Friday, March 14, 2008

A Minute with Author Shelia M. Goss

Now this author is one of my favorite people, and she is definitely on fire!

What's Your Name and the title or titles of your books?
My name is Shelia M. Goss and I'm the author of four books.

My Invisible Husband is the tale of one woman’s desperate attempt to stop the age-old question posed to all women at some point in their lives: So when are you getting married? To appease her family and friends, 34-year-old Nicolette Montana fakes a Las Vegas wedding. How she handles her web of deceit makes for a dramatic and sometimes comical story.

Roses are Thorns, Violets are True is sibling rivalry at its best. Rose's ultimate goal is to remain in the spotlight; preferable on the silver screen. To her fans, Rose is sincere, glamorous, and charitable; but to Violet, her twin, she's a conniving, manipulative person that starves for constant attention. Violet has always been able to forgive her sister's malicious deeds. Well, that is until Rose does the unthinkable.

Paige's Web tackles the subject of commitment phobia from a woman’s perspective by taking readers on a journey with character Paige Christine Webb. As a professional event planner, Paige decides to use her organizational skills in her personal life. Although meeting men has never been an issue for Paige, it's the 'ever after' that has her scared of commitment. Paige devises a fool proof plan to juggle three men which ultimately catches up with her.

Double Platinum is my most recent release. It was released this month. Double Platinum is about R & B mega star Parris Mitchell. To the world, it seems like she has it all. But with a declining career, she has nothing left but disappointed fans and growing depression. Hit Maker and Playboy Casper "CJ The Hitmaker" Johnson is looking for a new sound. He needs her voice. She needs her career back. Their drama from groupies and people from their past becomes the source of plenty of print for the paparazzi.

What genre do you normally write in?
I write in several genres; however only my books that are in the women's fiction genre have been published.

Could you tell us just a little about yourself?
I'll try to tell you something that you can't find in my bio :) Besides books, music is one of my favorite passions. Prince is one of my all time favorite artists. Paradise Island, Bahamas is my favorite vacation spot. Any Southern Jags out there(smile)---Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA is my alma mater. Sprite is my drink of choice. Why Did I Get Married is my favorite Tyler Perry movie. I enjoy blogging, playing online spades and dominoes.

Where are your books available?
Double Platinum, since it's a new release, is currently on the shelves at Wal-Mart, Barnes and Noble, Borders, etc. Readers can also order it from one of the online retailers such as, Barnes and Noble, etc.

My Invisible Husband is also available in hard cover at, in addition to the stores and other online retailers.

All of my books are available at the stores or online. If you don't see it on the shelf, ask the manager to order it for you.

Are you working on anything new at the moment?
I am always working on something new. Once I know when the new manuscripts will be published, I can go into more details. It's challenging me as a writer and I look forward to jumping into new territory.

What one statement would you like to make that you think our audience and your readers might benefit from?
It's a cliche, but it's true--LIFE IS TOO SHORT. That statement to me means, do not let your life go by without expressing love to those you care about; do not let your life go by without pursuing your dreams; do not let life go by without doing things that make you happy. Life is too short not to live in "the now."

Thank you so much!

Peggy, I appreciate you letting me share my thoughts with your readers.

So glad you could take the time to share with us today, Shelia. The very best to you in your career!


princessdominique said...

It's always so wonderful to learn a little more about Shelia! Great interview!

Shelia said...

Peggy...thanks for the support.

Peggy said...

Thank you, Shelia!!!