Sherry Ficklin is an accomplished hybrid author and professional speaker. She has taught writing classes and publishing seminars as well as appeared as a guest speaker on various writing and genre related subjects such as roles of strong women in fiction and time travel for teens.
Sherry is available for speaking engagements, interviews, and appearances. She is also happy to speak to reading and writing groups via telephone, Skype, or Google+.
The Lost Imperials Books
|Extracted||(2013)||Audio Paperback Kindle|
|Prodigal||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Riven||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Stolen Empire Books
|Queen of Someday||(2014)||Audio Paperback Kindle|
|Queen of Tomorrow||(2015)||Audio Paperback Kindle|
|Queen of Always||(2015)||Audio Paperback Kindle|
|Playing with Fire||(2015)||Audio Paperback Kindle|
|In Too Deep||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Digital Horizon||(2016)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Terminal Override||(2017)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Short Story Collections/Anthologies
Sherry is a full-time writer from Colorado and the author of over a dozen novels for teens and young adults including the best-selling Stolen Empire series. She also writes New Adult fiction under the pen name Ranae Glass and appears as a guest speaker at several conventions annually. You can find her at her official website, www.sherryficklin.com, or stalk her on her Facebook page www.facebook.com/sherry.ficklin. She is represented by Nadia Cornier of Firebrand Literary.
- Sherry is featured in Forever YA
- Sherry is featured in USA Today HEA
- Sherry is featured in the Just Jared Jr Book Club
- Sherry is featured in RT Digital Magazine
- Sherry is featured in Deseret News
- Sherry is featured in the GJ Sentinel
Q. When/how did you begin writing?
A. I’ve been writing since high school. I started creating fanific online not long after that and continued writing for fun for many years. In 2008 my husband encouraged me to write my first full-length novel and submit it for publication. It eventually found a publisher and my freshmen series was released later that year. While it wasn’t a huge success, it got my foot in the door to the industry, and I haven’t looked back since.
Q. What are the best and worst parts of being an author?
A. The best parts (and there are so many) are probably the networking I get to do with other authors. I’m such a fangirl when I get to meet other authors I love, it’s just such a kick. That and fan mail. Getting fan mail is possibly the best thing ever. The worst parts are, well, are there bad parts? Bad reviews can be hard, or when you release a book you just love and it doesn’t seem to find it’s niche. That’s tough. But I wouldn’t trade a minute of any of that. I have the best job in the world!
Q. Why YA?
A. I love writing YA because I love exploring that sort of snapshot in time when a person is really experiencing things–love, death, loss, the search for identity–for the first time. Those first hard choices, those first experiences, really shape who we become later in life, so that’s what I like to explore. How people become the people they are, what drives them. What shapes them. It’s fascinating to me.
Q. What is your favorite thing to read?
A. Literally anything. Mysteries, thrillers, horror (sometimes), comedies. I read it all. But my go to is probably paranormal. Give me a good shifter book any day.
Q. If you could offer one piece of advice to an aspiring writer, what would it be?
A. Never give up. It’s so easy to make excuses or to get distracted. Get the first draft on paper, start to finish, even if it’s total crap. Just get it out. Once you have it all out, you can revise your little heart out. But never finishing a story is a problem. At the end of the day, writers write. Period. So just write.
Q. What do you do in your spare time?
A. What is this ‘spare time’ you speak of? Haha. I’m always searching for inspiration. I love museums and thrift stores and traveling the world. But on a good day I settle for Netflix and pizza. I’m a simple girl at heart, I guess. I do love gardening, which is ironic because I hate being dirty, and I love music and going to movies.