A Letter Explaining the Reason Behind the Choice of Writing “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” as Historically-Based, Rather than Historical Fiction

via A Letter Explaining the Reason Behind the Choice of Writing “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” as Historically-Based, Rather than Historical Fiction

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A Note On Writing & Reviewing

Cyana,
I have now encountered four books that I promised reviews on. But I don’t believe in posting bad reviews so I never posted a review.
The last one I promised was so bad that my husband read the beginning and was laughing like a hyena. Sadly, as a fellow author I don’t find it funny. It is tragic that we put so much of ourselves out there, but don’t bother to make sure that our “baby” is ready.
But I also just read a book with a publisher and an editor and was surprised with all the issues in it. You can look for my most recent review here to see it.
Hiring a professional editor is the ONE thing you should spend your money on. I also know a woman who has six books out there. She spent money on a photographer and graphic designer, but her sister-in-law edited the book for free. She said that she’s a teacher so … I guess in her opinion that qualified her. I am a teacher. And I would never edit anyone’s book.
Editors are very special people with an eye for minutia. They have to read the book without sentimentality. Definitely not me. And not my friend’s sister-in-law either.
Also, like it or not, only with years of critiques of our work from professionals can we see all our silly mistakes. We can’t help but be sentimental about our own work.
May you have all that you want and more.
Sherrie

Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too:

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A Different Kind of Bio for My Intro to the Women at A Group Home – WHAT’S YOUR STORY?

A resume tells how one made their money, maybe their career, but there’s always so much more behind the scene events and experiences that show HOW we made it to where we are.
Sherrie Miranda was born Sherrie Thomas to parents brought up by their grandparents in hunting and fishing territory in Pennsylvania.
After the family moved to Upstate New York, Sherrie never quite fit in because of that disconnect of the “old ways” and the new. By high school, she decided fitting in wasn’t the way she wanted to go and she would from then on consider herself an outsider. 
She made the mistake of marrying at the age of eighteen. She wanted to get away from her mom and didn’t see how else she could swing it financially.
After her divorce, she went to college. She flunked out of Art, then Photography, then she moved to New Orleans on a whim. She then studied Art again, but was trying to be more practical, so she switched to Nursing. After 4 years of school, she got accepted into a non-degree nursing program. There was no way in hell she did all that work to come out without a degree so she switched majors again, this time to Drama & Communications. She loved it, but at that time, the business was switching to using computers. Besides, Sherrie was never a “9-5er” so why start now?
She moved to San Diego with a Salvadoran she mistakenly married. He hid his true identity and she suddenly realized she had once again become a wife to a man that cared nothing about what she wanted. By that time though, she had become fluent in Spanish and was a teacher so finally she was dependent on only herself.
After teaching for 10 years in LA, Sherrie moved back to San Diego to marry a man who had fallen in love with her at her teaching job there. He is also a musician and was a huge influence on her getting her novel written and published.
Say hello to Sherrie Miranda!

Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too:

