About Sheri Chapman:
Sheri Chapman loves to laugh frequently and enjoys life. She loves to write multi-genre fiction. From memoirs to paranormal to horror to romance, she always has a computer nearby to write whatever inspires her. Being a part of Wild Dreams Publishing is a dream-come-true for Sheri!
Sheri has a few books on the Read-it-Before-You-See-It list. Wild Passion, renamed “Captive Heart” will be filmed this year (2019). Other books on the list include Werewolves Don’t Like Green Beans (a YA coming soon), “Predatory Evil” (paranormal horror to be included in an anthology), and “A Killer, Revisited” (action/suspense to be included in a reincarnation anthology). More will come as progress is made.
Professionally, Sheri works as a teacher in Missouri Public schools and plans to retire in May of 2020 with thirty years of experience. She got her bachelor’s degree and first masters in special education from Missouri State University. Later, she decided to pursue administration and got a second master’s and a specialist degree from Lindenwood University. Instead of becoming a principal or person in a district’s central office, she decided to raise her favorite animal: Pomeranian dogs. Sheri raises exotic colored fluffy babies and sells them to people who love to hold their little princesses or princes. She is licensed and inspected by Missouri State, USDA, her vet, and AKC. Someday, when she has less on her plate, Sheri would love to show her dogs.
Personally, Sheri is the mother of four beautiful daughters. They are the apples of her eye! She and their father enjoy spending time with each other and friends. Aside from reading and writing, Sheri loves animals and being outdoors. She likes going for walks, being around bodies of water, playing games, and watching movies. Sheri is a big Harry Potter fan.
On her bucket list, she would like to scuba dive off the Great Barrier Reef, go to London, and travel the world a bit. She would also love to meet Simon Cowell, JK Rowling, and all of the actors in the Potter movies.
What inspires you to write?
I love to read, and I want to share my stories with others. I love strong women characters, romance, paranormal, and suspense/action. Different things inspire my stories. Sometimes just taking a walk can inspire a story in my head that needs to come out!
Tell us about your writing process.
Most of the time, I get an idea, or sense, about what I want the story to be. When I begin writing, it usually just pours out. Although I have used an outline before, typically, my stories take a life of their own.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I let them talk to me. I am merely the translator. 🙂
What advice would you give other writers?
1. Never give up!
2. Listen to your editors. Don't get defensive. They are trying to help you improve. Also, PROOF, PROOF, PROOF. It seems that process is never complete.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I kept looking until I found Wild Dreams Publishing. It is a company full of wonderful people. I have a second family.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think there is a future in both avenues. I chose a publisher because I have a lot of good people to help me. I'm sure that there is the same available in the self-publishing field as well.
What do you use?: Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: I love most books. I prefer fiction, but I also love a great story that is nonfiction. I love magic and powers! I also like self-help/spiritual growth.
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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