About Sherry Rossman:
After writing two children’s books, I’m digging into the world of YA fantasy with my first novel, Faith Seekers. I ’ve been published in The Wordsmith Journal Magazine, The Relevant Christian Magazine and as a guest blogger on Christian ebooks Today and Life Upside Down.
What inspires you to write?
Random ideas that pop into my head. Or are they random? I believe inspiration for my good ideas come from God.
Tell us about your writing process.
I’m a panster. I might have a vague outline, but I start with prayer, and then my fingers fly. Very often, I won’t know where my story goes until it spills onto the page.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I don’t talk to my characters, but we hang out, for sure.
What advice would you give other writers?
Read. When you find a book to be awesome, pay attention to what makes it that way. Don’t tell a story, paint one.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
My first book is with a subsidy publisher–it was my inexperienced foot-in-the-door. I self-published my second book so I could do the illustrations, and my second book is with a small traditional press. Producing a book is very difficult with my job as a full time mom, so traditional publishing is the best fit for me right now. And they (Rook Publishing) did an awesome job.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
As long as there are books, it will all be just fine.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Christian children’s books, YA fantasy
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print