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5 Questions with Shelia M Goss
Shelia M. Goss is the Dallas Morning News and Essence Magazine Best-Selling author of My Invisible Husband, Roses are Thorns, Paige’s Web, Double Platinum, His Invisible Wife, Hollywood Deception, Savannah's Curse (March 2011) and the teen series The Lip Gloss Chronicles. Delilah is her tenth novel and first Christian fiction novel. 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.
What is the hardest part of writing?
Writing for me isn't hard...there just never seems to be enough time in the day to write everything that's in my head.
Have you experienced writer's block?
Writer's block for me is called procrastination...that's when I put everything else ahead of me writing...the solution: stop answering the phone or checking email or reading blogs and get to writing.
Which comes first, the story, the characters or the setting?
The story comes to me, then the characters and the setting.
Fill in the blank. What is your favorite?
Dessert. Banana Pudding
Season. Tie Spring & Fall
Type of hero. Tall, dark, and handsome.
Type of heroine. Independent
How do we find out about you and your books?
My website is http://www.sheliagoss.com/. You can also find me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sheliagoss or Twitter www.twitter.com/sheliamgoss
Behind every successful man is a good woman. The downfall of a good man is a woman up to no good.
Thirty-year-old Samson Judges is a prominent pastor of the Peaceful Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana. His church owns land that real estate mogul William Trusts wants. When Samson refuses to sell, William hires Delilah Baker to find out Samson’s Achilles heel.
Money isn’t Delilah’s only motivation for taking the assignment. After watching Samson every Sunday morning on a local television station, Delilah has fallen in love with him. In her mind, there is only one person standing in her way of getting Samson—his fiancée, Julia Rivers.
Samson is far from innocent. He feels his longstanding relationship with God puts him above reproach. His weakness for one woman, Delilah, threatens to ruin his relationship with Julia, his parents, and his church. When he realizes the length Delilah will go through to get her man, Samson vows to protect his ministry by any means necessary.
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Thursday, January 13, 2011
Phyllis Jackson is a graduate of Savannah State University (Savannah, GA) with a BBA in Marketing and a MBA in Public Administration. Phyllis, also known as “The Elitess,” has had a passion for word imagery since 1994. It was that same year in which she wrote her first, award winning poem. Since then, Phyllis has been writing poetry that mainly focuses on the intimacy of the heart, mind, body and spirit. The Elitess’ poems are also based on the life experiences of both men and women. Ms. Jackson’s writings are powerfully vivid on the subjects of self discovery, love, heart ache and growth. In 2007, Ms. Jackson debut book, “Soul Searching Confessions” was published. Her debut book focuses on the nostalgia of our firsts (loves, heartaches, fantasies, self discovery & realization, etc). The Elitess’ hope is that her art reaches the hearts and souls of all who read as well as support her passion. Poems like “Realization,” “Transition,” and “22 to 1,” portray an artistic ideal behind the experiences of many of our lives. In 2010, the second book, Reflection Of A Journey was published.
Interview with Elitess
How long have you been writing?
I have been writing since 1994. My introduction to the artistry of poetry was given at the age of 10.
• What prompted you to write Reflections of A Journey?
I felt compelled to share my life’s story with others. I believe that other people are going through the same things & should know that they are not alone. I, also, needed to display my roots & growth process in my writing, after publishing my debut book “Soul Searching Confessions”.• Your alias is “The Elitess” , why was this name chosen to exemplify who you are as a writer ? Well, people often confuse my name “Elitess” with the term ‘ Elitist”. My name simply means, above average. I do not see myself as being better than anyone, but I do believe that I set myself to a higher standard of life. I make it my business to live, exemplify & deliver greatness in everything that I do. For these reasons, I have been christened as “The Elitess”, but maintain a great deal of humility towards my people.
• What are some of your other projects?
I have had the opportunity to be featured as an Ultra Model Role Model, which has allowed me to reach out to a new market within communities around the world. I am, also, writing monthly poems for One Entertainment Magazine. While embracing all of these great opportunities, I am working to complete my Master’s degree program & working on my third book. “As I Am: Poetic Memoires of the Soul” should be complete by the spring of 2011.
