MEET THE AUTHOR  SHERI LYN

  1. Have the main character of your last novel introduce you to our readers.

Sheri is horrible at remembering our names, but she’s a great listener and doesn’t force us into anything. She lets us control the story, which let’s face it can be problematic.  She is a hopeless romantic and loves to wrangle us into awkward situations.

  1. Without giving us spoilers introduce your latest and greatest novel or work in progress and let us know which it is and if it’s a WIP let us know when it goes live.

My latest story comes out in Sept. I co-wrote it with my sister Cassidy K. O’Connor.  In the story, my character is a human turned shifter. He has to battle his own prejudices and learn to work with his new partner to stop a string of child abductions.

  1. What do you like best about your main character in your latest and greatest or WIP from above?

He’s not perfect, but he’s willing to give people a chance and not let his self-hatred destroy a chance at a new life.

  1. Tell us a little about one of your side characters from your latest and greatest WIP?

There are a bunch of side characters that feature in this story but my fav would have to be the bartender.  He’s hysterical!

  1. How did you come up with your idea for the above story?

My sister and I decided to write a story together and she stumbled upon a cover and showed it to me. We fell in love and created a story that would work with the cover.

  1. What was your writing plan for this book or WIP?

Cassidy dragged me to Starbucks every weekend where we’d open the story in Google docs and write together. It was fun to wait for her character to reply to something mine did or said.  It made the story unique.

  1. How do you handle writer’s block?

If I’m stuck I go back up and rework the story. It’s usually because somewhere something went off the rails. Once I fix that it usually starts flowing again.

  1. Do you have a secret writing ritual and what is it?

Only if Starbucks counts 😉  I get the most writing done when I’m there without the constant distractions of my 3 dogs.

  1. What is your writing snack?

Coffee and anything I can grab and put in my mouth without unwrapping. 

  1. What do you do when you’re not writing?

Read, play with my dogs, read and hang out with my family/friends.

  1. What is your favorite season and why?

Fall, hands down.  It’s as close to a season change as we can get in Florida

  1. What is your favorite genre to read and what do you like about it?

YA is my guilty pleasure. I’m not really sure why I love it so much tbh. Maybe because it takes me back to a time when life was simpler…well compared to what some of these characters go through at least.

  1. Do you have a writer’s mission statement? What is it?

No. I’ve never even considered that as a writer.  Is that something other writers do?

  1. What do you listen to when you write? How does it help to put you in the mood?

Just whatever music is on at Starbucks. I tend to get distracted easily. So I prefer quiet for the most part. I think it helps me hear the voices clearer;)

JULY QUESTION OF THE MONTH

What event would you say changed your life?

I’m not sure there is just 1 thing.  There were many small things that led me down different paths I probably wouldn’t have taken. Meeting the right people at the right time has been a huge impact on my life.