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Contact us

Louisiana
Center for the Book

Celebrating Readers, Writers and Their Books

If you are looking for Information on author submission criteria, follow this link or email the Louisiana Book Festival Office with questions concerning author submissions.

SEND US EMAIL
(225) 219 - 9503
Louisiana Center for the Book
701 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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Shelia M. Goss
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Shelia M. Goss is a national bestselling author and a 2012 Emma Award Finalist. She has over fifteen books in print. She 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…”   Shelia also writes under the pen name Sparkle.

Sade's Secret (Sweet 16 Diaries)

There's nothing sweet about turning sixteen as three friends will soon find out. Fifteen-year-old Sade Washington has been harboring a secret from her two best friends, Crystal Jackson and Dena Bradford. Her secret is threatened to be revealed when she discovers she's pregnant. Once Sade's secret is out, it causes a wedge between her and her mother Joyce. Distraught at her mother's reactions, Sade toils with a love/hate relationship with her. Joyce struggles with keeping peace in her household. The relationship between her daughter and live-in boyfriend, Calvin has her in an emotional turmoil. Joyce is determined to make their home a happy one by any means necessary. Sade attempts to have a normal teen life, but as she turns sixteen, reality hits her head on. She must make choices that will not only affect her future, but that of her unborn child. Sade's Secret takes the reader on an emotional ride as it deals with a strong subject matter and the dynamics of mother-daughter relationships.

 

2:45 PM – 3:15 PM

State Library, Capitol View Room

Book Talk

Sade’s Secret

 

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

Barnes & Noble Tent

Book Signing