About Sherabim Joy:
ABOUT SHERABIM ALLEN
Sherabim Joy Allen, known by most as Sheri, is a Christian author and local minister based out of New Jersey She currently serves in ministry at Bethlehem-Judah Christian Fellowship Church of God In Christ, under the leadership of Bishop Anthony W. Gilyard. Our headquarters are located in Elizabeth, NJ.
She is a motivational speaker, and has been a guest presenter at the Anthem Institute, located in Jersey City NJ, the Y.L.A.C.D Division of the University of Texas at Arlington, The University Charter Academy, Jersey City, NJ, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ Lamba Theta Alpha Sorority, YCS FT Lee Educational Facility, Fort Lee, NJ, and many women and youth empowerment events. She is also the author of, “Heart of a Woman: Motherhood, Marriage, Ministry, and Money”, “Life Won’t Wait”, and co-author of “A Mother’s Love.” Her first two novels “After the Benediction” and “Mema’s Pretty Little Black Girls” are scheduled for release by the end of 2018 along with her first children’s book entitled “Manny and the Magic Ke
What inspires you to write?
Writing is therapeutic for me. My inspiration comes from my ability to release the stress, joys, and disappointments encouraged on this journey called life in A healthy manner through the art of creative penmanship.
Tell us about your writing process.
Honestly I just flow. Outlines do not work for me because they require too much thought & therefore inhibit my creativity. I just pick up the pen & start writing or pick up my IPhone or IPad & start writing as the ideas flood my mind.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I “listen” to my characters in terms of visualization. I can “hear” their voice tones, accents, & mannerisms in my head. I don’t talk to them though…that’s a little weird to me.
What advice would you give other writers?
My advice is to build a readership prior to publishing your book. Blogging is a good way to accomplish this. It will give you an edge when marketing your book because readers will already be familiar with your writing style & ability.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I have self-published with companies in the past & was disappointed with the results. I moved over to a traditional publishing press because of the network of authors & support.
I encourage new authors to read the fine print before enterta contract with a self-publishing company; they usually have packages but then have an ala carte marketing package so you end up spending an exuberant amount of money unnecessarily.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think more people will be moving to self publishing on platforms such as CreateSpace. It’s cheaper & easier. The downside to this is the difficulty in getting in on major retail outlets by choosing this publishing route.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Christian fiction & non fiction
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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