Monday, February 27, 2012

The Return of "Pearls, Books, and Tea"

The SophistiKat's Book Club is BACK!!
For March we introduce you to another NEW author Shella Gillus and book "The Loom" that takes us back in time with a story not uncommon for the era.

Shella Gillus fell in love with the arts as a child. By age ten, she wrote her first chapter book, a three-act play and performed in several theatrical shows.  During her teenage years, she penned and performed in plays for her local church and organized a series of summer self-esteem workshops for underprivileged youth in South Tucson.

Shella earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Arizona and Screen Actor’s Guild membership while working in the film industry in Los Angeles. Under the tutelage of a skilled playwright, she honed her skills as a writer before becoming a professional actress for Childsplay, an award-winning theatre company. 

Shella was crowned Miss Black Heritage, 1st runner-up Miss Black Arizona, Miss Congeniality, Copper Bowl Princess and University of Arizona Homecoming Royalty. 
She has made two appearances on the Oprah Winfrey show. 
The Loom is her fiction debut. She lives with her husband, Stacey, and their two children, Spencer and Staci, in Dallas.

A slave is torn between the love she has and the life she doesn’t.
Lydia was a common slave with a common life until the day she entered a world no slave had gone before. Pale skin and deceit opened the door to wealth and a power she had only dreamed of. 
But what she didn’t count on was falling in love. 
What she didn’t realize was life was not always black or white.

Purchase your copy from Amazon

We will meet and discuss the book at the end of March. 
I will announce the Date, Time, and Location.

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