NV: Who has been the biggest influence on your writing?
SHERILEE: The first romance novel I ever read was by Sherrilyn Kenyon. That novel started my passion for paranormal romance. There are many, many other amazing authors who have influenced me, but Sherrilyn Kenyon was my first!
NV: What is the one thing your readers would be the most surprised to learn about you?
SHERILEE: Before I started writing I used to paint. I didn’t suck at it either, and sold quite a few of my paintings. I haven’t picked up a paint brush since I started writing.
NV: What is one of your guilty pleasures?
SHERILEE: I have an unhealthy addiction to Cadbury’s Rocky Road chocolate.
NV: Where do your ideas/characters come from?
SHERILEE: Often songs, sometimes movies. And then sometimes a character or idea will just pop into my head and won’t go away!
NV: What do you do when hit a roadblock in your writing to help get those creative juices flowing?
SHERILEE: Sometimes, I’ll step away for a bit, do some reading or talk over what’s bothering me with one of my writer friends. I’ve struggled at times, but I’m lucky that I haven’t had any major problems…yet *knocks on wood*
NV: What was one of the first things you did to celebrate when you found out you were going to be a published author?
SHERILEE: I called my family and friends and squealed in their ears down the phone.
NV: Describe how you felt when you read your first review of Lone Wolf’s Captive?
SHERILEE: Relieved would be the biggest thing I felt. I was positive no one would like it. I mean, it’s just me writing down all the crazy things going on in my head. So far I’ve been thrilled with the response to my scarred alpha wolf Fletch and his feisty mate Delaney.
NV: Is promoting your book and getting your name out there harder or easier than you thought it would be?
SHERILEE: I am terrible at promoting myself! At this point, my goal is to just write the best book I can, and hope it’s something readers will enjoy. I think that’s the best promotion you can do for yourself.
NV: What advice would you give to new upcoming authors?
SHERILEE: Don’t give up. I don’t know who said this, but I’ve heard it many times. “The difference between a published writer and an unpublished one is that the published writer didn’t give up.”
NV: What are you working on now?
SHERILEE: I have a few things going on at the moment, but my main goal is to get A Wolf’s Deception edited. The hero is Gabe, a character who helped Fletch out near the end of Lone Wolf’s Captive. Hopefully, my publisher will like it and you’ll get to read his story!
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