For the month of September, All the Blog’s a Page (AtBaP) is looking at authors who have been put into the genre “young adult fiction.” Up next is an author I’ve known for years now and have enjoyed for her adult fiction; now, she brings her literary talents into the YA realm with her Lip Gloss Chronicles, Shelia Goss.
About Splitsville: The Lip Gloss Chronicles, Vol. 2:
The divas are back. Jasmine, Britney and Sierra’s world is filled with drama at Plano High.
DJ Johnson has been spreading nasty rumors that threaten to ruin Jasmine’s reputation. Jasmine’s home life is in turmoil too. Her parents are in the midst of a divorce, and she’s taking it hard. As if all that weren’t bad enough, Jasmine soon finds herself involved in drama that makes the situations with DJ and her parents seem like child’s play.
When asked Why write teen fiction, Goss replied, “I’ve actually wanted to write a teen fiction book since being a teenager and reading Nancy Drew. My friends’ teens love books like Gossip Girl, The Clique, Private, etc., so I decided that I would write a series where the main characters were minorities but grew up in middle to upper class households. The stories are reality based and although entertaining, each book in The Lip Gloss Chronicles series deals with issues that some teens face.”
Come by AtBaP to continue reading Shelia Goss’ thoughts on YA fiction, her series…and to read an excerpt of her latest literary offering!