Please welcome my dear friend, Sherrinda Ketchersid as we talk about her new release, His to Keep! And isn’t this cover gorgeous?!
Let’s jump right in!
- What is the most challenging and rewarding thing you’ve experienced as an author?
I think the most challenging thing for me is how hard it is to sit down and write. I did not expect that. I thought I’d sit and let the words flow until my book’s completed. Nope. I procrastinate by cleaning toilets or some other awful chore. I think it’s fear—fear that I won’t be able to write another book; fear that I won’t connect with readers; fear that I am just a poser, pretending to be a writer. I know, I know, it is silly, but from what I’ve heard, a lot of writers think those thoughts. As for the most rewarding, having readers tell me they stayed up past their bedtime trying to finish my book just totally makes my day. To know that my book brought someone joy makes me giddy.
- What is something your readers would be surprised to learn about you?
I feel like I have shared everything there is to know about me. Hhhm, I used to perform in plays with my church youth group. I was so shy as a girl, but there was something about being on stage that allowed me to let loose. I also wore a metal back brace the first two years of high school (think Joan Cusack in Pretty in Pink).
- If you could go back in time and talk to your younger self, what’s the one thing you’d want her to know?
Just enjoy the journey. The publication journey is not a race. God has a place for your stories, whether they are picked up traditionally or self-published. Enjoy the process and keep on writing!
- What’s your dream destination vacation?
Hands down, it would be Scotland. I love reading historical fiction set in the Highlands, and my next book is set there. I just think it is a mystical sort of place, full of rugged beauty.
- What’s your daily must have/must do?
Must. Have. Coffee. 😊 But seriously, I start my day with a cup of Bulletproof Coffee (Keto coffee with cream, butter, and coconut oil) and my Bible. It’s the best way for me to start the day. I have found that my best days always include a chore of some kind, writing a scene, and then doing the business side of writing (blog/social media/etc.) If I can have balance in my day, I feel like I have been a success.
He’s fighting for his inheritance—she’s marrying her sworn enemy.
When Ian McGowan attempts to claim Whitfield Castle as his rightful inheritance, he finds himself barred by a tempestuous lass who is entailed to be the bride of the castle’s new owner.
Claire Beaumont, the orphaned ward of Whitfield, has good reason to hate Scots, and she is not about to let a Scot enter her beloved home. But when the handsome knight steals into the castle and proves his claim on the land, she must face her ultimate nightmare—marriage to her sworn enemy—in order to save those she cares about most.
Restoring the failing Whitfield Castle while wooing his defiant intended proves more challenging than Ian anticipated. His struggles reach a crisis when his nemesis arrives at the castle, and he must overcome his past demons to prove his worth. He must fight for what is his to keep—and it could well cost him his heart.
Sherrinda Ketchersid is a lover of stories with happily-ever-after endings. Whether set in the past or present, romance is what she writes and where her dreams reside. She resides in Dallas, Texas with her preacher husband and scruffy dog, Phineas.
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BUY LINK for His to Keep: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08M4BS32V/