National Book Award Finalist Shelia P. Moses started writing at age six and never stopped. After retiring from the Speakers Bureau- where she represented the likes of Bill Duke, Danny Glover, and Planetwood- Moses started writing full-time. Since, 1994 she has written fourteen books, including The Legend of Buddy Bush which not only won her a NBA nomination, but the Coretta Scott King Honoree Award. The sequel The Baptism earned her an invitation to read for President George Bush at the National Book Festival. In 2000, she wrote Dick Gregory's memoirs Callus on My Soul and directed his tribute at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. 


Her first contemporary novel Joseph was nominated for the NAACP Image Award in 2009 and earned her another invitation to the National Book Festival. Her new novel The Sittin' Up will be released in January 2014 by Penguin Books. Shelia is currently rewriting her play Ain't No God in Hollywood and working on her next novel After The First Frost. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.