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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Looking for Readers Willing to Review “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador”

The review only needs to be 2-3 sentences. If you are interested, email me at sherriemiranda1@aol.com. Let me know if you prefer a Mobi or a PDF.

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.CoverEight_sherrie2015_33

Peace & justice for all,

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:

An FB Connection tells me how much he loved “Secrets & Lies In El Salvador: Shelly’s Journey.”

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I can only hope he will post this on Amazon, as well as other places!                               Sherrie

Dear 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

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:

Please share my Indiegogo Campaign to help me Finish & Publish “Crimes & Impunity in New Orleans”

I’m finally back to working on the prequel to my debut novel. “Crimes & Impunity in New Orleans” takes place during the Reagan era (including 1984!). Shelly goes to NOLA to prepare for her trip to El Salvador, but she has no idea that a place in the U.S. can be so completely different from her world in Upstate New York. She encounters sexism, police brutality, and sees the effects of racism first hand. Her Salvadoran friend is visited by the FBI & the Cubans in New Orleans threaten the lives of protesters & even call the homes of organizers. Shelly’s time in New Orleans makes her want to go back to her safe, little life in Hilton, NY.

If you can buy the book ahead of time, it will help me pay for editing, formatting & uploading. As you can see above, the cover is already made.

Learn the story behind “Publish Crimes and Impunity in New Orleans.” and help us meet our goal. @indiegogo

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 😉

Meet Author Sherri Miranda – An Interview

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Between “Secrets and Lies,”

a Conversation with Author Sherri Miranda

BY FABRICIO CORREA

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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 got back from the La Jolla Writer’s Conference last night. Already getting caught up with politics. I must stop! My current & next book have the messages that need to be told.

I understand people’s frustrations with the election, but we must do whatever it is we do to make a difference in the world. The writers, both published & unpublished, at the writer’s conference seem to get it. One woman said most of us only heard the negative statements that Trump made. This is likely true, but on the other hand, why did he make those negative statements?

My roommate (at the conference) is upset because the people she knew who voted for Trump would not admit it & therefor would not say why they voted for him. They did not want to explain their rational.

Other than that, we stayed away from politics. We have important work to do! We have to get our work out where it can be read or viewed by the public (in the case of screenwriting). That’s the way writers make a difference in the world.

And the authors and writers who presented at the La Jolla Writer’s Conference definitely ARE making a difference! Jonathan Maberry has published 29 books, as well as hundreds of articles. Laura Taylor is an expert at helping other writers get published. Andrew Peterson’s “Nathan McBride” series is allowing readers to understand the complexity of our nation’s involvement in other countries. Peterson also gives books to vets & their families.

There was not a second during that conference that I wasn’t connecting, learning or feeling the importance of getting our work out to a reading audience. Thank you to the Kuritz family for organizing this amazing event AND for making it affordable! You can register for next year’s conference (Oct. 27, 28 & 29) for $295 before Dec. 15th. http://lajollawritersconference.com/registration/ As of today, the registration for 2017 isn’t up yet, but it should be there any day now. If you don’t live in San Diego & feel the hotel is too pricey, you can always do an AirB&B for Friday & Saturday nights.

IF YOU ARE A WRITER, AUTHOR OR HOPE TO GET THAT BOOK OUT OF YOU ONE DAY, YOU WILL NOT REGRET ATTENDING THIS CONFERENCE. IT IS THE BEST INVESTMENT I EVER MADE. In fact, I likely would not have finished & published my debut novel if I hadn’t gone to LJWC. I look forward to meeting you next year!51UX4f00CBL._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

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:

Review of “Smaller and Smaller Circles” by F.H. Batacan

5.0 out of 5 stars
Batacan’s novel is skillfully written! Hats off to the priests of the world who refuse to let a murder go unsolved!
Batacan's debut novel
Reviewed by Sherrie Miranda
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This review is for: “Smaller and Smaller Circles” (Hardcover)
Yes, this is a dark story because of the murders of these “throw-away” boys. But the love from the two priests trying to help the incompetent police comes through loud and clear.
Ms. Batacan’s understanding of police work and crime scene investigation is extensive, which only makes the book that much more believable.
My guess is that Batacan has fictionalized an actual serial killer’s murders as she makes the reader understand how two priests who wouldn’t give up forced the police to keep looking for the murderer even after they had already pinned the murders on someone else.
This novel made me appreciate the Catholic clergy serving low-income communities all over the world even more than I did before. (I wrote about a few in my own novel.
It never occurred to me how well educated and well trained these men and women of the cloth had to be by the time they got to the country they were going to serve. I assume these priests were from Spain, but nowhere is it said outright.
Wherever these priests are from, I ma just glad to know there are people like them in the world: people who won’t give up on the oppressed and downtrodden even when the rest of the world has long forgotten their struggle.
Thank you, Ms. Batacan, for telling us this beautiful love story, the love between two priests and a people that no one else seems to care about. Excellent work, all the way around!

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: