When it was time for me to find another reader to interview, I immediately thought of Sherry. She recently reviewed both of my short stories Ghost of Death and Witch of Death for me. I enjoyed her thoughts on my stories and characters. Reading her reviews is like hearing a good friend telling you about a book she read. So please welcome Sherry to Write with Fey!
1. Tell us about fundinmental.
I started blogging in June of 2012. My sister, Laura at fuonlyknew turned me on to Goodreads and I started my blog shortly thereafter and have never looked back. I also like to post about my adventures, some near and some far from home. I like to share videos, music videos and book trailers. Funny things too, I think we can never laugh enough. I have 1000+ followers on my blog. I have a lot of followers on twitter, goodreads…so I will not list them all. Check out the links in my bio blog below and you, too, may become one. J
2. Who is your favorite author and why?
Hmmm. The only way I know to answer this question is: the one I am reading now. LOL But...I will say, if you love romantic suspense, check out Kristine Mason. She is a master storyteller. I love that her novels stand alone, even though they are part of a series and the characters pop in and out of all the books. I have read thousands and thousands of books, so to surprise me like she does is pretty hard to do. Her suspense will keep you on the edge of your seat, biting your fingernails (if you are that kind of person) and looking around to make sure no one is paying undue attention to you.
3. Thanks for the tip on Kristine Mason. What book can you read over and over again?
Once upon a time, I could have answered this. Now, there are so many books out there and I want to read them all, that I rarely reread anything. So…next.
4. Next...What kinds of book covers attract you?
I am a “cover girl”, so this is a great question. I love simple covers that convey the story inside. Anything with water or trees, vibrant colors, blood (LOL, I love murder stories) will make me pause and investigate further. Author alert: I must confess that I am turned off by the “naked six pack”. They are everywhere and I am sure I have missed some great books because I “turned the page”. I’m just sayin’…
5. I'm turned off by bare chests on covers too. Who is your favorite fictional character?
Again with the favorites. LOL Again with my answer, the one I am reading about now. I am lucky to be able to jump in a book and lose myself in the story, getting invested in the characters quickly. I rarely find one that I cannot finish or appreciate.
6. Sorry about the favorite questions. Let's try this: Which author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
None. All I want is a good story and I am fortunate enough to choose some good books with authors who can tell a tale. It amazes me…the number of super books I found through blogging. I never would have known these authors without the Kindle, and books I have been exposed to through blogging, so kudos to the internet and Amazon for seeing the future.
|Sherry's favorite reading spot.|
7. Growing up, what was your favorite children’s book?
As soon as I read this, I thought of a book by John F Kennedy. But that was in my early teens. I really don’t remember a favorite children’s book, but I am familiar with all the stories so I must have read them.
8. What would you like to know about the authors you enjoy reading the most?
My first question to an author is about the cover, most of the time. Do they do them, if not, who does? How much input or control do they have over the final product. Then, I ask them about the characters. If you could be a character in your book, which would it be and why. I think that tells me a lot about the author. I read everything – cover to cover – so when an author shares their acknowledgments, etc, it gives me more insight into their personality.
1. Ebooks or Print books?
Ebooks, very convenient.
2. Movie Adaptations: Yay or Nay?
Sure, why not?
3. Favorite reading spot?
4. Favorite reading snack?
I live in the United States.
My two greatest passions are reading and photography, not necessarily in that order, and I have developed a real enjoyment for reviewing. I want to be able to share my love of books and help people when they are looking for their next book. Shortly after I started reviewing, I started my blog and I now find myself sitting at the computer, totally engrossed in what I'm doing, not realizing hours have gone by.
I am a sun and water worshiper, so it is not unusual to find me lounging around the pool, reading or piddling in the yard. I also spend a lot of time wandering around the beach, looking for photos to take. For some reason, I have this insatiable urge to be near the water. Was I a mermaid in a former life? My wonderful hubby thinks so. ^_^
Thanks for spending some time with me Sherry!
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