Spotlight On Sheri Lynn
Sheri Lynn Spotlight Interview
Sheri Lynn, also writes as Sheridan Knight, is a USA Today best-selling author. She writes romance across several genres-contemporary, vampire, Western, futuristic/post-apocalyptic, historical fantasy, and a few novellas she categorizes as historical suspense. A hopeless romantic, she can find a happily ever after in most situations and settings. First published in 2015, she has followed with over thirty additional single or anthology titles.
Growing up an Army brat, her childhood consisted of moving every three years until her father retired to Alabama. Currently she splits time between Alabama, Florida, and Wyoming with her husband, two golden retrievers, a chihuahua and a turtle.
How many different genres do you write?
I write romance, but in several sub-genres. If I get inspired, I go with it. My westerns and pirate story involved a lot of research. I don’t want to be the writer who gets their facts incorrect. I tend to fall into research loops I can’t get out of. When I write sci-fi/post-apocalyptic or historical fantasy, I can take it wherever I want and create my own worlds.
Tell us about the type of characters you love to write about.
My characters deal with real life issues and insecurities. My heroines are independent, goal-oriented, and usually not looking for love and certainly not welcoming it. My heroes are generally protective, strong, handsome of course, and devoted. My characters get a happy ending, but it’s not an easy road.
Do you have a new book or series?
I have something a little different releasing at the end of June. It’s more of a contemporary thriller romance, Shattering Desire.
I have a novella in My Heart Belongs in Deadwood: A Wild Deadwood Reads #WDR2022 EXCLUSIVE PRINT Anthology, now through June 30th, 2022, is here! My Heart Belongs in Deadwood Anthology (google.com)
About my story: The Splendor and Secrets of Sunny Creek
Horace Harrison spent almost two decades journeying the Great West before deciding in 1874 to plant his roots in South Dakota. He sends for his seventeen-year-old daughter, Winifred, to join him and they start a ranch of their own. The two-hour ride between them and the rough and unlawful town of Deadwood doesn’t safeguard them from suffering its wickedness.
Margaret Jean Miller left Minnesota in 1878 with her parents and a group traveling to Oregon. Arriving in Deadwood, she gets separated from them. She endures scandalous abuse before escaping and finding refuge in the home of the very woman she was mistaken for, Winifred Harrison.
It’s 2022, and Jeannie, an Alabama resident, learns she is a descendant of deeded property in South Dakota. Though disbelieving and disinterested, she heeds the advice of her employer and the enthusiasm of her best friend and decides to view it.
Sunny creek is spectacular. It is enchanting. It carries many secrets. Secrets that like the creek flow continuously. Secrets that unlike the creek, run deep.
You’re killing me Smalls or Lighten up Francis. Not sure if you wanted one of mine, but those are the first two that come to mind because I use them every day.
What do you do when you just don’t feel like writing?
If I have a deadline, I set an obtainable word count goal. I force myself to move forward. Any words are better than no words.
What do you like to read? Do you have a favorite genre?
When I was younger, I read mostly romance. I think for awhile and currently, I gravitate to mystery suspense.
Do you have any comfort characters or characters that must go into your stories?
I don’t think so. My heroines do usually have a close friend or sister who is less inhibited to my heroine and encourages her to take a chance.
What do you do to go beyond your comfort zone when it comes to writing and life?
Read reviews. I know authors who preach to never do it, but if I can gather good constructive criticism from even one, it’s valuable.
Will you be attending any book signings or conventions?
I am attending Capital City Author Event in Montgomery, Alabama May 21-22, 2022.
Wild Deadwood Reads in Deadwood, South Dakota, June 18, 2022.
Space Coast Book Lovers in Cape Canaveral, Florida June 23-26, 2022.
What's something about you -- personality traits, habits, background, etc that has been useful in your writing?
As a military brat, I lived in a lot of different states and overseas. I am also lucky to have had the opportunity to travel. I’m a stickler for doing research in my stories if needed (especially historical), but it’s a bonus to be able to draw from my own experiences. My book, West End Wonder, takes place on the island of Roatan, Honduras. I spent a lot of time there from around 2006 – 2009. I changed the names of the bars and resorts, but they were places I frequented. The scooter accident is based on a true event. As were the conditions of the two-room hospital and the surgery.
I also write about Alabama as I spent most of my life there. I enjoy small town, rural living and it emerges in my writing.
Please give us the following contact information:
Personal web page: https://sherilynnauthor.com
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