Sherry Foley’s new novel ‘Switched in Death’ is released today. Here is an interview with Sherry, talking about her writing experience and process. I would like to thanks Sherry for taking the time to participate in this interview, and wish her all the luck in the world for her novel. Enjoy!
Name: Sherry Foley
Book title: SWITCHED IN DEATH
Publisher: Winter Goose
Date of publication: February 17th, 2012
Detective Seth Banning searches for one of the most heinous serial killers of all time. Seth is desperate to find the sadistic murderer who takes his female victims two at a time, and switches their heads. Elaina von Hagan is on the run from the drug trafficking father she has exposed. As she and Seth begin a relationship, she becomes a target for the serial killer’s deranged ritual. The stakes have never been higher for Seth as Elaina is taken, and the stage is set for a gruesome showdown between good and evil.
How long did it take you to write this book? Three months
How did you find a publisher? Twitter
How have you promoted your book? Every social media available, making T-shirts for my kids “Ask me about my mom’s book” J Passing out bookmarks, business cards, setting up book signings, introducing myself to people and being hosted with a book club.
How do you combat writer’s block, if you indeed experience it? I haven’t experienced it yet. My trouble is being able to carve out enough time to write it all down
What other writing do you do? Romance, small stories, short stories.
What methods do you use to plan/write your book? I’m a panster. I get an idea, think up some character names, and see where those characters lead me. I trail along behind, take notes, offer them suggestions which they veto, and then I take some more notes
How long have you been writing prior to getting published? Eight years to the month my book comes out.
How do you cope with rejections? They haven’t bothered me at all.
Elvis was told he couldn’t sing, Marilyn Monroe told she didn’t quite have “the look” for Hollywood and many authors were told their book “wasn’t quite right” for an agent to get behind that went on to become a well sought after book or movie.
What piece of advice would you give to debut writers? DO NOT LET ANYONE TELL YOU THAT YOU CANNOT LIVE OUT YOUR DREAM! Ask yourself “How bad to I want this?” And keep plugging away.
Are you currently writing another book? Switched in Death is actually my 7thbook. I didn’t seek publication until my last one left the homeschool nest this past year. I wanted to make sure I had plenty of time to devote to my career. I’m currently working on a series based on a small town in Missouri.
Where can your book be purchased from? Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com