Sherrie A. Bakelar

Biography

Once upon a time there was a little girl who loved stories. She loved to listen to them, loved to read them, and loved to tell them. She would tell them to anyone who would listen and when no one was around to listen, she would tell them to herself. One day, when she was still a very little girl, she found that if she used a pencil and a piece of paper, she could memorialize her stories and pass them out to people so they could hear them, even when she wasn’t around to tell them. Imagine her surprise when she discovered that doing such a thing was called being a writer.

Today, Sherrie Bakelar continues to listen to stories, in all their amazing forms, be they tales told by friends, games, books, television, movies, songs, or poems. She also continues to tell her own, sometimes taking the time to write them down and share them with others.

Much of her online presence can be found under the screen name Starconspirator.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town where everyone knew everyone. One elementary school, one main employer, one grocery store, etc. I don't know how much that has influenced my writing but it was a rural setting in the most amazing mountain valley. I spent an unusual amount of time simply listening and watching the world around me: walking in fields, playing in streams, hiking the nearby foothills. I think that unhurried time spent in the natural world helped me realize how important setting was to a story.
When did you first start writing?
I've been writing since I was nine years old. I remember that first story still. It was about a squirrel who lost his acorn right before the winter snow came. It was a class assignment and I remember my teacher hung it on the bulletin board for everyone to read. That was the moment I knew. The thrill of having a story in my head, writing it down and then watching other people read it and experience the same emotions I was feeling when I wrote it - yes! That was what I wanted to do with my life.
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Where to find Sherrie A. Bakelar online

Website: http://sbakelar.com/
Twitter: @SBakelar
Facebook: Facebook profile

Books

Great Danes Don't Hunt Werewolves
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,840. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Life is confusing enough when you're a teen in a new town and a new school. A person can find themselves lost and alone, navigating an alien world full of unusual customs and strange rituals, even when they're human. Being a werewolf? That makes everything so much harder. Now, finding yourself in love with a human? Well, that just takes the cake!
Lady Warrior, Mage of Man
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 118,170. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
D'Mique's dreams were bigger than the walled village where she grew up. Following them meant leaving her village behind and joining the military, hoping to one day lead an army. However, her first assignment was to a diplomatic post where a rowdy tea party was the most she could hope for. But she and her fellow tea partiers soon learn that a gifted seer has named them most likely to save the world

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