Sheila, tell us about yourself.
I am a mother of two girls and a wife for over 25 years. I work as a Clinical Laboratory scientist, which I find very rewarding. I have been writing for over 10 years and I have loved every moment of it.
How do you find time to connect with God?
Each morning I find a quiet place to read God’s word. I never start my day without talking or praying for guidance and strength.
Who are your favorite authors? Favorite books?
Reshonda tate billingsley, Shelia Goss, J.K. Rowling, Joyce Myers, Joel Osteen, Victoria Christopher Murray, Nora Roberts, Terry McMillan, and Rosalyn McMillan. Believe it or not, The Tales of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Tell us about your journey to publication.
I never set out to become a writer. I loved reading other authors stories. The writing bug did not hit me until later in life. I was always the type of person that loved making homemade cards and penning encouraging words to lift others spirit. God spoke to me to write my first book, which I thought once I finished, that would be it. I never thought that it would lead to four more books along with others to come.
Tell us about your current book, Where Was God Series (Book 2)?
Fayth Angelica McCoy is working against time to prove a young teen innocent of murdering a Port City police officer in cold blood. Ever since Sargent Larry Patel landed in their quiet city, racial profiling and intimidation of African American males on the Southside of town are on the rise. The people stand united in wanting this cancer removed from their city, but no one is willing to speak up against the injustice until a young boy finds himself in the strongholds of the justice system. In her pursuit to expose Sargent Patel’s dirty dealings, Angelica risks her and her families’ safety. Now with two kids to protect, she has to make the decision to chance it all for the sake of ridding her city of the toxic pollution of crime within the Port City PD. Or turn a blinds eye as a young teen faces life in prison or death if he reveals the true killer’s identity.
Jasion is not happy with the high profile investigation his wife, Fayth is working on. With the near burning of his youth center and their home broken into, he’s concerned that she is ruffling the feathers of some powerful and dangerous men.
With vengeance in her heart and a score to settle, Nicole Swaggart leaves the mental institution in New Orleans, Louisiana after serving only five years. Her sights are now set on Port City, Louisiana, where the man who broke her heart lives with his wife and kids, which should have been hers. While institutionalized, an unknown visitor with the same agenda of taking down the McCoy’s, gains Nicole’s trust. They put their plan into action to destroy the people who ruined their lives, using their children as collateral damage.
With opposition from Sargent Patel and Nicole Swaggart, will Jasion and Angelica survive the evils that are set in motion against them? How did you come up with ideas for this book?
The stories on television of cop killings, racial profiling and the unspoken words of mental illness set the tone for my latest book.
What valuable lessons do you want readers to learn from your book?
No matter what mental illnesses or the color of your skin, God’s is always there looking after what belongs to Him.
What’s next for you?
I plan to start working on my next novel, along with getting out and meeting the readers through book signings and speaking events.
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