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.