Knight of Darkness comes out in a few days! Sherry was kind enough to answer some questions for us.
You can get your copy of this thrilling historical romance HERE!
Did you always know you wanted to be an author? What is the first story you remember writing? How did you get from there to where you are today?
As a young child I was always writing little poems in a notebook. As I grew into my teen years, I wanted to become an author. But a high school teacher told me my writing would never amount to anything. Devastated, my whole career path changed and instead of going to college I married and began raising my children. It wasn’t until 2008 while I was talking to a friend that the light bulb went off in my head when he asked what was stopping me from writing. That’s when I started my first Regency era manuscript. I hadn’t even finished it when a castle on a hill and multiple characters began taking shape in my head. I’ve self-published 21 stories, I have two with Wolfbane Publishing in their De Wolfe Pack Connected World, the new series The Knights of the Anarchy with Dragonblade Publishing, and also one story in their Lyon’s Den Connected World. I think I may have proved to that teacher that I must be doing something right!
What drew you to the era you write in? What do you think would be the most difficult part about living in that period?
I have always loved reading historical romance especially those knights in shining armor. I think it was only natural that when it came to me finally starting to write, it would be an historical. Although the first book I ever wrote was a Regency era, it wasn’t the first book I published. I love the medieval period and I enjoyed doing the extra research to learn more about Empress Matilda for my Knights of the Anarchy series. And although I do love this time period, I honestly don’t think I could have survived without a lot of modern conveniences. I’m tough but not that tough!
Where is your favorite place to write? Does it change depending on where you are in the process?
When I first began writing, I would go over to my mother’s, sit on her couch and do some of my best writing watching NASCAR racing. But that’s changed over the years and I find that now I need a room to myself with whatever mood music I have that is associated with each individual story I’m writing.
Which comes first for you: the plot or the characters?
The characters always come first for me and lately the hero or heroine are first seen as secondary characters in another story. My stories are generally character driven and they will let me know if I’ve got it wrong
Do you know where the story is going before you begin, or does it come to you as you write? Do scenes come to you fully formed or are you as surprised as the reader?
I completely write by the seat of my pants. I generally will have a direction I think the story will go but that can change as I’m writing. My best plot twists happen when I’m commuting to or from the day job and if I happen to get a little humor into the story, that’s usually a very happy mistake.
From all your books, who is your favorite hero and why?
I never thought that I’d write a time travel so my book For All of Ever: The Knights of Berwyck, A Quest Through Time (Book One) is my favorite. Riorden de Deveraux is my favorite hero but don’t let the others know. It’s like picking out one of your children as the favored child.