**Author Peek** Interview with SHERELL CUMMINGS
A SMILE IN A BEAUTIFUL SKY
Before we get started talking about your writing, tell us a little about yourself, where you’re from, what you do for a living (if you’re not a full–time writer) what hobbies you have, etc. Whatever you’d like to share to introduce yourself.
Okay, I’m from Trinidad, less so Tobago since I’ve only been there five times in my life. But I think if I had to choose between the two I’d choose Tobago. People are a lot less hostile over there and it’s basically vacation paradise twenty four seven. I work for an Interiors company that also sells copiers, so basically I’m the one customers complain to when their copiers broken. Not that I fix them I just assign the guy who does. And apart my glamorous job as a technical coordinator and my hopefully prospering writing career, I spend most of my time reading other people’s books, daydreaming about the stories I should get started on, but never do (I’m a terrible procrastinator) Or I’m at the gym laughing it up instead of actually working out.
1. What genre(s) do you write in and why?
Most of my books so far have been contemporary romances because I’m always searching to create that grasping heart twisting love story. I’m trying to break free from that formula that romances usually follow and twist it up so to speak.
2. What’s your favorite beverage?
Orange soda, hands down and maybe the occasional Coke to mix it up.
3. If you had to listen to one song over and over again for a whole day, what would it be?
Every teardrop is a waterfall by Coldplay. I’m obsessed with the band and all their music and that’s the one song that makes me most happy.
4. What is your least favorite part of writing?
Finding the right words to put on paper. It can sometimes be very hard watching a story play out in my head and then I find myself in front of my laptop completely lost for the correct words.
5. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Ireland. I love the country side and seeing all that land and smelling fresh air every day, would be like paradise to me.
6. Are you an avid reader? When you do read someone else’s writing, what is your favorite genre?
Romance of course. I read all the time and some of my favorites are the ones that are really funny and have some of the craziest things going on. Like the Consequence of Loving Colton by Rachel Van Dyken and pretty much all her books in that series. And then I love the real sappy one that make you think and cry, like Confess by Coleen Hoover.
7. Where do you get the ideas for your stories?
I don’t actually have a specific thought process, sometimes it just happens or sometimes I’m reading a book and I’d want the story to take a different direction and then suddenly I’m creating characters and placing them into a story.
8. Tell me about your ideal read.
It would consist of all books by Rachel Van Dyken and Coleen Hoover, than I’d add all fifteen episodes of My Master’s Nightmare by Marita A Hansen. Then there’s the whole Random Acts of Crazy series not to mention Vi Keeland’s books and to top it all off Olivia Cunning’s Sinners on tour series.
9. If you were to choose one superpower, what would it be?
Telepathy. I’ve always wanted to know what others were thinking. It would be the easiest way to get the truth.
10. Tell us about your next book & when is it being published?
My next book is called BUTTERFLY IN THE SAND; it’s also a contemporary romance. It’s about learning your true strengths when it comes to loving someone and finding a way to live without them when you’re not given a choice. I don’t have a publish date yet but I’m working on it and hopefully it will be out before the end of the year.
Be sure to come back to learn more about Sherell’s novel, A SMILE IN A BEAUTIFUL SKY, on Wednesday’s Karen’s Killer Book Bench blog.
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