Welcome to the first annual Black History Month Hop hosted by Reflections of a Bookaholic and Mocha Girls Read a month long blogging event which focuses on giving black authors, books, and those who support them a month in the spotlight.
For the second week of the hop we have a few things planned for you. What’s a hop you ask? At the bottom of each post you will find a list of other sites participating in the hop. This way you can easily hop from one blog to another.
Weekly Topics for the Black History Month Hop
1st – 7th Black History Month Giveaway Hop
2nd – 4th Around Town
5th – 11th The Business of Black Books
12th – 18th Black Love
19th – 25th Black Books
26th – 29th The Best of…
From the 5th to the 11th of February are the “Business of Black Books” segments of the Black History Month Hop where we be talking to the authors, publishers, bloggers and people who help black authors meet readers. Today, I want to introduce you to an award winning author. Please give a warm Mocha Girls Read welcome to …
Shelia M. Goss is a national best-selling author and a 2012 Emma Award Finalist. She has over thirteen books in print and writes in multiple genres: Christian fiction, romance, women’s fiction, suspense, and young adult. USA Today says, “Goss has an easy, flowing style with her prose…” Besides writing fiction, Shelia is a freelance writer. She’s also an Essence Magazine best selling author, 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. To learn more, visit her website: www.sheliagoss.com or follow her on Facebook www.facebook.com/sheliagoss
MGR: What are some struggles you have faced as a black writer?
SG: My main struggle has been getting the word out on my books to a broad audience.
MGR: As a writer you have received a lot of accolades and awards. What changes when your book wins an award?
SG: I’m blessed to have received the accolades and awards and appreciate each one but I haven’t seen any changes monetarily. The awards and accolades look good on paper, but since this is a career and not a hobby, it would also be good if it equated to more money.
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