Monday, February 20, 2012
Interview with YA Romance Author Sherry Gammon
“Unlovable is a very lovable story…Despite the heart-breaking moments of this novel (and Unlovable has quite a few of these), I loved every word, sentence, page, chapter I read. While I usually prefer more lighthearted stories, there is something special about this novel and the way it's written that made it possible for me to get completely sucked into the story.” –Fictional Distraction
Hello Sherry! This book is a young adult romantic thriller. Please tell us about your novel.
Where did you get your inspiration for this book?
I grew up with a couple of girls who had a rough go of things. I formed Maggie's character around these two girls. The drug part was all made up, thankfully!!
Thrillers tend to keep a reader on the edge of their seat. What kind of research did you have to do for this novel?
Lots. I didn't know anything about guns, drugs, or the MET. I had to research quite a bit, plus I interviewed people I knew who were familiar in each of these areas.
I bet that was so interesting to interview all those people. What does your family think about your writing?
Love it. Completely supportive in every way! I'm very blessed, that's for sure. My hubby is very encouraging. He is a good editor also!
Now it’s time to tell us something about the real you that we’ll never forget.
I have six toes on both my feet!
What did you say? Hahaha! Well, at least you got my readers attention.
Okay, not really. I have lived in five states and 26 different homes! I am a nomad, my kids hate it! We have lived in our current town/ward for almost nine years now. A record for us! And we don't plan on moving any time soon. We love New York…though we hate the taxes!! We are only 20ish minutes from the sacred grove!! Is there a more perfect place!
Oh my gosh! 26 homes? I bet that’s a real record for most kids. So you’re from New York, eh? My hubby and I went to Palmyra and walked through the historical sites a few years ago. It was the most amazing experience. We even saw the Hill Cumorah Pageant. Loved it! I’d recommend it to anyone who wants a fun and spiritual vacation.