Interview with Sherrie Lynn

What's the story behind your latest book?
For a very long time I wanted a short book on how to market my books but such books at that time were thick with information overload and now considered outdated with eBooks taking over the publishing world. We want information fast, short and to the point. 'An Author's View On Book Marketing' deliver just that. Pull out what works best for you, the type of book you are marketing and your budget. Share this page with any author's you may know.
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.
What do you read for pleasure?
I love contemporary romances with a happy ending. I like characters that are educated, pursuing a higher education or artistic in some way. I also like self-help books that provide better insight to life and people.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fan's remind you your world does not consist of only evil spirited or very strange people. This is the 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 70's, this will be a good twenty to forty-five minute conversation as so much happen in this book that span many years. My second favorite book so far.
When did you first start writing?
After being stressed out working at a hospital for ten years. The story I haven't wrote. Around 1987 I started seriously writing for publication.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The first thing I learned marketing the first book is, readers don't care how the book came about, they want to know is it worth reading. My first book was allegedly released through a traditional publisher. After that I tried traditional publishing again but as the years went on, authors who went this route started to complain so much I was thinking why bother. Some author's need that validation. Today you end up doing your own marketing either way.
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 then apposed to how it is now. The neighborhood was multi-cultural with no dominant race. My novel, A Forward Motion is inspired by my parents history as part of 'The Great Migration' and my teen-age years screaming over the Jackson Five. The memoir provide even more details of that era including an alleged, French and Native American heritage. If I hadn't wrote these 2 books years ago, today I wouldn't remember most of that.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I always hear good things from fellow author's about Smashwords and decided to give it a try. Smashwords is now competing with a number of similar websites but can be the one gem every author is looking for when it come's to marketing their books.
What are you working on next?
From the Modern Romance Suspense series, IN TOO DEEP! Veteran international spies, Kess and Javen want out of the agency but may find that impossible to accomplish.
MIXTAPE is about Rapper Writer Stone and the educated preachers' daughter Grace, slow tumultuous rise to stardom.
An Author's View On Religion
An Author's View On Discretion
An Author's View On Social Etiquette
This is all wishful thinking of course. Some closer to completion than other's. Suggestions Welcome. Share this interview with friends, family and fellow authors. (TIA)
What other goals do you hope to accomplish?
Well, I discovered the hard way that after growing up in a house, apartment life is not for me. A soundproof Penthouse Lakeview condo with a private elevator and outdoor space has been a long time dream goal. My non-fiction grow out of my frustration with some people's self-serving or unrealistic expectations. I love my fiction books and hopefully illustrate the growing lack of discretion and diplomacy. For example the need to exploit violence in every aspect of human existence. Super Hero or not, future history will remember this time period as our version of the dark ages. It is a struggle to avoid crime drama's, negative news reports and vicious video games. To our own detriment. In my suspense no one gets killed. Nothing graphic. It's not necessary. The Star Trek series focused on diplomacy and different types of people working together. At least they tried. Today you can't trust anyone long enough to get to this point.
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 4 'A Social Experiment' by Sherrie Lynn
Inside A Writer's Life, My Grandfather's House. 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.
Peace & Blessings
Author S. Lynn
Published 2018-05-05.
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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.