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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It’s been a bit frustrating as I had three reviews recently that were NOT put on Amazon which is where many look for reviews even if they don’t buy from them. The reviews ended up in obscure places where they’ll never be seen.
The prequel to this novel “Crimes & Impunity in New Orleans” will be out in December.
Peace & justice for all,
I can only hope he will post this on Amazon, as well as other places! Sherrie
I just finished reading your novel. I really enjoyed it. What a page-turner. I completed it in only 4–really 3+1/2 days. I continually had to discover what happened to the characters next.
Far from being mere mouthpieces, they were each real human beings with all a real human being’s combination of gifts and flaws. These, possessed more gifts, of course!
Rather than the two dimensional story we all too often learn of on TV or in the newspapers, you made the struggle in El Salvador truly come alive–both the land herself and the people living there.
You wrote a very lovely, poignant and memorable tale. Through seeing my gushy, purple words, you can tell I am absolutely sincere in my words of congratulations.
Warmest regards, Michael
Between “Secrets and Lies,”
a Conversation with Author Sherri Miranda
BY FABRICIO CORREA
Fabricio Correa – What made you choose El Salvador as the background for your novel? What inspired you?
Sherri Miranda: I protested the US support of the civil war for more than ten years. I also was married to a Salvadoran during part of that time & went to ES in ’82. I went with a fact-finding delegation in ’02. By then, I knew I would write the story, but had little time & no idea how it would look.
The facts of the war & knowing my country supported it hurt me deeply. Then learning how loving & generous Salvadorans are brought me to the point that I HAD to write this novel. It wasn’t going away no matter what I did.
FC: You delve into harsh realities of a war-torn third world country. Would you…
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I have fretted over the text on my old cover so much, I don’t know why it took so long to get this new back cover made! I’m just glad I finally did! Here’s the front cover (below) for those who haven’t seen it.
Thanks so much to Rosanne Dingli for her attention to detail & her patience with new authors like me! 😉 ❤ Peace, 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. You can go to the Home page of her blog to watch it:
Or you can see it on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P11Ch5chkAc 😉 ❤ 😉
Looks like I missed Day 3 & 5 & 6 … My apologies. 💝🎎🎏 I will post them now. Peace can never come too late! 😉 ❤
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:
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too. You can go to her Home page to watch it:
https://sherriemiranda1.wordpress.com Or go to YouTube & type in the title of her novel! 😉 ❤
It would be great if you have read my novel, if you would please write a short review. Two sentences can be very telling! 😉 ❤ These are some recent sample from Amazon!
5.0 out of 5 stars – and unparalleled love among the suffering
By MA on March 13, 2016
“Secrets and Lies in El Salvador” authored by Sherrie Miranda, is a unique book which could be treated both as an adventurous fiction and a non-fiction travel book. When Shelly, the American girl, lands in El Salvador, she finds a country not only steeped in crippling poverty but in horrendous ravage from a civil war there. However,even within this fractured state of instability, she finds warmth among people, and unparalleled love among the suffering.
The cuisine, which is a part of this journey, serves as contrast to lighten up the dark theme of a convoluted plot of a deeply seated corruption in politics that the country cannot escape from, neither correct it. On the flip side though, there is always hope, lurking in the shadows of the mind.
5.0 out of 5 stars – Immersion
By Matt on December 1, 2015
From the first page of Sherrie Miranda’s book, Secrets and Lies in El Salvador, you are immersed in another culture, another time. Her knowledge of the history and people is obvious and makes you want to learn more. Add to that a love story and some intense dramatic scenes (not for the sensitive) and this book will hold your attention.
4.0 out of 5 stars – While not my usual genre I enjoyed this book
By Teresa T on September 4, 2015
“Secrets & Lies in El Salvador”
Set in a time and place of rebellion and war this story touched me. I had little knowledge of El Salvador’s political history and Sherrie Miranda’s story gave me insight. Told from Shelly’s pov the story reads like a memoir. We read of her discovery of a family history she had been unaware of, her reasons for traveling to El Salvador and the actions of others that affect her life. While not my usual genre I enjoyed this book more than I expected to.
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:
San Diego Book Review gave “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” 5*s:
An article about Sherrie Miranda and her debut novel:
An article about the writer’s group Sherrie Miranda started:
An interview by Fiona McVie on her Authors Interviews WordPress blog:
I don’t usually write bad reviews. I just try not to think about the time I wasted reading a book, but Mansfield is long dead. Maybe someone will write the story of HER life. That would be much more interesting. Peace, Sherrie Miranda
Bliss & Other Stories
by Katherine Mansfield
Sherrie Miranda’s review
1* – did not like it
1.0 out of 5 stars – Sadly Lacking in Substance, March 23, 2016
This review is for: Bliss and Other Stories
I have an older book from 1973 though I am sure there are others much older.
These stories are all about what’s going on in the narrator’s head. Nothing that actually happens is of any consequence. In fact, the narrators’ thoughts are of no consequence either.
Someone else reviewed the book, speaking of Mansfield’s tragic life and how she kept writing. I would have loved to read stories of that tragic life, rather than a bunch of rich people sitting around, eating, drinking or smoking.
Sorry, but this book of short stories did nothing for me. I even skipped through one section, just trying to get to the end. As they say “The truth is stranger than fiction.” Mansfield’s mistake was in not writing HER TRUTH.