Interview with Sherridon Lyons-Verse

What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are my sisters, my mothers, my best friends, they are the women I cheer for. They are people with whom I share a common bond-- being loved genuinely.
Why a book about "Relationship"?
It's what every TV show, Talk show and most conversations on Social Media revovles around. Its the conversation of almonst every Singles MInistry. Its the hearts desire of most women, and often the cause of most heartbreak and dysfunction. Rebuilding our faith in relationship and reminding us of the responsiblity we carry in them.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am also a visual artist and spend time creating using oils, pastels,digital enhancement and charcoal. I am an inspirational speaker with focus on mentoring single women. My teaching methods are faith based. I am available for speaking engagements and can be contacted through my website sherridonlyonsverse.com
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I was in fourth grade reading at a sixth-grade level. My teacher gave me a book on Greek Mythology called Gretta the Strong. I wanted to read more stories am a fan of it to this day. I relate to the Warrior Princess in her relentess efforts to fight.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up and attended school in the inner city of Chicago. I witnessed lots of family struggles, poverty, and perseverance. That has made my writing come from a deeper place and it nudges me in the back to try and make a difference in how I view others. We have many cultures and I believe we are enhanced by learning about them from each other.
When did you first start writing?
I attended the School of The Art Institute of Chicago and took a creative writing class. My teacher read a fictional story I had written for an assignment and encouraged me to join the journalist team in the college.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story behind my latest book is experience and God through his Holy Spirit being my best teacher. Relearning how to relate to someone without allowing them to devour my being and make me disappear in the process. Seeing so many women in my culture alone because they have not been taught their worth. Helping women to heal and restoration of mind, body, spirit and soul. Through understanding that their first relationship should be established with God and loneliness comes to everyone, but we don't have to be governed by it.
What is the biggest hinderance to relationships today?
I would say Pride, and not understanding why we need relationships that are healthy. Misunderstanding of roles and dishonest motivations for seeking them out. Whenever the functionality of a thing is abused it does not work as intended.
Why a book on relationship?
I know how it feels to give every part of your being to someone in hopes they will love you in return. Only to discover you really don't matter to them at all. Being pushed to the cliff of desperately wanting to jump just to regain the freedom of possessing your whole soul again. Wholeness is paramount to relationship and mind games destroy trust and genuine love.
What concerns you most about relationships today?
We give ourselves away in relationship piece by piece until there is little or nothing left, all trying to win the heart of someone. We are taught all kinds of manipulating schemes, and have become desperate in our actions.There are many book written on how to acquire a relationship, but not many on the motives behind it. We are killing ourselves physically trying to look the part and dying on the inside. If being promiscuous is so glamorous why is there still such loneliness? Women are so valuable and precious and important to mankind, I just want to help them see it and be the queens they were meant to be.
Published 2017-04-27.
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Books by This Author

The Relationship Game
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 26,730. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dysfunctional relationships, Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Americana
‘The Relationship Game’ is an exquisite, thoughtful exploration of the complexities of relationships, sexuality and self acceptance through a manner that is amusing and sure to evoke inspiration. Graceful and compassionately written, author’s passion for helping those who are single and need guidance is evident through the power of simple words and narrative firmly planted everyday realities.