One Year into Making America Great Again: Mike’s Thoughts

Mike’s Thoughts
One year into making America great again…
Donald Trump ran for President promising to “Make America Great Again.” Personally, I think he is off to a great start. Why? Because if his presidency has done one thing, it’s that people have become AWARE and ACTIVE like never before. Complacency is no longer the standard when it comes to how people perceive our government and those who represent us. We are all becoming more informed and involved, especially with issues that relate to our lives and our families.
The day after his inauguration, the Women’s March became the largest worldwide march in history. Donald Trump woke up the women of the world and we are just beginning to feel the effects. The march centered on issues such as equal pay, equal opportunity, and a woman’s right to make decisions relating to her health and body. Women coming forward and speaking out are now bringing focus to their treatment in the work place. Men in power in Hollywood, corporate America, and the halls of the Senate and Congress are learning sexual harassment and discrimination have no place anywhere in America.
The travel ban, attempts to end DACA, Black Lives Matter, and white supremacists galvanized and united other sectors of the population. Limiting an individual’s liberty and freedom based on the color of their skin or the God they worship is not something the American people are willing to sit back and accept. Our Constitution, the 15th and 19th amendments, the Civil War, and civil rights legislation of the 1960’s prove removing prejudice and discrimination are ongoing struggles.
I believe this time is different. So many groups are feeling threatened by pending legislation and recent passed legislation. All of us are affected in some way. We have become “AWARE.” If we are going to protect our values, our beliefs, and our money, now is the time to pay attention. We have also become “ACTIVE.” In addition to the Women’s March, we are marching and protesting to protect health care. Our representatives are being contacted in record numbers to express our opinions. We are marching for or against gun control, removing Confederate statues, and tax reform. Citizens that are aware and active are the ones who drive change.
Unfortunately change is not always easy to accept. When the change threatens religious or cultural beliefs, the very existence of the group is threatened. Our democracy ensures there is room for all religions, all cultures, and all ideas. We are at a point in history where our political leadership sees change on the horizon. Our congressional leaders exist on the polarization of the population. It appears they are now working to divide us rather than unite us.
Our people are what makes America great. We are diverse in color, culture, religion, education, sexual orientation, motivation, and desires. Our success as a country is built upon our ACCEPTANCE of our differences rather than our ability to silent dissent. I was moved when a Muslim group helped restore a   vandalized Jewish cemetery. Traditional enemies are showing respect for the others heritage. We as individuals will end the  polarization. Love and respect cannot be legislated.
Today the news is reporting the inappropriate treatment of women by men in power. We all know that most men have the physical power to dominate and control women. Treatment of women is a worldwide issue and it has been since the beginning of time. I’m confident the time of change is here. Women’s issues will      dominate the headlines. Awareness will activate the changes that improve life for all of us.
No time in history has seen the potential for change we now have before us. A united population, knowledgeable of the issues, and active participation, can control the direction of our change. Don’t sit on the side lines. Contact your representatives and tell them how you feel about important issues. Make them represent YOU and your family, not kowtow to the party line. Get busy and we will Make America Greater.
~ Michael Rice is a broker from Mt. Laguna
Please contact me if you have an article you’d like me to share. Sorry, but the alternative view is seen enough; that won’t be posted here!  😉  ❤
Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” will be out en Español soon. It’s about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador: 
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too:
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There are ways other than Rx meds to cure yourself!

Hello,
I haven’t been here at Inspire in a while. That’s because my husband and I are really trying to use food & supplements as a way to heal. My husband is slowly getting off all his diabetes meds which just kept growing. They even gave him meds for things he didn’t need like a statin despite cholesterol of 140.
I have very high cholesterol (now at 385), but I have researched and several cardiologists & heart surgeons have written books about the fact that the data was misread back in the 1940s. I had two EchoStress tests in which it showed my arteries to be clear. I have eaten the right foods since I was 18. The only real issue was that I did like sugary desserts (tho not in excess) which has now been shown to be the biggest problem, along with processed foods (which have lots of sugar in them). Watch “Sugar Coated” to learn more about this, esp. how Big Sugar demonized fat.
We did a 28 day cleanse and severely restricted our diet during that time. For 28 days, we ate no beef or pork, no gluten, soy,  grains, dairy, eggs and ate grass fed, organic chicken & wild caught fish. We also tried to eat organic whenever possible. During this cleanse, I lost 18 lbs. & no longer had knee or lower back pain. All my joints felt great. My eyes cleared up & I was taking less sleep aides. My acne even seemed to calm down.
For my husband, he continued with a less restrictive diet (adding in some eggs, meat & tomatoes, but grass fed, organic). Me, not so much. Since I don’t have diabetes but have been told for years, I am pre-diabetic, he felt I didn’t have to be as strict. The thing is the problems came back tho they are much more mild than before.
By the way, my husband was told not to count fat or calories. Fat just has to be MUFA or PUFA, i.e. good fat. He has lost 12 lbs. & is feeling great!
As we were doing this, I kept noticing Dr. Weil’s Anti-Inflammatory Food Pyramid which is posted in my kitchen. The 28 day cleans diet is very similar to his diet. By the way, I use the word diet to mean a way of eating, not anything related to calorie restriction, etc.
The only food from a live being in Weil’s diet is fish.
Just thought I’d let you know where I was at on this journey. I am seeing a new dr. next week that believes in food & supplementation in order to heal. I hope to continue on this road to health.
Thank you,
Sherrie
P.S. My husband’s program is a 5 month program that cost more than $1K a month because it is not covered by insurance. Some of you may see that as a bad thing, but since Big Pharma is now telling doctors how to maintain (or control) a patient’s illness rather than cure it, I think this $7K is the best money my hubby has ever spent!

