Please welcome author Sheryl Lister to the blog today. She’s here to tell us a little about herself and her new book Places in My Heart. And in celebration of her new release, Ms. Lister is offering a contest to win some pretty awesome goodies 🙂
Is there a book on the market today that you’ve read, and you immediately thought, I wish I had written this story?
I’ve been reading for as long as I could form the words and I can’t say there has been a book I thought I should have written. I do occasionally say that I wish I could tell a type of story—riveting, engaging, etc.—as well as certain authors.
What are your writing habits? Do you have to have complete silence or do you have music playing? Do you only write at certain times of the day? Set the mood for us.
I write at all times of the day. During the day when no one is home, I’ll have the music turned up to some R&B or contemporary jazz, make sure my 24 oz. tumbler is filled with water, and my sliced apple and raw almonds are ready to go. When everyone is home at night, I tend to put my earphones in…still need my music. However, sometimes the music is a hindrance because I love to sing, so I find myself doing more singing than writing or accidentally typing what I’m singing…lol.
What makes you laugh?
Sunday dinners with the family. Some of the silly conversations we have keep us at the table and laughing for at least an hour.
Mention some incidents when you laughed at yourself?
I laugh at myself every time I’m yelling at the computer because I can’t find a document I know I saved, then find it exactly in the folder I put it in…so I wouldn’t forget.
If you were given you one million dollars how would you spend it?
I would probably spend it on rehabbing an old closed hotel and turning it into transitional housing for the homeless.
He’s got all the right moves
Omar Drummond is a pro football superstar with a body that’s a pure work of art. But Morgan Gray is forbidden to act on their chemistry, or repeat their impulsive kiss. Proving her worth as a sports agent means securing the notorious celebrity as a client, not a lover. Yet between flowers, sweet notes and heady hotel interludes, Omar is shamelessly seducing her…
Other agents—and exes—have tried using Omar as a meal ticket, and he’s closed himself off from emotional entanglements. With Morgan, it’s a whole new playbook. Smart and tough, she can negotiate a contract and turn him on all in one go, and he craves more. But in matters of trust, he’s just fumbled badly. To win her, he has to show her the man he can be away from the pitch and the limelight, and hope that this time they’re both playing for keeps.
Pre-order your copy of my upcoming release, Places in My Heart. Once you’ve ordered, enter the contest via the link below for a chance to win one of four mini swag packs and one grand prize, a Reader Lover’s Basket which will include a Kindle Fire, $25 Amazon gift card, coffee, teas, chocolates, popcorn, cookies, mug and blanket.
As a thank you for pre-ordering, once you hit the submit button, you will automatically receive a special excerpt of Places in My Heart.
Click here to enter to win —-> http://sheryllister.com/contest/
The contest ends September 30, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Open to residents of the United States and Canada, age 18 & over. The drawing will be held on Tuesday, October 4, 2016.
Sheryl Lister has enjoyed reading and writing for as long as she can remember. After putting writing on the back burner for several years, she became serious about her craft in 2009. She writes contemporary and inspirational romance and romantic suspense. When she’s not reading, writing or playing chauffeur, Sheryl can be found on a date with her husband or in the kitchen creating appetizers and bite-sized desserts. Sheryl resides in California and is a wife, mother of three daughters, a son-in-love, and a proud grandmother.
Sheryl is a member of RWA, Romance Writers of America®, “The Voice of Romance Writers,” as well as the Cultural, Interracial, and Multicultural Special Interest Chapter of Romance Writers of America (CIMRWA). She is represented by Sarah Younger of Nancy Yost Literary Agency.
See all of Sheryl’s published books by visiting her Books page.
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