My Son's Wife by Shelia E. Bell Book Tour and Giveaway :)
Shelia E. Bell (formerly Shelia E. Lipsey) is an award-winning, national bestselling author with 20+ books published in christian fiction, women’s fiction, nonfiction, and young adult genres. Her books have garnered numerous awards and accolades, including 2017 Christian Literary Readers' Choice Award, 2015 Rosa Parks Award, 2014 Christian Literary Award, AAMBC Nate Holmes Honorary Award, Kindle Award, OOSA Book of the Year, numerous SORMAG awards and more.
This latest book release is book nine in the "My Son’s Wife" series. I never intended to write a sequel to a book let alone nine books, but that’s exactly what I’m doing. This series has been my bestseller and readers seem to want more and more. I’m already working on installment number ten. I’ve come to love the characters and see them in a realistic aspect. It’s a fun entertaining series with lots of drama.
What can we expect from you in the future?
I’m working on more books that I call “Shorts by Shelia.” These are smaller books under 125 pages that are meant to give readers a short, entertaining read while they’re sitting in a doctor’s appointment, standing in a long line, or just taking a lunch break.
I also have another series called “The Real Housewives of Adverse City.” I’m working on book 4 in that series and expect to release it in late April 2019.
Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?
My characters are totally from my imagination, however, because I’ve been writing this series for a number of years, the characters seem real to me and have lives and personalities of their own.
Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?
I would say my characters hijack the story. For me, this is a good thing. It pulls me totally outside of ME and allows my characters free rein to act, do, speak as they so choose. I don’t like holding the reins because it might restrict what the characters have to say and it would put more of ME into the story when it’s not about me. I’m just the messenger.
How long have you been writing?
I have been writing since I was a preteen. I wrote poetry, speeches, loved writing essays and now that has evolved into me being a published author
What kind of research do you do before you begin writing a book?
I seldom do research before writing and more during writing. I research whatever I need to research that will make my book as realistic as possible.
Do you see writing as a career?