Paperback Writer is pleased to introduce our author for today, Author Shay Bills, author of Is Your Ghost Holy? She joins us on her virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion.
SYNOPSISDiscover how His Word shatters residue of doubt and uncertainty. Learn how to walk in the POWER of the Holy Ghost, by applying the WORD of God and trusting His promises. His Holy Spirit will awaken and reveal the hidden crevasses of your heart, mind and soul and fill you with His wisdom. Called by some, “a spiritual journey,” Bills’ leaves no stone unturned when removing the superficial layers of spirituality. Once read, you will walk boldly and confidently in the knowledge that your inner man is holy, therefore, you are called to holiness, according to Scripture. From uncovering Truth, to understanding your Purpose, you will conclude this book having gained more wisdom, knowledge and power of the Holy Ghost that dwells inside of you.
Is Your Ghost Holy?, will transform your mind.
Is Your Ghost Holy?, will renew the right spirit within you.
Is Your Ghost Holy?, will teach you to take the road less traveled.
Is Your Ghost Holy?, will encourage you to rise up and stand firm on the Word.
Is Your Ghost Holy?, will make your heart receptive to the leading of the Holy Ghost.
Is Your Ghost Holy?, is now available on Amazon.com and is soon to be available in fine bookstores everywhere, and on numerous online bookstores.
BIOShay Bills is an anointed woman of God, born and raised in Paris, Texas by her late grandmother Bettie L. King. Bills and her husband Terry have three children. Recognized by many as a powerful speaker, teacher, and motivator, Evangelist Bills is truly a chosen vessel of the Lord. She shares her insightful and thought-provoking message to women’s ministries and speaks to the hearts of both young and old.
Gifted in many areas, she wears many hats well. She is a natural educator, holding a Bachelor’s degree in English, a Master’s degree in Education Administration with Principal Certification, both from Texas A & M University in Commerce. She taught high school English for eight years and has experience as an Assistant Principal. She is a Texas Licensed Realtor with Century 21 Harvey Properties and Lighthouse Learning Daycare Center owner with Directors’ Credentials from the State of Oklahoma. Evangelist Bills obediently makes full proof of her ministry and is currently promoting her newly released book, Is Your Ghost Holy? Eight Principles for Evaluating Your Walk in the Spirit.
An entrepreneur at heart, Evangelist Bills continues to support the improvement and success of her community through the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce, the United Way, Diversity Task Force Committee, Leadership Lamar County, Paris I.S.D. Leadership, and the Paris Education Foundation. Bills is also the founder and director of ZION Daughters of Destiny, a mentoring program for young girls ages 15-18 that seeks to Instruct, Improve and Empower Young Girls to Excellence.
You can find Shay online at http://www.shaybills.com
Hi Evangelist Shay Bills
Welcome to Paperback Writer.
PBW: Would you share with us how you came up with the idea for your book?
SB: I must say that it didn’t start as an idea. A few years ago, the Lord provided an opportunity for me to speak to an audience using the title, which is now the title of the book, Is Your Ghost Holy? The Lord used me to share with the audience how He desires for His children to be Holy for He is Holy. So after that speaking opportunity, the message lingered and I continued to study and write because at the time it was helping me grow spiritually. Years past and then last year, the Holy Spirit said to me it was time to publish.
PBW: Was it a light bulb moment or something that you thought about for a very long time?
SB: I have known since around age 13 that one day I was going to author a book. At the time is was just a goal and for many years it just stayed on the list. I never set out to jot down when and what genre I would publish, I just knew that it was a goal for a long time. Once the Lord gave me the green light to publish, I immediately thought about my list of goals and that clarifying moment brought to my remembrance the Lord saying, “He will give you the desires of your heart.”
PBW: How did you come up with the title?
SB: Years ago the Lord used me to speak and the subject of the engagement was, “Is Your Ghost Holy?” From their on, the title stayed with me and I continued to study and research the Holy Spirit because doing so became such a help to me and walk in the Spirit.
PBW: How did you find an agent and publisher?
SB: I do not have an agent. I did research agents and spoke with a couple before I decided not to take one on for this first publication. I would advise everyone to do what is best for them and I do believe agents provide a great wealth of information vital for the success of a book. For publishers, take your time and research their credentials. I researched publishers for three months online and I talked with at least three different representatives. The self-publishing market is competitive right now; use that fact to your advantage by asking for more in the form of promotion and marketing.
PBW: Who reads your work in progress?
SB: As a former high school English teacher, I fortunately have three colleagues that read my work in progress as well as my former pastor.
PBW: Who made a difference in the book’s quality?
SB: I contribute the quality of my book to several factors. First, I think the scriptural foundation provides soundness and reliability. Secondly, I believe my former pastor’s forward to the book provides credibility among the Christian sect. Thirdly, the editing and proofreading company was instrumental in providing correction and accuracy to chapters in the book.
PBW: How long did it take you to complete the first draft?
SB: It took me approximately a year to complete the first draft simply because I didn’t know initially it was going to result in a published book. I was originally just writing because it was helping me. About six months into the writing, I realized it was going to result into a manuscript.
PBW: How long did it take from start to publication?
SB: It took about a year from start to publication. I am glad it took so long and I am so glad I took my time and researched the different companies. It’s so important to select a publishing company that fits your needs and not on price. I almost made a mistake looking at price and not at value or services.
PBW: Do you have any advice for new authors?
SB: New authors are advised to do what I did this past year, take your time. Work at your own pace and don’t be afraid to self-publish. Remember publishing your first book is just like making a first impression; you only get one chance so make it a good one.
Thank you, Shay Bills for stopping by Paperback Writer on your virtual book tour. I wish you continued success through the rest of you tour.
Thank you so much. I really appreciate the opportunity to share my work with you. Your viewers can visit me at shaybills and they can order my book at www.amazon.com, www.BlackCBC.com, www.target.com and where fine books are sold. God bless.
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