Shelia E. Bell (aka Shelia Lipsey) is an award-winning, national bestselling author with over a dozen books published in christian fiction, women’s fiction, and young adult genres. Her books have garnered many awards, including 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.
Shelia began her publishing career in 1999 by independently publishing her first book, Always, Now and Forever, which she re-released in 2012. Since then, she has set the literary industry ablaze with her dynamic, true to life stories. Her two bestselling series to date are the "My Son's Wife series which includes (My Son's Wife, My Son's Ex-Wife, My Son's Next Wife, My Sister My Momma My Wife, My Wife My Baby...Him, and the latest release, The McCoys of Holy Rock). Her newest series is The Real Housewives of Adverse City 1 and 2 Shelia began writing Young Adult novels in 2012. Her Young Adults novels include House of Cars. The Life of Payne, and The Lollipop Girl (Release date 8/17).
Shelia is passionate about helping others and encourages and promotes people to ‘live their dreams now.’ In 2012, she founded and hosted the Black Writers And Book Clubs (BWABC) Literacy Association and Festival. The festival attracted thousands of African American readers and book clubs from across the nation to Memphis to attend the annual festival, which promoted literacy "one community at a time."
A much sought after inspirational speaker, Shelia has traveled near and far sharing her inspirational messages of how to overcome the adversities of life. Having had polio since the age of two, Shelia accepts no excuses and is determined not to let her physical imperfections keep her from her life’s purposes
You can contact Shelia at facebook.com/sheliawritesbooks