Learn the story behind: Publish “Crimes and Impunity in New Orleans.” and help us meet our goal. @indiegogo
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Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” will be out en Español very soon! It is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P11Ch5chkAc 😉

“Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” will soon be out in Spanish – PLZ tell your Spanish speaking friends! Thanks!

Yes, I finally found a Salvadoran translator & editor with the help of BabelsBook. The critically acclaimed novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” should be very popular in Spanish as many Spanish speakers read the English version even though they seldom read in English.   51UX4f00CBL._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg
Learn the story behind “Publish Crimes and Impunity in New Orleans.” and help us get this edited & published by the end of the year. @indiegogo
https://igg.me/at/CrimesImpunityNOLAnovel/8856231

Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P11Ch5chkAc 😉
Learn the story behind “Publish Crimes and Impunity in New Orleans.” and help us meet our goal. @indiegogo
https://igg.me/at/CrimesImpunityNOLAnovel/8856231

Indigenous Rising Media: Resistance Grows Against Bayou Bridge Pipeline

I wanted to share the video “Resistance Grows Against Bayou Bridge Pipeline.” Here it is from FB group Indigenous Rising Media. I am curious to know if they want non-Native people to join the, there to protest. A good friend of mine went to NODAP & many were arrested. Many were sprayed with freezing cold water in the winter of 2016. The problem in LA will be the heat, rather than cold. Winters are very mild. My guess is they will find a new way to torture protesters though.Mr%20Cute%20Trooper.jpg

On the eve of the opening of the L’eau Est La Vie Camp in South Louisiana, we want to provide some background on what the Bayou Bridge Pipeline is, it’s connection to the Dakota Access Pipeline, who the pipeline will impact, and why this pipeline needs to be stopped.

Tomorrow, June 24, the L’eau Est La Vie (Water is Life) Camp will open. This camp will be a hub for the resistance to the Bayou Bridge Pipeline.

Stand with Water Protectors in the Gulf Region as they rise to protect their wetlands, Indigenous rights, and the water that sustains their livelihood and culture.

Follow L’eau Est La Vie Camp
and visit NoBBP.org for more info on the pipeline.

#NoBPP
#WaterIsLife
#KeepItInTheGround
#NoDAPL

Special thanks to Sovereign Sounds Project for sound design and for creating original music to accompany this piece.

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Jennifer Edwards
Jennifer Edwards We need better,kinder,smarter-Less Toxic- ways of creating energy.

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· June 23 at 9:07am

 

Eve Land
Eve Land They want to do this in a time of increased earthquake activity. Why?

· June 23 at 11:56pm

 

Anthony Two Hawks Charoensook
Anthony Two Hawks Charoensook I REALLY can’t stand the use of eminent domain from Private Companies using Federal Laws to take what they want is absolutely illegal to begin with

· June 26 at 7:18am

 

EcoWatch
EcoWatch This video of Cherri Foytlin is great! Read more here:
Resistance Grows Against Bayou Bridge Pipeline
http://bit.ly/2s17MwA

 

Jackie Guillot
Jackie Guillot Where exactly in Louisiana is the camp?

· June 23 at 1:29pm

 

Sally Martin
Sally Martin God Bless. My heart to your heart UK

· June 23 at 10:38am

 

Heidi Welch
Heidi Welch It never ends!!

· June 23 at 9:44am

 

Eşref Dülgar
Eşref Dülgar Very Best very beautiful native indian family

· June 23 at 6:13pm

 

Val Rainey
Val Rainey There has to be a way of truly working together

 

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Pete Sanchez
Pete Sanchez Time to brush up on Bayou Cajun!!!

 

Tanya Blas
Tanya Blas Where is camp?

Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too. You can go to the Home page of her blog to watch it:
https://sherriemiranda1.wordpress.com
Or you can see it on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P11Ch5chkAc 😉