Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sharon Srock Interview

Hi, everyone. Please welcome author Sharon Srock!

 


Author bio.
Author Sharon Srock went from science fiction to Christian fiction at slightly less than warp speed. Twenty five years ago, she cut her writer's teeth on Star Trek fiction. Today, she writes inspirational stories that focus on ordinary women using their faith to accomplish extraordinary things. Sharon lives in the middle of nowhere Oklahoma with her husband and three very large dogs. Her books include: The Women of Valley View: Callie and The Women of Valley View: Terri, both of which are currently available. The Women of Valley View: Pam will release 11 April 2014.

Hi, Sharon! Give us a couple sentences describing what you write.
I share stories of ordinary women using their faith to do extraordinary things.

How would you label the overall mood of your stories: dark, gritty, poignant, sensitive, heart-warming, raucous, light, fresh, tummy-tickler (funny), educational, adventurous, witty, passionate, reminiscent, sweet, forceful, eye-opening.
I’d say heartwarming is the term I hear the most. Tear Jerker follows a close second.

What is the name of your latest book?
THE WOMEN OF VALLEY VIEW: PAM

What is the theme of your story and how did you come to it?
Forgiveness and the fact that indifference to a person or situation is NOT the same thing. I think if we’re honest, we’ve all been there.

A sneak peek into what you're working on right now?
The series continues in book four with Samantha’s story. I’m currently working on Kate’s story.

Do you blog? If so, leave us the address.
www.sharonsrock.com

Now the fun stuff... :)

On a dream research trip, where would you go? What would you ask to see/experience first?
Rome, Egypt, the Holy lands. There is so much history left there to see and touch. I’d be hard pressed to know where to look first.

When you read, do you prefer paperback, e-book, or audio? Why?
I love the feel of a book in my hand, but I find myself relying more and more on my e-readers simply for the ease and portability. My husband is grateful that we are no longer in danger of being run out of our house by books.

Connect with her at www.sharonsrock.com.
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SharonSrock#!/SharonSrock
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6448789.Sharon_Srock
Please visit her AMAZON page to find current info on her books: http://www.amazon.com/Sharon-Srock/e/B009OB2HSO/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

Free PDF: MEET THE WOMEN OF VALLEY VIEW:

Free Novella: FOR MERCIE’S SAKE




Book blurb.
Pam’s divorce broke her heart. The cruelty of her ex-husband broke her spirit. A bottle of sleeping pills almost took her life. Four years later the scars of Alan Archer’s emotional abuse are beginning to fade under the love of her new husband. When Alan returns to Garfield, Pam must learn that buried secrets and carefully cultivated indifference do not equal forgiveness.
Alan Archer has returned to Garfield with a new wife and a terminal heart condition. His mission? To leave a Christian legacy for his children and to gain Pam’s forgiveness for the sins of his past.
Two hearts hang in the balance waiting for the delicate touch of God’s healing hands.

Wow, this sounds like a heart-rending story, but we trust there will be redemption in the end. With 50% of America's marriages ending in divorce, we do all we can to prevent marriage failure and hold high God's standard of "one man for one woman," but for the many who are on the other side of divorce, I'm sure this book will minister and bring the message of hope and healing through forgiveness. 
 
Which of these things can readers can do to help spread the word about this book?
Word of mouth,
Amazon.com/Goodreads reviews,
Blog posts,
Tweets/Facebook posts,
Like the author's Facebook page, follow on Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Goodreads,
If you win/buy a copy, post a pic with the book,
Repin book quotes or cover art from the author on Pinterest.com,
Recommend to a library or book club, or start one with this book!
I think reviews and just sharing your enjoyment in any medium you prefer.

 
I have two freebies I’d like to offer your readers.
  1. A free PDF that introduces my women:
http://pelink.us/wovvbonus 

2. A free Novella, FOR MERCIE’S SAKE:

Finally, a reminder to visit my blog or my face book page to sign up for my quarterly news letter.


Natalie here. Sharon is kindly offering a copy of THE WOMEN OF VALLEY VIEW: PAM to one reader who comments! Everyone finished with spring cleaning? Er...don't dare look at my house right now. Haha! Audiobooks and Kindle's text-to-speech options are wonderful to listen to when cleaning, though, right? Who else loves the flexibility of audiobooks?

7 comments:

Sharon Srock said...

Natalie, thanks for hosting me this week. I look forward to visiting with your readers.

Natalie Monk said...

Hi, Sharon! Thanks for coming and sharing!

Courtney Phillips said...

These books sound like they delve into difficult topics that ought to be discussed. Very interesting. Thanks for the interview!
Nice to "meet" you, Sharon!

Sharon Srock said...

Courtney, Thanks for stopping by. I hope you'll find the time to get to know The Women of Valley View.

Natalie Monk said...

Thanks for coming by, Courtney!

Tanya Hanson said...

I love books and continuities that weave people throughout the same place. You've got such wonderful stories going, Sharon. And always so nice getting to know you better. Much success and happy writing!

Natalie Monk said...

I love those kinds of series too, Tanya! Thanks for coming by!