Interview with R.D. Sherrill

What are you working on next?
I am presently working on three projects. First, editors are working on my next book, Murder U (to be released this summer) while I work on the sequel to Friday Night Frights. I am also working on a prequel to my first novel, Red Dog Saloon.
Who are your favorite authors?
Stephen King was always my favorite although his endings leave a lot to be desired. He is one reason that my books have interesting endings.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm big into athletics despite reaching the half century mark. When I'm not writing I am playing ball or working out.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote was what you could call fan fiction. I wrote a five page Perry Mason mystery when I was 12. My mom shared it with her co-workers and they loved it.
What is your writing process?
I sit in my hot tub at night and think out the plots and characters. Then, I put the words on the page while I sit on my front porch,. Without the hot tub I would not be a writer.
How do you approach cover design?
A friend and co-worker of mine named Seth Wright is a graphic design artists. He does all my covers.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I enjoy speaking to groups like civic clubs. They are generally very responsive and most usually buy books.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up right here in McMinnville, TN. My hometown is the inspiration for most of my books.
When did you first start writing?
I've wrote for the newspaper in my hometown for 25 years. However, I didn't start novel writing until about two years ago.
Published 2015-01-02.
Smashwords Interviews are created by the profiled author, publisher or reader.

Books by This Author

Fatal Vision
Price: Free! Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
An accident has given Cole the ability to see through the eyes of others. However, the gift turns to a curse when he sees through the eyes of the wrong person. Now, the last thing he may witness is his own murder.