Today’s exclusive interview with with author and MTW_2017 participant, Sherrie Whaley Frontz who writes as S.W. Frontz. Sherrie hails from Johnson City, Tennessee and her most recent book is titled, Don’t Look Back (Book Two in the Land’s End Series. It’s available in both Kindle and paperback formats.
Let’s take a sneak peek at the blurb:
Last autumn Sheriff Andy Patrick rescued his wife, Samantha, after she was kidnapped by Matt Ruiz. Samantha has retreated into a protective shell, afraid to leave home and pushing away the people who love her. Her daughter enlists the help of family friend, Kellyn. Kellyn has plenty of experience dealing with victims of sexual crimes. Kellyn comes to Land’s End to help Samantha, but she brings trouble with her. By saving Samantha, will Kellyn be able to save herself?
Tell us something(s) about the book that the blurb doesn’t reveal:
One of the villains in the book actually does a good deed. I’m not going to say more, I don’t want to give away any secrets.
Any Upcoming Promotions/Giveaways/Events We Should Know About?
December 19-January 19: Goodreads giveaway for Don’t Look Back
What was your favorite or most surprising comment/review about the book?
A reviewer said that my story kept her on the edge of her seat. It made me feel good because that’s what I want to do.
If given a chance, which author (living or dead) would you like to meet (have met) and why?
Margaret Mitchell. She wrote Gone with the Wind. Do I need to say more?
If your book was made into a movie, who would you cast as which characters?
Kelly Giddish as Kellyn, Tom Selleck as Blake, Jason Beghe as Dalton, Molly Hagan as Sam and Enrique Iglesias as Madison
When and why did you decide to become a writer?
My parents gave me a portable typewriter for Christmas when I was 12. I started a novel then but never finished. I wrote short stories and poems throughout my teens. Life took over and it wasn’t until about four years ago a good friend and author convinced me to start writing again. I began working on my first novel, When the Morning Comes, in 2013, but I kept changing it and putting it away until early 2016. I focused and I finally finished and published When the Morning Comes (Book One in the Land’s End Series) in late April of 2016.
What other jobs have you held?
I was a secretary for 10 years, then a sales agent for 3 and I’ve been a homemaker for 21 years.
What are you working on next and when do you expect it to be on the shelves?
I’m working on Book three, as yet untitled and I hope to publish by May of 2017
Are you traditionally published or self-published and why?
Self-published. I can set my own deadlines.
Do you belong to any writer’s groups? Which ones and how have they helped you?
I just recently joined the Mystery Thriller Week group. Everyone that I’ve had contact with has been super supportive.
If you were going to dabble in a different genre, what would it be?