INTERVIEW | Sheila Goss

Sheila, describe yourself for our visitors.

I am single. I live in Louisiana. I teach Sunday School (girls ages 13 – 17). My favorite thing to
do is read (fiction/non-fiction), listen to music (gospel, R & B, & hip-hop), meet new people and travel.

How do you find time to connect with God?

It is a daily walk and I find that I just have to make time. I make time for everything else and He’s been so good to me, that I communicate with Him throughout the day…whether I’m at my desk, in the car or at home.

Tell us about your current book?

My Invisible Husband is about a single 34 year old woman who gets tired of people asking her “so when are you getting married?” Instead of telling folks to mind their own business, she devises a plan–she fakes a Las Vegas wedding. Her charades not only affect her life, but those around her. How the story unfolds makes for an interesting and sometimes comical tale.

How did you come up with ideas for this book?

The idea came to me in a dream. The concept was to show how annoying although well-meaning it may be when folks ask one too many questions.

Describe your journey to publication. It hasn’t always been easy, but I’ve been blessed.In 1997, I decided to pursue writing as a career. I started off self-published. God worked it out so that I had a successful self-publishing run that led me to signing a multiple book deal with Urban Books/Kensington.

What’s next for you?

My Invisible Husband is releasing in December. My next novel Roses are thorns, Violets are true will be out in 2007. Besides writing fiction, I’m an entertainment writer. You can find excerpts of some of my work at www.e-spire.blogspot.com or in the new women’s magazine Hope for Women (www.hopeforwomenmag.org).

Where can visitors find you online?

www.sheliagoss.com or www.myspace.com/sheliagoss