Anointed Authors Blog Tour – Meet Shewanda Riley

Anointed Authors on Tour consists of seven award-winning, bestselling authors of Christian fiction and non-fiction publications with a commitment to write and/or publish integrity-based literature, touring as a testament to the power of using gifts and talents for God’s glory. Over the next two weeks, plan to meet Kendra Norman Bellamy, Tia McCollors, Vanessa Miller, Michelle Stimpson, Shewanda Riley, and Dr. Vivi Monroe Congress. Each of these authors have current and upcoming book releases that are must-reads for your summer reading list.

Meet Shewanda Riley

Shewanda, tell us about yourself.

I’m a Texas based author who comes from a family of 4 girls. I’m the next to the youngest. 41…not married and no children

What type of jobs or careers have you worked in the past?

I’ve dropped fries at McDonald’s, sold books at a black bookstore, worked as an Administrative Assistant at a jail, produced and hosted music shows at radio stations.

Would you say you are an extrovert or introvert?

More of an introvert…but an extrovert when needed.

Do you like to cook? If so, what are your favorite dishes to cook?

I love to cook! My favorite dishes are fried catfish and potato salad, turkey lasagna and red velvet cake.

What movie(s) have you watched recently that you would recommend?

The Soloist – Jamie Foxx is great; and Taken

What one piece of advice did someone give that still sticks with you to this day?

Don’t be so concerned about what others think about you…people’s opinions are like the weather: they change every day!

Which social networks do you enjoy the most?


What brings you the most joy?

Reading and singing


Love Hangover: Moving From Pain to Purpose After a Relationship End provides a road map for recovery for those who seek genuine and long-lasting emotional healing after a romantic relationship has ended. Scientists define a hangover as the body’s reaction to an excess of toxins in the system. It takes time for the body to cleanse itself. In a similar way, once a relationship ends, it takes time for "toxins" such as the burden of shame, the irrationality of anger, and the sting of rejection to leave the emotional system.

Follow the rest of the Summer Reading with Anointed Authors Blog Tour at

There are 2 comments for this article
  1. Renee Williams at 11:14 am

    Reading this interview made me hungry all over again and I just finished eating lunch! LOL It’s always great to get to know a little of the personal side of authors. I wish you much success!


  2. Ty at 11:47 am


    Thanks for stopping by Written Voices Blog today. Many blessings on this book and your next book release.

    – Ty