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5 Questions with Author Shelia E Lipsey

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Although "Into Each Life" is Shelia E Lipsey's first book published by Urban Christian, she's not new to the literary scene. She's published a few other works and has shared inspirational messages with a diverse audience.

What prompted you to write "Into Each Life?"
I wanted to write a story about the real issues people encounter in life, whether they are people of faith or not. Into each of our lives there are obstacles, good and bad that we face but each of us handle such situations differently.

Did you set out to write Christian fiction?
Yes and no. I always wanted to write the type of stories that any one of any age or gender could pick up and read. Being a woman of faith and believer in God, it just happened that I was labeled as a Christian fiction writer. I'm definitely not complaining because I'm thankful that God directed my path in such a manner that I am able to fulfill my literary dreams. What better way than to be connected with the one I love - Christ my savior.

Although labeled Christian fiction, the stories in this genre are as interesting as books in other genres. What else about Christian fiction would you like the readers to know?
I would like the audience/readers to know that my book is not a sermon. It is not a condemning book. It has drama, it discusses every day issues, it is definitely not written for a specific audience, which means that whether you believe as I do or not, makes no difference when you open the pages of the book. In my definition of Christian fiction, it simply means that their are underlying messages of hope, love, and forgiveness sprinkled throughout the pages.

What's next for you?
I have completed my next novel entitled, Sinsatiable. Sinsatiable is another drama filled, Christian fiction novel that will be released by Urban Christian, July 31, 2007. I am excited about it and hopefully my readers will be too after reading Into Each Life. (Website: http://www.shelialipsey.homestead.com/index.html)

What words of encouragement would you give someone thinking about pursuing a new career?
I would say, no matter how difficult the path appears, or how impossible the journey looks, still pursue your dreams. Life is far too short and so live. Don't live the kind of life where you will look back and say, 'I wish I had tried that, or 'I wish I had done this. You will never taste victory and success until you step out of the boat.



Interview by Shelia M Goss, entertainment writer and author of My Invisible Husband and Roses are thorns, Violets are true. Visit her website for more information: www.sheliagoss.com.
posted by Shelia, 10:12 AM

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