Five Questions with Sheri Fink
Sheri Fink is a #1 international best-selling, award-winning children’s author, the creator of “The Whimsical World of Sheri Fink” children’s brand, and an international speaker. She writes books that inspire and delight children while planting the seeds of self-esteem that can have lifelong benefit. Her books, The Little Rose, The Little Gnome, Exploring the Garden with the Little Rose, and The Little Firefly are all Amazon best-sellers.
1. When you think of your favorite books, what is it that draws you to them and makes you want to read them over and over again?
I love books that immediately immerse me into their worlds and won’t let me go … the kind of books that you don’t even want to put down to go to the bathroom. For me, it’s a combination of the storytelling style, compelling characters, and interesting plots.
2. Did you consciously decide to write the genre you write, or did it choose you?
When I initially wrote The Little Rose, I didn’t know what it was. It just flowed through me at a time when I most needed its message. It wasn’t until a year later that I realized it might be a children’s story. My genre chose me.
3. If you could sit down for a drink and a chat with any writer, who would it be, and why?
I would love to sit down with J.K. Rowling. Before I read the first Harry Potter book, it had been a long time since I stayed up all night reading a book because I just had to know what happened. I was in grad school at the time and wasn’t reading a lot of fiction for fun. I love that J.K. Rowling’s books and her characters are so full of heart. Reading her series and hearing her inspiring personal story really moved me and enabled me to see new possibilities for my writing. It would be amazing to chat with her about her creativity and her writing process.
4. When you are not writing (or reading) what is your favorite pastime?
I love spending time with friends who inspire me. I crave connection with people who are making a difference in the world. I treasure the moments I spend with them talking about our dreams, helping each other overcome limitations, and celebrating our successes.
5. At what point were you sure that your book was ready to be published, and how did you go about making it happen?
I was sure my book was ready to be published once it had been edited, read and enthusiastically approved by 20 beta readers, and felt finished. I decided to independently publish my books after asking successful authors how they did it. Two weeks after I released The Little Rose, it was a #1 best-seller on Amazon and it remained at #1 for over 60 weeks. I’m so glad that I had the courage and persistence to achieve my goal. It has truly transformed my life and I’m so grateful.
Sheri’s newest book is The Little Firefly. This is an enchanting tale about a late-blooming firefly who can’t wait to be all grown up. When all the other fireflies are glowing except for the Little Firefly, she discovers that true friends will love and support her just the way she is.
This charming story helps kids learn about unconditional love, friendship, and acceptance. The Little Firefly will retail for $24.95 and is available now on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Little-Firefly-Sheri-Fink/dp/0983408963/
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