• What are some of the experiences you have gone through as a young black writer?
As a young African American Writer, I have experienced the challenges of self publishing ( self, promotion,editing,managing,etc) I have ,also, experienced the reluctance of acceptance by people who have not initially open to change.
• What words or suggestions would you provide to inspiring writers?
I would suggest that inspiring writers learn the business behind publishing, management, etc. I would also suggest that people should go for what they desire & hope for. Never let anyone stunt your growth or kill your dreams. Only you have the power to stop your progress.
• What are your literary endeavors?
As an author, it is my goal to become a household name. I want to share my experiences & allow them to serve as inspiration to those who are going through similar situations.
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Excerpt of book
Every Woman’s Dream Man
I can, only, describe you as every woman’s dream man.
You seem to hold every woman’s peaked interest in your hand.
With the tone of your voice & with the sensuality in your
Speech, you, effortlessly, knock even the most jaded
Woman off her feet & makes the strongest of women weak.
You are every woman’s dream man.
The wisdom you provide & the respect you, silently, demand
Arouses the imaginations of an woman that comes through
You’re passing. At first meetings, all females hope
That you’re enticing face & strong embrace w/ them
Will be everlasting because…..
You are every woman’s dream man,
Every lady’s midnight fantasy, epitome of perfection
Every female’s answered prayer & every girl’s
List of wants & needs brought to life. Anyone
Woman would be blessed to be titled as your wife;
That is every woman’s dream & in spite of your
Humility, I know that you know that all that you request
Is at your beck & call…
After all you are every woman’s dream man.
Monday, January 10, 2011
All up in my business
A Taste of Soul, is an Atlanta upscale soul food restaurant chain; owned by the Livingston’s and is a family legacy, so is staying divorce free for over 50 years.
Adam and Candace have been married for 30 years and are parents to Toussaint and Malcolm.
Candace is working the business in many ways. But a sudden itch almost destroys the 30 year union, and her husband’s life.
The ribs are not the only succulent things about Taste of Soul, so are Toussaint and Malcolm Livingston.
Un-happily married Malcolm has a hungry Joyce wanting to take a bite out of him, after his Dad, Adam, refused her.
His wife Victoria has 5 things one her mind and her husband is not one of them.
Toussaint has been tasting, many saucy ladies around town, But interior designer Alexis St.Clare is about to shut that feast down.
Zoë and Shyla are not friends but have the same goal in mind, Toussaint. They are on the menu but not his main dish!
Chardonnay gets busted mixing things up, but Bobby gets in a mix!.
I loved This Story
This sink your teeth into story was mouth-watering. The tasty tale was sexy and feast you want to devour. Lutishia did a great job bringing this story she gets a high 5 for this new “Lovely” series.
Monday, January 3, 2011
Playing the Hand You’re Dealt
Samantha and Emily have been friends from the day they met at Spellman.
Samantha has always had a very privileged life, on the right side of town with two “perfect” parents. She lives her life fearlessly and bold
Emily is focused and has moral values and is a loyal friend.
From the day these two met, they were bonded for life, close as sisters could ever be
But there is a third party in this bond…
Samantha’s father, Ed, a decent, conscientious and honorable man.
Ed has been in love with Emily from the moment he laid eyes on her 12 years ago. The man he is would not act or even acknowledge the forbidden fruit.
Emily is in love with a man nearly twice her age, Samantha’s father.
Brenda, Ed’s status climbing, drama queen and bourgeois wife; is so focused on herself and being the socialite, has a thing on the side that knows her better than she knows.
Gerti the wise and knowing housekeeper knows everyone’s secrets and lies, of 25 years.
What has slowly simmered for 12 years is about to come to a boil but who will get burned?
This sexy and well told story by author Trice Hickman is a 5 star sexy read. I loved how Trice told the story from several angles, my side your side, and the other side. All of the characters and the story lines were believable and well thought out. The dilemmas were absolutely delicious that left you very satisfied with the not so tall tale.