Interview with Sheri Timmons

When did you first start writing?
I loved to write for as long as I can remember. I think it was kindergarten. I was supposed to write five sentences - and I wrote a story! The teacher said I did too much. I remember my mom telling her she should be happy I enjoyed the assignment enough to write more than five sentences. My mom told me to never stop writing. She made me feel so proud of my story.
What motivated you to become a published author?
Once I began opening up about my battle with depression and PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), I was saddened at how many people felt isolated, alone, and ashamed. I wanted others to know they weren't alone and that there's hope for better just hold on and push through.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing is free therapy - and Lord knows I need it! I get to release all of that heavy baggage. The most rewarding is when someone says "Thank you" and tells me I've given them the courage to hold on, the courage to get help. That is a humbling and amazing feeling.
What do your fans/followers mean to you?
Oh wow... My fans / my supporters... They make this whole journey worth it. They remind me to embrace life. They make my days brighter!
What are you working on next?
I'm putting together a coaching program for moms. My boys are also keeping me busy with their series of books about Autism.
Who are some of your favorite authors?
My sons, Jonathan and Titus Timmons, of course! (Smiles) My all-time favorite book is the Holy Bible, so I guess that's a LOT of different authors.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My kids, my husband, and knowing that God has given me this amazing assignment to help others heal and live a life that is joyful.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your "free" time?
I love to read and spend time with my family. I enjoy going on walks and listening to some great music.
What is your writing process?
I'm all over the place! Sometimes, I can sit and write thousands of words. At other times, I'm lucky if I complete a sentence.
Describe your desk or preferred writing atmosphere.
A nice, neat desk with total silence. I get totally lost in what I'm writing and don't like to be distracted.
Do you prefer eBooks or print? Why?
Print. There's just something about the way a good book feels in my hands...
Published 2016-07-10.
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Books by This Author

In a World of People, I Stand Alone: PTSD and Autism Up Close
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 15,550. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2016 by Pearly Gates Publishing LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Autism spectrum disorders, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
Walk with Sheri Timmons as she tells of her journey of being diagnosed with PTSD while, at the same time, raising a child diagnosed with Autism. Learn how the unconditional love of her family, learning how to forgive herself and others, reliance on her faith, and unwavering love for God was able to bring her peace - the same peace YOU can obtain.