Sheryl Browne

Biography

Sheryl Browne brings you Fabulous, Poignant, Heart-breaking Romance. Her novel Recipes for Disaster, commissioned by Safkhet Publishing, was shortlisted for the Innovation in Romantic Fiction Award. Sheryl now has five books published under the Safkhet Soul imprint and has since been offered a further contract. A member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, Sheryl grew up in Birmingham, UK, where she studied Art & Design. She works part-time in her own business and is a mum and a foster mum to disabled dogs.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I’m not engaged in madcap conversations with fictitious characters or too busy working on plot to notice the house is on fire, I’d like to say I get as far away from writing as possible. Persistent little darlings that they are, though, my characters tend to come with me, forcing me to undertake the odd dubious activity in the name of research. When I’m not to be found hurling myself out of airplanes with complete strangers or abseiling off buildings, I like nothing better than messing about on the water in my little narrow-boat, Aquaduck. You’d think here I’d be able to escape those pesky voices in my head, wouldn’t you? Oh, no. I might be physically engaged steering the boat, but my characters, tenacious beasts that they are, have my brain focussed on plotline. To be fair to them, there is nothing quite like fresh air and the gentle lull of the water lapping at the sides of the boat to relax your mind enough to allow it to wander; to find the natural flow of the plot. A wandering mind however, doesn’t work with the more demanding side of boating. Moving the boat recently, I climbed on top of a lock gate to put muscles other than my brain to work opening the locking mechanism, and promptly fell off, flying through the air with not such graceful ease and unfortunately without the assistance of superwoman’s sparkly skirt and cape. Sprawled most inelegantly, I lost the plot and the gate hit me in the head. I saw lights, flashing blue ones. Now, anyone who knows me knows I’m quite partial to a man in uniform. My fantasy, however, never involved being scraped off the concrete by one. Did I mention my books are written with blood, sweat and tears?
Your books often have a hidden moral in the story, sometimes looking at traumatic life events, which you deal with sensitively and also with a sense of humour. Was this intentional?
I like bring humour into my writing in the hope leaving the reader with that all-important feel-good factor. I think when we laugh at characters in a romantic comedy we’re actually laughing at ourselves, because it’s a familiar, comedic or embarrassing situation we could – maybe have – found ourselves in. I also believe there are highs and lows to be found in most life events. Basically, I want to write about real people, dealing with real life events, someone the reader identifies with and wants to get to know. A story portraying characters readers can relate to, because the reader is empathising with the character, because they’ve been there. So, yes, I do like to look at situation that might need a little more emotional exploration. In Somebody to Love, for instance, I have a single father of a special needs child, who has a lot riding on any relationship he might enter into.This snippet from a review of which I'm extremely proud, tells me I achieved what I set out to: "This fabulous book is a Rom Com with a difference. It’s funny, its heart-breaking, and it will either make you sigh with contentment or scream with frustration. At times it made me weep. The special needs thread running through this book will tug at your heartstrings and give you a greater understanding of what it’s like trying to find love when your life is full of complications".
Huge thanks to JB Johnston of Brook Cottage Books – and all reviewers who give selflessly of their time.
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Videos

A Little Bit of Madness
Celia Summers, intrepid mother of two, is on a mission to keep her elderly independents rest home from being closed, even prepared to leap from a church steeple to bring media attention to the plight of her old people. Will PC Alex Burrows be her White Knight in Blue and ride to her rescue?

Summer Reads
Safkhet Publishing presents summer reads: Somebody to Love and Warrant for Love. Exciting romantic comedy with policemen, love, and intrigues.

Recipes for Disaster
Recipes for Disaster ~ an innovative Romantic Comedy cookbook. Sexilicious Romantic Comedy combined with different & fun recipes.

The Edge of Sanity
How far would YOU go to protect your family?

Books

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