Hi, paranormal author Sherry Soule is visiting my blog today as part of her month long Bewitching Book Tour. If you’d like to learn more about this author and her young adult romance, Beautifully Broken, please click this link.
And now, here’s Sherry–
What first got you interested in writing? What has kept you doing it?
I’ve been obsessed by the written word since I held my first book in my hands at age seven. I love writing and always have. I can’t imagine not writing…
Do you have the support of your family and friends? Has that support always been there, or has it changed since being published?
Yes, they are all super supportive about my writing. They all wish me much success.
What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk? Strangest habit? Is there anything you have to do before you start writing?
Well, I do like to submerge myself in whatever genre I’m writing. Like a method actor. For instance, when I’m writing about vampires, I only read that genre and watch movies about vamps.
What advice would you give to a new writer?
I have blog devoted to writers: “Dark Angel Writing Tools” that has tons of advice for writers at any stage in their career, agent and author interviews, and insider publishing secrets. http://www.darkangelwritingtools.com/
What has been the biggest challenge of your career so far?
I tried for over two years to find an agent without any luck. I realize it is a tough business and very subjective. So, I finally decided to submit to indie publishers.
Has a reader ever complimented you on your writing? What was the best thing you ever heard?
Sure, once a reader said they read my book in three days because they couldn’t put it down.
What are you working on now? Could you give us a little taste?
I’m working on several projects. The sequel, Beautifully Haunted, where Shiloh continues her magick lessons and demon slaying. And an adult paranormal romance.
The sequel to BB starts exactly where the first book ends. Yes, folks, be prepared for a bittersweet ending.
The creature’s thick fur shifted with the morning breeze. His coat was speckled silver and black. Almost grey. He snarled, flashing teeth—enormous, gleaming white fangs. A long stream of saliva dripped from the sides of its open mouth. Red flames glowed within their depths like the fire of hell. Intelligence resided within them. A wolf.
But Muir Woods didn’t have wolves. Just coyotes. So, where the hell did this beast come from?
Panic spiked through me. A shiver of panic scaled my spine. My legs felt weak.
The pang in my gut told me my guess was correct. Lupine. Werewolf…
Have you ever had an experience with the supernatural? If so, how has it affected your life? Your writing?
Actually, I think the apartment I lived in about eight years was haunted. Things would be moved around and I heard weird noise. Kinda freaky. But I definitely believe in the supernatural and ghosts and love hearing about other people’s experiences. They give me great ideas for future stories.
Official website: http://sherrysoule.com/
Here’s a blurb about Beautifully Broken —
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 a centuries 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, she discovers a ghost with an agenda. That’s where she meets the new town hottie, Trent Donovan, and immediately becomes spellbound by his charms. Yet she is determined to discover the connection between them.
Finally, Shiloh’s met someone who is supercute and totally into her, but 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 supernatural. 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 will begin to understand the mysterious significance of the strange mark branded on her wrist and 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 Author Sherry Soule
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 www.sherrysoule.com