank you for profiling me.

Thanks Kelly & Campbele.