Interview with Sherrie Lynn

Published 2020-12-01.
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. Some of my overall experiences at that hospital are saturated throughout my writings. I was always fascinated by the school library, later the public libraries that have changed considerably over the years. My first Kindle was a Christmas gift and made full use of it, including borrowing ebooks from the public library. Anyone who loves books as much as me, and as opinionated as I am...lol, should be a writer right?
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 than opposed to how it is now. The neighborhood was multi-cultural with no dominant race. My novel, A Forward Motion is inspired by my parent's history as part of 'The Great Migration' but for the most part, my teen-age 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?
Fan's remind you your world does not consist of only evil spirited or very strange people. A reminder that some people do actually read. It's so refreshing. Also, a true test if someone actually read your book with comprehension. With a novel like A Forward Motion, 100k words, a coming-of-age interracial romance set in the '70s, this can be a good ten-minute conversation as so much happen in this book that spans many years. My second favorite so far.
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-help 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 and focusing on other things.
The following are projects I would eventually like to see happen one day.

Science Fiction Series- many years into the future where the world has changed in unimaginable ways. My vision of the way the world should be.
An Author's View On Religion
An Author's View On Social Etiquette
Name the books you'd like to see made into a box office movie?
A Forward Motion by Sherrie Lynn
Backstage Pass, The Jade Sheldon Story by Sherrie Lynn
A Modern Romance The short story, 'A Social Experiment' by Sherrie Lynn
Work Ethic by S. Lynn - I see this novella 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: https://www.amazon.com/Sherrie-Lynn/e/B00LO15TMI
What other goals do you hope to accomplish?
Hanging out on youtube, I've come across some interesting projects that sparked the idea to create a video soap opera. Ideas come and go but learning video production takes up enough spare time.

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Books by This Author

Work Ethic
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,880. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
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: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,770. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Avery Louis and Sakira Kelly meet with a mutual instant attraction, but can either have the patients required and trust in God to make it work?
A Modern Romance 2
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
Tyre's luck start to change after meeting former police detective, Breona Wells and her twin.
A Modern Romance 1
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Will Shaleah Hart and Eddie Lancing find their way back to each other after years of being apart?
A Modern Romance 4
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,510. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Felicitee take a leap of faith after meeting Ronan Babtiste through an exclusive dating service. Would society's issues change if in 2016 half the world was convinced they discovered the only true daughter of God? This is what happen to Felicitee as a result of a social experiment spiraling out of control. Felicitee know she is a mortal being who desire to love and be loved.