Welcome back, Sherry. Tell us about your salvation experience.
I was raised in a Christian home and accepted Jesus into my heart right along with Joy Sparton of Parsonage Hill when I was ten years old during a summer family vacation to Snow Mountain Ranch,
You’re planning a writing retreat where you can only have four other authors. Who would they be and why?
I would invite my Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference roommates, the “Sycamore Sisters” as we like to call ourselves, to a writing retreat. We have encouraged each other in our writing journeys for the past decade and are all published authors and dear friends.
Do you have a speaking ministry? If so, tell us about that.
I don’t have a formal speaking ministry, but do enjoy talking with people about the writing process and encouraging others to achieve their dreams.
What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you and how did you handle it?
Oh, boy! Which embarrassing moment should I share? There have been many times over the years when I’ve been embarrassed or done silly things, but the most recent is when I pronounced a “trendy” word wrong in front of my young adult kids (wish I could remember what it was!) Let me tell you, they jumped on it and couldn’t stop laughing. My husband didn’t understand why it was so funny, so it must have been a generational thing. My first tendency is to be defensive, but I joined in and smiled along with them.
People are always telling me that they’d like to write a book someday. I’m sure they do to you, too. What would you tell someone who came up to you and said that?
Yes, people tell me that all the time. I encourage them to take classes and attend writer’s conferences. Talk to people in the industry and ask questions. Just like any profession, it takes time to learn and hone the craft. Years ago, it was frowned upon to self-publish, but now anyone can do it if they put in the hours and hours of work needed to produce a quality book.
Tell us about the featured book.
Capture Me is about two biological sisters raised in two different families. Will an old photograph prompt a reunion?
When Ashley Stevens discovers a box of photos that remind her of her difficult childhood with cancer, she wants to push that box aside while keeping her promise to her adoptive grandmother to create scrapbooks from the pictures in the trunk. A photo of herself as a young child sitting beside a smaller girl continues to haunt her. Who is she and why does the toddler’s face look so much like her own? Between her job at the animal shelter, waiting on a proposal from and her boyfriend of three years, and his troubled family, will Ashley ever discover who the girl is?
There’s nothing Kayla Witherspoon wants more than to quit medical school. After two grueling years, it is time she tell her parents the truth—that she desires to be a fashion designer, not a doctor like them. Adding to her fear of imperfection, a woman claims Kayla has a biological sister. She’s gotten along fine as an only child. Why would she need a sibling now?
Please give us the first page of the book.
Selva Beach, California
Ashley Stevens stood on the front porch and shaded her eyes from the early morning sun. “Here, boy.” Her voice shook with unwanted emotion.
She’d grown attached to the young pup she’d found yesterday wandering up and down the street. Poor thing looked like a cast-off when she spotted him, but a good scrubbing in the metal tub brightened up his beautiful tan coat.
She zipped up her blue sweatshirt, grabbed her car keys off the hook, and slammed the front door on her way out in pursuit of the
Labrador. All God’s creatures deserved a loving home, and
this pooch was no exception.
Sliding behind the wheel of her beat-up station wagon, she put the key in the ignition and peeled out of the driveway down the eucalyptus-lined street toward the beach, her teeth biting the inside of her cheek. “Tanner, where’d you go?”
Once in the parking lot, she scanned the area. A few dogs and their owners were taking their early morning walks.
Please be here.
She rushed to the shore and kicked off her sandals. The air was cool, crisp, and smelled of salt, and the waves crashed against the shore. Moist sand oozed between her toes, and a seagull flew overhead. She jogged up the beach, jumping over kelp and keeping her eyes peeled for the stray.
Ashley loved all the animals at the no-kill animal shelter where she worked and would take home as many as possible. But her grandmother had insisted that no animals were allowed at the beach house and told her as much on the phone the night before.
How can readers find you on the Internet?
I love to connect with my readers! You can visit me at my website, and on these social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
Thank you, Sherry, for sharing this new book with my blog readers and me. I always love your books.
Readers, here is a link to pre-order the book.Capture Me
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