"It's a great time to be an author" Sheri Fink, Author of THE LITTLE ROSE [Interview]
Meet Sheri Fink, Author of THE LITTLE ROSE
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Describe your book in 7 words or less.
You are unique and special.
What chapter or part of the book was your favorite to write and why?
My favorite part of The Little Rose to write was the turning point where the main character wakes up and realizes that she’s finally found the right home for her. She’s surrounded by other characters who love and accept her just the way she is and she learns that it’s safe to shine her special light. It resonates with me because that’s a message that we all need to hear and feel like we belong.
Who is your ideal reader?
My ideal readers are children ages 5-10 who enjoy books that are fun to read and help them discover something special about themselves in the process. I hear a lot of positive feedback from parents, teachers, and grandparents who read The Little Rose with the children. Some of the kids ask to have it read to them again immediately afterward.
Are you a pantser or a plotter?
In “real” life I’m a total plotter, but when writing, I’m definitely a pantser. I love getting in touch with the voice of the characters and seeing which direction the story goes. It’s exciting to follow along on the journey while writing.
What is the best advice that you have ever been given when it comes to writing?
The best advice I’ve been given is to write completely from the heart. It’s not all about what’s selling in the marketplace and who’s reading what. It’s more important to write the stories that your heart really wants to tell because those are the ones that will resonate with people.
What advice would you give to a first time author?
My advice is to continue writing and keep dreaming. There are so many opportunities now for writers to get their work out into the world. I’m living proof that independent authors can be successful and make a positive difference for their readers. It’s a great time to be a writer!
What other projects do you have in the works at the moment?
This is a really exciting time for me. My second children’s book, The Little Gnome, will be published on March 22. It’s a story about an adorable garden gnome who arrives in the garden during the Summer and learns to embrace change by looking for the good in every season. My first children’s book, The Little Rose, is being adapted into a play and will debut later this year. I’m also about to launch the eformat versions (Kindle, Nook, iPad, etc.) of The Little Rose book as well as “The Whimsical World of Sheri Fink,” my brand that encompasses all the things I’m doing to benefit children.
I'm also preparing to launch a comprehensive author mentoring program with the mission of transforming aspiring authors into successful entrepreneurs. I'm calling it Author Success Academy and hope to have it ready for enrollment within the next few months. It's quite an undertaking ... videos, marketing plans, mindset tools, templates, group coaching calls, downloadable step-by-step audios, and an action guide book. It'll be a great way for me to help more people and bring more wonderful books into the world.
And, I’m beginning to write my third children’s book and two board books based on the characters of The Little Rose and The Little Gnome for a younger age group.
Is your book in Print, ebook or both?
The Little Rose is currently available in hardcover. It will soon be available in eformats for Kindle, Nook, iPad, and Sony eReader. We’re planning to launch the eformat versions within the next few weeks and we’re really excited!
Coke or Pepsi?
Mexican Coke is my favorite! It still comes in glass bottles and uses pure cane sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup = Delicious and refreshing! (You can buy it by the case at Costco in Southern California.)
What are 4 things you never leave home without?
Mobile phone, keys, bottle of water, good luck charm
One of your favorite quotes:
"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ~ Dr. Seuss
Where can your readers stalk you?
My blog: http://www.SheriFink.com
My facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/SheriFinkFan
My Goodreads author page: http://www.goodreads.com/sherifink
Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/Sheri_Fink (@Sheri_Fink)
Check out THE LITTLE ROSE on Amazon. It has received over 70 five star reviews and looks like an amazing book. Leave Sheri a comment. She'd love to hear from you!
2/10/2012 12:51:29 am
Eeep...my comment appeared on the cheetah post. Anyway..."I love the smiley little rose face".
2/10/2012 01:20:25 am
Thank you, Michael! :)
2/10/2012 01:54:45 am
Great interview! Children's authors mystify me. I can't imagine coming up with a story to engage a busy five-year-old that not only entertains but also teaches. Kudos!
2/10/2012 02:54:05 am
Thanks so much, Stacy! :) I love it!
2/10/2012 11:30:48 pm
Thanks for the compliment on the book cover, Diana! Mexican Coke tastes like Coke tasted in the US back in the 80s ... Much better without the high fructose corn syrup. :) It's great!
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