QandA with Author Shelia E. Bell

a collection of 3 short stories centering around members and staff of the infamous Holy Rock Ministries, now pastored by the young Khalil McCoy — Holy Rock Chronicles by @sheliaebell

Author Q&A

Where do you live? What’s your town’s claim to fame? 

I reside in Aurora, Colorado, the Mile High State

What genre(s) do you write? 

I write Church drama, Family sagas, women’s fiction, and Young adult fiction

What inspires you to write? 

I love writing and creating stories. It’s a passion for me. I truly believe that it is a form of ministry. I love to see the characters develop into real life people. I enjoy going back and reading the work that God blessed me to create. It’s an awesome feeling.

Who is your favorite author(s)? Why? 

My favorite author of all time was J. California Cooper (RIP). I simply loved her unique, flavorful style of writing. I have not read anyone who can top her even though I have read and enjoyed numerous books by a bevy of authors. My next favorite author is Stephen King. His books and movies pull me into his stories like I was actually part of them.

If a genie granted you three wishes, what would they be?

Without giving detailed thoughts about it I would say Total Health for me and my family, longevity of life for me and my family, peace of spirit for me and my family

Are you Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter? Please share why. 

I actually love Winter. I love the cold because I can cozy up inside a blanket and get warm. I love seeing the snow on the ground and in the trees.

Tea or coffee? 

Definitely a tall glass of iced tea with a splash of lemon!

Tell us about your most recent/current project. 

I am presently working on “Thicker Than Water”. It’s tentative release date is July 20, 2021. “Thicker than Water” is the eleventh installment of my bestselling My Son’s Wife series. 

How can readers connect with you?

Readers can connect with me on Facebook:; Instagram: sheliaebell; Twitter: @sheliaebell and via email at For editorial services please email me.

 Any final words? Yes, just a few. I want to thank you for this opportunity, Adrienne to share with others information about my work, my passion, and my dream.  I also want to take this time to tell you that I have enjoyed reading several of your books. You are a gifted writer and I encourage you to keep living your dreams now! Thanks again.

Holy Rock Chronicles is a collection of 3 short stories centering around members and staff of the infamous Holy Rock Ministries, now pastored by the young Khalil McCoy. This series of short stories is meant to be entertaining, satisfying, quick reads for those on the go but still looking for a good story. Enjoy reading behind the scenes stories about some of your favorite members of Holy Rock. Book 1 is “Calling Dr. Daniels”. Book 2 is “The Woman in Apartment 3D. Book 3 is Ruthless Rianna.

Calling Dr. Daniels
Holy Rock Chronicles Book 1
by Shelia E. Bell
Genre: Inspirational Romance, Drama

Dr. Micah Daniels may be just the ‘doctor’ to heal Fancy McCoy’s broken heart. When he sees her during her son’s hospital stay, Dr. Daniels is immediately attracted to her. But trying to push up on one of his patient’s loved ones is not how he operates. A chance encounter leads the two to reconnect and a relationship is formed. Everything seems to be headed to a lasting love connection until the reappearance of someone from Micah’s past. Will a wrench be thrown into Micah and Fancy’s love connection or will Fancy be able to stand her ground for the man she is growing to love
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The Woman in Apartment 3D
Holy Rock Chronicles Book 2

Holy Rock’s Choir Director, Sista Rianna Jamison, has her eyes and heart set on nabbing Hezekiah McCoy. She will stop at nothing and has no shame when it comes to staking her claim. When Hezekiah’s ex-wife, Fancy McCoy, reappears in Hezekiah’s life, Rianna isn’t having it. She’s taking no chances and sets out to make sure she’s the one who ultimately wins Hezekiah’s heart and claim the title of First Lady of New Holy Rock Ministries. This is Book 2 in the Holy Rock Chronicles series.
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Ruthless Rianna
Holy Rock Chronicles Book 3

In the last of this 3 book series, Rianna Jamison pulls out all the tricks in her bag! She’s stopping at nothing to get what she wants and she wants Pastor Hezekiah McCoy. More church drama unfolds in this explosive end to the Holy Rock Chronicles!
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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.Shelia began her publishing career in 1999. Since then, she has set the literary industry ablaze with her dynamic, true to life stories that she calls “perfect stories about imperfect people like you…and me.”​Shelia is passionate about helping others and encourages and promotes people to ‘live their dreams now.’ In 2012, she founded a non profit organization “Black Writers And Book Clubs (BWABC) Literacy Association” with a mission to promote literacy one community at a time. Shelia is also a well-respected freelance book editor.​A much sought after inspirational speaker, Shelia travels near and far sharing her inspirational messages of how to overcome the adversities of life. Having had polio since the age of two, she accepts no excuses and is determined not to let her physical imperfections keep her from her life’s purposes.
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