Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Tour Kick Off: WAKE by @SherryRossman

Young Adult Christian - Science Fiction - Fantasy
Date Published: February 1, 2016

Serve the community. Obey the laws. Exist on anxiety pills. This is all Monet, a ward of her city, can hope for until she and her friend, Luke, find an old book that shows the history of mankind—a past that’s been hidden from them and all the citizens of Titus. As their curiosity takes them down a dangerous path, extraordinary events begin to occur, showing them God may exist and is reaching out to them through illegal art and a realm of paranormal activity. Monet and Luke find themselves at a crossroads: live within the safe, logical confines of Titus, or embrace the wild truth and risk death.

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?
            Absolutely. There are jobs, which pay the bills, and there are careers, which are callings. I can go home from my part-time day job (which I enjoy) and leave it at work, but writing haunts me. I can’t not write.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?
            I’m a mom, so my writing has to fit within a busy schedule. If I only have a half hour to write, the story keeps pounding around my head long after I’ve put away my laptop. It’s like having a piece of chocolate cake on my desk at work, knowing I won’t be able to eat it for the next eight hours.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?
            Yes, I have several writer friends who helped me, (Author Felicia Mires, especially) not to mention my writers group. The time and advice they blessed me with was invaluable. Now I’m paying it forward by helping others, for free.

#4 – What is next for your writing?
            To finish my City of Light Series. The project after that is still in the idea stage.

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?
            Yes! I’m reading Tosca Lee’s The Legend of Sheba. Like all of her books, it’s excellent—impeccable handling of research and imagination. I’m also reading a screenwriting book called Save the Cat by Blake Snyder. Good stuff for writers.

DESCRIBE Your Book in 1 Tweet: Risking it all for the truth. #ParanormalEncounters

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3?
            Would you believe I’ve owned neither? I have young children—I need to hear everything. Even when I’m out walking my dog, I like to be as alert as possible. When I listen to music, it’s with the fake-antique stereo that croons quietly nearby as I type.

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla?
            I can’t believe there’s any doubt about this. CHOCOLATE.

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries?
            Mashed potatoes with a giant heap of butter (healthy butter, of course).

#4 – Comedy or Drama?
            Even though I like comedy, I’m very picky about the quality of humor involved, so I’ll have to go with Drama. Laughter is good—great even, but a story that tugs at my heart strings will usually win.

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks?
            Nicholas Sparks.

#6 – Fantasy or Reality?
            I could write a whole book about this subject—I mean, I believe in angels, demons, and God, which makes them reality, but our DVD cases and book covers call them fantasy. So I’ll go with fantasy (which is largely reality, heh).

#7 – Call or Text?
            Text—as long as it’s not done while driving.

#8 – Public School or Home School?
            Public School. I wouldn’t be able to teach my kids things like Spanish and Voice lessons if I homeschooled them. Plus, even though they gain knowledge in the classroom like they can at home, wisdom comes from the playground. It’s hard to imitate that.

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate
            Out of the two, hot chocolate. But really—chai tea.

#10 – eBook or Paperback?
            EBook for my budget, paperback for the tactile experience. Sometimes I get really mad at the characters and throw the book. It’s very satisfying =). With my kindle, I can only fume.

Sherry wrote children’s books before digging into genres for older audiences. Her short stories have been published in The Relevant Christian Magazine and Wordsmith Journal Magazine. Recently, she became the author of the bestselling YA novel Faith Seekers, and is also the project leader for Roots Writers and Social Media Critique Group. She is bold when she feels there has been too much silence, and quiet when there is too much noise. She lives in Northern Arizona with her husband and children.

Twitter: @SherryRossman

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