Current book: His Invisible Wife
Bio: Shelia M. Goss is the Essence Magazine Best-Selling author of My Invisible Husband, Roses are thorns, Paige’s Web, Double Platinum and the new teen series The Lip Gloss Chronicles. His Invisible Wife is her fifth women’s fiction novel. Besides writing fiction, she is a freelance writer. She’s also the recipient of three Shades of Romance Magazine Readers Choice Multi-Cultural Awards and honored as a Literary Diva: The Top 100 Most Admired African American Women in Literature. Her website is www.sheliagoss.com or www.thelipglosschronicles.com.
What do you want readers to take away from your book?
Besides it being entertaining, I want readers to know that holding on to grudges is unhealthy. I show how revenge can wreck havoc on one's life in His Invisible Wife. I also tap into how greed can cause you to do things you wouldn't normally do.
Are you a believer in outlines, or do you write spontaneously?
I do a little bit of both. I usually do a character chart on all my main characters. I think through my story. I make sure whatever I write supports my theme and ending. If I'm out somewhere and ideas hit me, I will write out chapter titles and then use that when I'm sitting back in front of my computer. Even if I write a synopsis for a story, it is subject to change when I write.
What do you think it is about your book that will keep readers turning the pages?
The main characters Jake and Brianna are three dimensional. They are not perfect. They do things that will have readers laughing, cheering and may even get them a little upset at some of the decisions the characters make. It's drama packed and will hold the reader's attention.
How can readers learn more and get in contact with you?
I am a click away. Readers can learn more about me or all of my books at www.sheliagoss.com or www.thelipglosschronicles.com. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. I usually respond to emails within 24-48 hours.
Thank you so much Shelia for taking the time toinform us about your wonderful new novel.
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