Interview with Sherrie Lynn

Published 2023-02-27.
When did you first start writing?
Around 1987, after leaving my hospital job, I seriously started writing for publication. But I wrote my first short story when I was seven years old.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Filling in my time with something productive and informative. Which could account for my writing both fiction and non-fiction. Short Stories are now popular again thanks to eBooks.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on the Westside of Chicago. It was a different Westside as opposed to how it is now. The neighborhood was multicultural with no dominant race. However, that seems to be reversing again. My novel, A Forward Motion is inspired by my parent's history as part of 'The Great Migration' but for the most part, my teenage years screaming over the Jackson Five. The stand-alone, five-episode novella series, 'Inside A Writer's Life,' provides even more details of that era.
What have you learned since becoming a writer?
The first thing I learned while promoting the first book is, readers don't care how the book came about, they want to know if it's worth reading. I have to say as an avid reader growing up, I started coming across too many books that lack substance and knew I could produce something way better.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans remind you how many other people enjoy reading and revere authors. It's so refreshing. Telling the fiction story I wanted to tell was the priority and appreciate being appreciated. Thank You.
What do you read for pleasure?
I prefer contemporary romances with a happy ending but in recent years not impressed with what I've come across. I like characters that are educated, pursuing higher education, or artistic in some way. I also like self-development books that provide better insight into life and people.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I always hear good things from fellow authors about Smashwords and decided to give it a try.
What are you working on next?
Actually, I'm taking an indefinite vacation from writing however like many writers there is a folder full of various rough drafts too close to finishing to not finish, including my first science fiction project which has been a challenge. I have various other hobbies I explore, like video production, page design, photography, and yes crocheting baby blankets lol.
Name the books you'd like to see made into a movie?
A Forward Motion by Sherrie Lynn
Backstage Pass, The Jade Sheldon Story by Sherrie Lynn
A Social Experiment, a short story by Sherrie Lynn
Work Ethic by S. Lynn - I see this story as a weekly TV series showcasing how much can be accomplished by having a good work ethic.
Check Out My Author Central for a link to all my books:
What other goals do you hope to accomplish?
That question reminds me of the original title of the novel, Backstage Pass...
'In Seach of A Quiet Place' ... and in my estimation translate into a Modern Penthouse Apartment, rent-free, Hoveround friendly.
Seriously, I would love to see one of my books turned into a major motion picture.

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Books by This Author

Work Ethic
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,880. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Lynn is known for her edgy but educated ambitious but God-fearing characters. She delivers once again with the novella, ‘Work-Ethic’ Amani is determined to follow her dream of one day owning her own spa resort. Neighborhood best friend, Quinn is determined to make her dream come true.
Every Blue Moon
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,770. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Romantic Comedy
Detective Avery Louis and well-known, Sakira Kelly meet with a mutual instant attraction, but something isn’t right. She begins to wonder if Avery Louis is the man he really says he is and convinced a good man comes around every blue moon.
Tyre & the Twins
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Romance, Fiction » Inspirational
Tyre is struggling to keep his business up and running. Breona quit her job as a police detective but struggle to detach herself from an abusive ex-boyfriend. Bobby would love a moment of peace and quiet. Their tumultuous worlds collide. Can unbelievable luck make the difference they need?
Shaleah Hart & Eddie Lancing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Eddie Lancing was her High School boyfriend and the love of Shaleah’s life. But Eddie had been too unreliable and eventually had to give him the space he needed. Now years later Eddie is back in town for a visit. Will Eddie turn out to be the man she always hoped he was?
A Social Experiment
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 6,510. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman, Fiction » Urban
After months of getting to know each other through an exclusive dating service, fashion designer Felicity and business mogul Ronan take a leap of faith. But will her impassioned followers allow it when a social experiment spirals out of control?