Through the years, I've met some really fun people. Since Kathryn (our oldest) is now an author, I've taken more interest in the book tables at these events. Let's face it. I LOVE books, but Hubby gets "that look" on his face if I bring home a bunch of new ones. Nearly every wall in our home has book shelves, plus books stacked all over (pretty and decoratively of course!)... One of the authors I've met & really enjoyed getting to know is Sherrilyn Polf. She writes WWII Historical Fiction. This is something our whole family enjoys. Liberal Kansas Air Museum is always one of our favorite "field trips".
Sherrilyn is in the process of publishing her SIXTH novel in this series and I had the opportunity to ask her some interview questions. I'm sure you will enjoy getting to know her as much as I have!
When and why did you begin writing?
I started writing at an young age. Living on a farm, seven miles out gave me a need for friends--thus I wrote. I love to write. It's an adventure for me. I usually write afternoons and evenings, but sometimes my "friends" (my characters) require more time with me.
What inspired you to write your first book?
When I acquired volumes of old letters, telegrams, formulas blueprints, drawings during World War II depicting aeronautical engineering I had a catalyst for my Engineering of Flight Series.
Do you have a specific writing style?
No, at least I don't think so. Others might. I do love adventure, mystery and history.
How did you come up with the title?
It's a title I've had in mind for many years and was going to use it on another adventure until this series came about.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Stay the course and always keep faith.
Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Initially no; but I do pull experiences from my childhood on the farm.
What books have most influenced your life most?
The Bible; Bode Thoene Zion Legacy Series and The Zion Covenant Series; Gone with the Wind; The Cat Who...a series by Lillian Jackson Braun and Tony Hillerman are the adult favorites.
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest? Elaine Littau; Jodie Thomas; L. M. Donavon; C. L. Collar, Jennifer McMurrain, Dawnita Fogleman and Kathryn Fogleman.
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Finding enough time to research and write.
Do you have to travel much concerning your books?
Where is the most interesting place your books have taken you?
Each place is special in scenery and people but I think the most interesting place or places have been Canadian TX Arts Fall Foliage Festival and Union Co. Fair, Clayton NM and Tulsa OK Expo. I like meeting the people (in my own laid back fashion). I love talking about my books.
Who designed the covers?
Book one and two--A Matter of Trust and If in Doubt...Believe...Jonna Feavel; Books three through six--A Faithful Soul, WWII: Home Front, Christmas 1943, and Forever Thankful...Jessica Winner.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
Write...always write. Keep paper and pen everywhere. Solve "writer's block" with research.
Thank you so much Sherrilyn!
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