Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Mini interview with Sherry Soule

Thanks to Roxanne at Bewitching Book Tours I had the opportunity to conduct a mini interview with Sherry Soule, author of Beautifully Broken. The concept was to generate buzz about the book with a James Lipton sort of seemingly random questionnaire, short and sweet, yet adding insight into the process behind a book. Beautifully Broken is available now and if my reviewer is any indication, and I think she is, then adding this book to your shopping list would be a very good thing. Look for that review in the next few days. 

I'd also like to extend my thanks to both Roxanne and Sherry. The entire process has been a blast! Now, onto the fun book stuff:)

Mini interview:

1. What is your writing process like? Do you keep organized notes? Do you designate a set time for
writing each day?

Don’t really have a writing process. Don’t really keep notes. No time set aside.

But I try to write every day, and usually only keep notes when I have to stop or I think of something and
need to jot it down to work on later.

2. Do you have music that you listen to for inspiration? If so, what do you listen to? If not, what inspires

Usually I prefer it silent, so I can concentrate. Or I like listening to classical on occasion.

3. How do you celebrate finishing a book?

I wipe the blood, sweat, and tears from my face. LOL I don’t really celebrate. Should I? Maybe your
followers can give me some ideas.

4. Why did you choose a witch as a main character for your book?

I’ve always had a soft spot for magic and witches. It just seemed like a good fit.

5. What is easier to write- the hero, the heroine, or the villain?

Villain. They can be snarky, mean, and multi-dimensional characters. Fun to write.

6. Favorite character that you have written?

One not yet published. About a heroine who has angelic powers. But I do love my Shiloh. She is a lot like
me. I’m always putting my foot in my mouth.

7. One thing readers would be surprised to know about you?

Although, my prose is dark, I’m a total goofball.

8. Favorite witch book? movie?

Book: Anne Rice’s “The Witching Hour”

Movies: “Bell, Book, and Candle” and “The Craft”

Book description:

Thirteenth Daughter. Heritage Witch. Demon Slayer. 
They say every town has its secrets, but that doesn’t even begin to describe Whispering Pines. The townsfolk are a superstitious lot and the mystical disappearance of a local teen has everyone murmuring about an old witch’s curse. 
Sixteen-year-old Shiloh Ravenwolf is a heritage witch from the Broussard family, a family both destined and cursed. When she takes a summer job at Ravenhurst Manor and meets Trent Donovan, her new-would-be-boyfriend, she discovers a ghost with an agenda.
Finally, Shiloh's met someone who is supercute and totally into her, but now it looks like Trent may be the next victim on the supernatural hit list. And Shiloh is the only person with the power to save him. Complicated much?
It sucks to have a destiny, especially since Shiloh would rather spend her summer being a normal girl who worries about clothes and boys, not the undead. But she’s never been normal and the stranger things become the more her own magical senses awaken.
With cryptic messages from a pesky wraith, she must decide how much she's willing to sacrifice to protect the other teenagers in town.
Unfortunately, for Shiloh, not all ghosts want help crossing over. Some want vengeance.
About the author:

Sherry Soule has won awards for her short stories and writes full-time. She has been writing seriously for twelve years, during which time she has completed seven romantic suspense and supernatural-style manuscripts. She was a Creative writing Major and because of her love of reading and her dedication to the craft of writing fiction, she also did some freelance work as an Acquisitions Editor for Crescent Moon Press.

She is an active member of the SCBWI, RWA, and YACHATLIT.

Sherry writes young adult, horror, and paranormal, but no matter what genre she's writing, there has to be an element of romance. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her black cat, Charm. And her cat would like you to know that she’s not a morning person, rarely cooks, and loves all things supernatural.

Her debut novel, Beautifully Broken will be released June 30, 2011

Sherry currently writes both adult and young adult tales of magick, ghosts, romance and demon slaying.

Please visit her on the web


1 comment:

Sherry Soule said...

Thanks for having me as a guest! I hope your followers enjoyed the post and check out my debut novel, Beautifully Broken.