Interview with Sherrie Miranda

What is your writing process?
I write my 1st draft by hand, usually in 1st person POV. I may type it into the PC in 1st person too. Later I may change it to 3rd person POV. I rewrite, revise and edit several times. Joyce Carol Oates recommends seven times and that is about what I do.
I actually think I should have revised and edited a couple more times before sending it to the editor. LIVE AND LEARN!
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I am pretty sure the first novel I read completely was "Ragtime." It is interesting because my husband plays Ragtime, so I had some knowledge of Scott Joplin and his music before we met.
How do you approach cover design?
I engaged a cover designer that was recommended to me. I told her what my story was about and she sent me five thumbnails. I knew for sure I wanted the cover design I now have on "Secrets & Lies in El Salvador." She made a couple adjustments to the font. And then later, I added the subtitle. Other than those changes, it is exactly like she first designed it.
I had considered putting a map of El Salvador on the inside. Since she put a map on the cover, I did not need that page which is a good thing as I would have had to get permission to include it in the book.
Published 2015-02-10.
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Books by This Author

Secrets and Lies in El Salvador
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,760. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Secrets and Lies in El Salvador exposes death and destruction at every turn, but also validates the power of love, and embodies the gift of hope. A gripping account of a photojournalist's experiences in Central America, this novel is about the relationships forged on her bewildering first visit.