Sherita Bolden


For author Sherita Bolden, it all began many waterfalls ago (Pisces) when she wrote her first poem at the age of seven about a butcher, a rat and a piece of cheese. It wasn’t until early adulthood when she rekindled her romance with writing and wrote children stories for her first animal (son) Baer. This love affair with the pen eventually blossomed into full blown lust for writing adult fiction.
With many lessons learned from then until now, her latest novel Don’t Touch My Wine: Sometimes all a girl needs is her trusty journal, delicious wine and Max, will be released Feb 24th, 2014.
As a resident of South Bend, IN (go Irish) she honed her writing skills and took a film class at The University of Notre Dame. Not only was she bitten by the writing/film bug, but turned into a writing monster, writing several unpublished works. It wasn’t until she relocated back to her home town of Anderson, South Carolina when she began to seriously pursue her passion for writing.
In 2001 she wrote the feature screenplay The Life Project that placed runner up in the Dream Builders Screenwriting Competition. The screenplay was later produced as a short film in Atlanta Georgia. It was also during this time she entered the classroom, but not for writing. She earned her Associates Degree in Information Technology and Security Management.
With the support and encouragement of her father Marshall Bolden in 2002, she wrote and published the book Been There Once Ain’t Going There Twice: a southern girl’s view on life, love, relationships. He was able to see the completed book a few days before he transitioned into the next life from his battle with lung cancer. For this reason Sherita considers this work to be her Pulitzer Prize.
Today, an unapologetic wine lush with an unquenchable thirst for words, she now writes more passionately than ever and not only does she have one animal (son) Baer to share it with, but she has since added a Tyger and a Wulf.

Smashwords Interview

What inspired you to become a writer and write a book where wine is the centerpiece?
I grew up in Anderson, SC and as a kid I remember writing my first poem around the age of six or so about a butcher a rat and a piece of cheese and I showed it to my father. I was proud of what I had written even though I have long since forgotten what it was. But I just remember always being fascinated with the power of words and being able to create things the way I want them instead of in the way that my eyes see them.I fell in love with writing when I was a kid. I loved the poetry of Edgar Allen Poe, verses from Shakespeare and I also loved the rhyming skills of Dr. Seuss. As I entered adulthood I fell head over heels in love with wine. I love the history of wines as well as the process of wine making and of course I love the taste. So it was only natural that the day would come when I combined these two loves to create the novel DON’T TOUCH my WINE.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean everything to me. I've received so much feedback from women and men about different things that take place in the book and I love hearing from everyone. To hear others get into the characters and express anger, love and some even cry (men and women) is such an amazing feeling because I went through those same emotions when I was writing the book. So please post and rate the book anywhere you can and I will keep writing for you as long as I can. I am so grateful for my fans and I thank God for them often.
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Where to find Sherita Bolden online

Twitter: @sheritabolden
Facebook: Facebook profile

Where to buy in print


Don't Touch My Wine: Sometimes All A Girl Needs Is Her Trusty Journal, Delicious Wine And Max
You set the price! Words: 72,350. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
An unfiltered coming of age story of a woman in her 40’s who pairs wine not only with her food but also with her moods and emotions. Cabernet Sauvignon - when you’ve been betrayed (bastard), Pino Gris - when flirting with the idea of getting sweet revenge or just flirting, Bordeaux - when dealing with multiple personalities (bitch mode), Pouilly Fuisse - just because it sounds so sexy.

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betrayal    chick lit    coming of age    death    gay and lesbian    love    mexico    romance    sex    wine