Wednesday, August 14, 2013

ENTRUSTED - Sherry Rummler - One Free Book

Sherry Rummler is a graduate of Carroll University in Wisconsin.

She is the proud mother of two fine young men. Blissfully married to her best friend, she resides in Wisconsin with her husband, where one son has left the nest to pursue a college degree and the other is on the cusp of spreading his wings to take flight. She is currently working on her next novel.

Readers, today I'm interviewing another debut author. Welcome, Sherry.Tell us how much of yourself you write into your characters.
The characters are very individual and reveal themselves and their personalities as they are written. I have the ability to feel what others feel without having the experience. It’s both a gift and a curse.

What is the quirkiest thing you have ever done?
Sometimes my son and I talk in character voices to each other like we are from another country. (And I wonder why he’s pursuing a music theater/acting degree??) Humph!?

When did you first discover that you were a writer?
When my second son was born, I wrote my first short story. It was a gift for my Aunt and Uncle. It will never be published but was very important for me to share my heart with them. He’s since passed away I’m so glad he had a chance to read it.

Tell us the range of the kinds of books you enjoy reading.
I am a fiction junkie. I love mystery but I also love a good love story. The ones that have characters stay with you and you wonder more about them … I love that!

How do you keep your sanity in our run, run, run world?
SIMPLIFY!  I don’t have interest in things. Or fashion for that matter. Everything I buy I ask myself, “Is this a need or a want?” Nine times out of ten I don’t buy. I also have a deep faith in God and love spending time in His creation.

How do you choose your characters’ names?
Honestly they come to me along with their personalities. Very rare do I change a character name once they’ve hit the page.

I only did that once in all my 30+ books, but the character wouldn’t let me keep calling him the one name. What is the accomplishment that you are most proud of?
Raising two fine young men, I’m very proud of them. They are kind and loving. What more could a mother want? Of course I’m also proud that Entrusted is now out. It really is like having another baby!

If you were an animal, which one would you be, and why?
I’m a Leo, so I guess I have to say Lion. I’m obsessed with my hair! Ha!

What is your favorite food?
The better question would be, what food don’t you like? If only you could see my growing waistline!

What is the problem with writing that was your greatest roadblock, and how did you overcome it?
Getting Entrusted to from published to READ. It’s great being a debut author; however what good is it to be a writer that’s never been read?  I haven’t overcome this yet. … I’d love to hear your tips! Lol!

Join American Christian Fiction Writers national organization if you haven’t.
Network with other writers.
Be sure your book is well-edited.
Follow God’s guidance in every endeavor.

Tell us about the featured book.
The book is a work of fiction. It is a novel based on a on a young single mother who is tested through various relationships and worldly challenges. Through these challenges her experiences test her faith but ultimately give her the fortitude to carry through and find love. Yes there is also romance in this novel. I think readers will be drawn to Entrusted because the novel takes the characters through tough times which make it applicable and relatable. Many readers who are parents say it is a must read … the book was written for women, a bit of a chick-lit. The biggest surprise is that men are enjoying the novel as well.

Anna Bertram was not prepared for this. Not after all she had been through. A mothers love, so deep; wasn’t it her job to protect? Anna had poured her heart and soul into raising Justin. When he unexpectedly dropped out of her life, she was left devastated. 

Was it fate?

A chance meeting with a young soldier on a beach in Maine, who had left a pocket-sized book in the sand, a photograph tucked neatly inside. The photograph portrayed two soldiers in Army fatigues, one being the soldier, the other her son Justin. With this clue, Anna is desperate to find the soldier who could possibly lead to her estranged son. Is it too late to reclaim the close relationship they once shared?

Mistakenly Anna believed she was responsible for her sons future. In her zealous search to reunite, she finds the unexpected, love and forgiveness. Journey with Anna, as she learns to let go and surrender to divine destiny. And give thanks for the gift that she was entrusted.

Please give us the first page of the book.

It could be Justin. “He’d be Justin’s age,” Anna contemplated while perched on a jagged rock on the coast of Maine, her face turned to avoid the sun. Her eyes followed a young man in a baseball cap playing with his dog. She watched as he tossed the stick out to sea and knelt down in anticipation for the black Labrador to come and drop it at his feet. She shook her head to ignore the thought.

Anna breathed the salty air and let it fully fill her lungs. The gentle misty breeze tickled her cheeks and wrapped her golden curls about her face. Since Anna had been a child, this was her escape place, the place that would summon peace and surround like a warm hug. It was the only place she could live in the exact minute; take everything around her in, the closest thing to heaven on earth. Anna was glad she had made the trip to experience this moment. She could almost hear her own childlike giggle as pictures formed in her mind. She remembered her older sister, Holly, jumping the rocks, her wind whipping her dark mass of curls, being careful not to fall in the tide pools that lingered between the sharp rocks. Holly’s tender olive eyes had twinkled as she reached out her hand for Anna’s grasp.

Anna smiled as she reflected on the moment. She could almost feel Holly with her again. The memory quickly faded as the tide receded from shore and pulled the stones along with it.

Anna watched as a large wave pounced and sprayed the children playing in the rocks below and heard their squeals of delight. She saw him again. “It really could be Justin.” Every young man who looked like a recent high school graduate could be her son.

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Anonymous said...

would love to win. Angel from KY

Britney Adams said...

ENTRUSTED sounds like a wonderful book! Thank you for sharing!!

Britney Adams, TX

mongupp said...

Sounds intriguing! I love a family mystery!

Monica, Ontario

Jo said...

I would love to read this book.

Jo from Southern Arizona

Linda Kish said...

I would love to win a copy of this book.


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Mary Preston said...

I'm looking forward to reading ENTRUSTED. Great first page thank you.

Mary P


bonton said...

Enjoyed your blog post, Sherry. Wonderful storyline - would love to read your book. Am trying to acquire your habit of simplifying.



Unknown said...

Hello Readers!

Thank you for your generous time and reviews! I am humbled...

In Christ's light and love,
Sherry Rummler

Unknown said...

"Entrusted" sounds great. Would love to win. I enjoyed the interview. Thank you for entering me in the giveaway.

Barbara (Louisiana)

sm said...

Single Moms are my heroes, doing a job day after day, with very little help and encouragement or relief. Hope to win and read your book and trust you'll do well as a novelist. sharon, CA wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jean said...

Wow! Sounds like one of those books you have a hard time putting down! Would love to win it.

Jean Kropid
West Palm Beach, FL

Shopgirl said...

This sounds fascinating! I'd love to win. I'm in MN.

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me!!
Sharon Richmond Bryant