Friday, April 27, 2012

Interview with author, Sherry Foley

It's my pleasure to welcome author, Sherry Foley to my blog today.

About Sherry Foley:

Sherry Foley has always had a wild imagination which she has used to craft inspired pieces of fiction that often border on the disturbing. While her creative mind races forward, she keeps her feet planted in Missouri with her husband and three teenage children.

In a nutshell, what is Switched in Death about?

A serial killer who kills two women and then he switches their heads for a very unique reason.  It’s a look into the mind of killer, but the answers will hit home for many. 
 

How long did it take you to write Switched in Death?

Four months
 
Can you tell us why we're going to love your hero(s)?  

My male hero is a combination of all the things I’ve sat and listen to my friends say they wanted in a man.  My heroine is strong in her own right and isn’t afraid to take on a serial killer.

Tell us a little about your road to publication. Was it a long one?

I’ve been writing eight years.  Last year I decided to seek publication, well, that and my mentor Shannon K. Butcher threatened me.  (laughs)
 

What has been the most valuable lesson you’ve learned on your journey to publication?

You have to really want it for it to happen. I’ve faced the all too familiar discouragement, self-doubt, and sadly watched a lot of friends quit.  I kept asking myself, “How bad do you want it?”  Determination is key.
 

Do you have any words of advice for people just getting started on the road to publication?

Refuse to listen to self-doubt and keep your eyes focused on your dream. 
 

What’s next for you?

My next book, A CAPTIVE HEART, will release in November.  I’m currently working on a detective series.
 

How much of the marketing do you do?

As much as I can and anything I can think of doing.  I’ve been invited to three book clubs to discuss my book, it is now on the reading counts list at the high school, and in our public library system.  I’m working on book signing events and blog tours.
 

Anything you’ve found to be particularly helpful in marketing your book?

Word of mouth is still the greatest tool, even past all the forms of social media.  Introducing myself and being available to readers has been HUGE!

Where can readers find you?
@Sherry_Foley
www.SherryFoley.com  
http://sherryfoley.blogspot.com/
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