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It’s Never in a Blue Moon with Shari Dare….
Could you please start by telling us a little about yourself?
I’ve been writing since I was 15 years old. I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart and we have 3 children, 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. It wasn’t until 2002 when I signed my first contract and in the last 10 years I’ve had 66 publications under the names of Sherry Derr-Wille and Shari Dare.
Please tell us your latest news!
I just had my 66th book published under the Sherry Derr-Wille name. I also have a Shari Dare book coming out in the near future, although I don’t have a release date yet.
Do you plan all your characters out before you start a story or do they develop as you write?
I’m what is called a ‘pantser’. In other words, I write by the seat of my pants. I have a general idea about my characters, but once they take over, I no longer have any control over them.
How does your family feel about having a writer in the family?
My husband has come to tolerate my writing. My girls acknowledge it, but they don’t like to talk about it. Two of my grandsons actually go to signings with me. Do they read your books? Here and there all of them with the exception of the three youngest grandchildren have read my books. My son will read anything by Sherry Derr-Wille, but don’t ask him to read Shari Dare.
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
When I was a sophomore in high school the teacher said anyone who got an A on the first test could sit in the back of the room and write for a year. No one told me to stop the assignment and forty years later I learned I was the only one who enjoyed it. By that time it was too late, I was hooked. BTW that teacher still buys and reads my books.
Do you write full time?
I’d like to say that I do, but really and truly I’m retired full time.
What did you do before you became a writer? Or still do?
I worked as a store clerk, a travel agent, a dispatcher, a receptionist and an administrative assistant. Just recently I have started editing for 3 e-book publishers and mentoring new authors.
Can you please give us a sneak peek at any of your upcoming books?
My next Shari Dare book is called MAN IN THE FOREST. It’s the story of a wood nymph who, due to her compassion, has lost her powers and fallen under the spell of a human man. Are they the hope for the future or will they bring their worlds to a crashing halt.
When you have writer's block how do you break free?
I work on so many books at once, I just change gears and work on something else?
What would be the best way for readers contact you?
© Do you have a website? www.derr-wille.com
© Email address? firstname.lastname@example.org
© Blog? www.derr-wille.blogspot.com
How can readers find out more about you and your books?
Check out my website – www.derr-wille.com They can also read the new character interviews I’m doing on my blog – www.derr-wille.blogspot.com
What is the best and worst advice you have ever received?
Finish the book, Finish The Book, FINISH THE DAMN BOOK!!!!!!!
What's your favorite genre to read?
When did you first decide to submit your work?
I’ve been submitting ever since I graduated from high school in 1964. I can literally paper the house in the rejections.
Please, tell us what or who encouraged you to take this big step.
I have a feeling it was my ego that pushed me into publication. My goal was always to be a published author and hold my own book in my hands. I’m still excited every time I hold the first copy of one of my books.
What was your first published work and when was it published?
The first book to actually be published was SUMMER’S CHILD published by Whiskey Creek Press. It came out on June 16, 2003, the same day our twin grandsons, Tanner and Tyler were born.
INTERVIEW WITH CLARITY LANGFORD
Heroine of Never in a Blue Moon
1.] You work for a very unique family. How do you view your sisters in light of their recent discoveries?
What can I say they’re my sisters? I do think the fact they’re running around like they invented sex. I mean I’ve been sexually active since I was eighteen. I know they’re different from me, since they didn’t come into heat until they were in their thirties. They certainly missed out on a lot of great times.
2.] Since your father and sisters are werewolves, do you have the same tendencies?
As the third child of a werewolf and a human, I’m completely human. I do have psychic powers. I guess that’s why my parents named me Clarity.
3.] What are your views about sex?
Sex is the greatest thing since sliced bread. I’ve had a good time, but not until I went away to college. Once I got out from under Mommy & Daddy’s thumb, I’ve learned what it means to be a human woman. I’ve enjoyed sex with several of my boyfriends, but I don’t go around flaunting it to everyone in sight.
4.] You are a very beautiful young woman, do you have any plans to get married?
Of course I do, someday, but that day is somewhere in the future. I haven’t found the right person yet. Maybe I’ll never will, but I don’t plan to stop looking until Mr. Right walks into my life.
5.] As a Blue Moon Princess, do you feel threatened by the Beta’s in the same way as your sisters?
I don’t fear them at all. What do I have to worry about? They’re looking for a female werewolf to continue their line. Being completely human, I doubt I have anything to offer them.