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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Mr. Lamperti,
I very much appreciate your message and am glad that you care so much about El Salvador’s recent history.
When I first began writing “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador,” I wanted it to be historical fiction, but I had t w o very knowledgable people tell me not to write it that way. The first person (who recently passed away with cancer) told me that the story would be better told by moving events around in order to build tension. Karen Aschenbach had written screenplays and lived in Hollywood the last few years of her life. I am well aware that Hollywood doesn’t often tell the complete truth, but I am also hoping that this story will be made into a movie.
The other person who recommended I not call it (or make it) historical fiction is an author of historical fiction herself. She said historical fiction doesn’t sell except to a small group of people who care immensely about history. A few months after she gave me this advice, she pulled her books off the shelf to edit and make changes as some readers had found some errors in the work.
That was a wake-up call for me as I knew I wasn’t being meticulous about the history and especially the time-line.
For these reasons, I call the novel historically-based, rather than historical fiction.
I will make sure my publicist is aware of this so that we do not label this story inaccurately.
My sincere thanks for your compassion toward the Salvadoran cause. My Salvadoran friends and family are very grateful to you and all those who remind the world of this unjust US-funded war.
Sherrie Miranda
sherriemiranda1@aol.com

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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:

Weekend Muse

Gorgeous art that must be seen ASAP! I can’t get into Safari until these idiots leave me alone. I should know better than to click on something stupid like a toddler who smokes! Don’t click on anything that doesn’t pertain to your life! 😛😝😳😜
Peace,
Sherrie

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There is something special about art

That calls your heart

And wakes your imagination

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Art Is The Daughter Of Freedom

We must remember this & always find time for our Art, as well as our time to protest, to make the world a better place! 😉 ❤ 😉 ❤
Peace, love & art 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: 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 😉 ❤ 😉

A Writer And His Thoughts, Meaning In Life

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Has Not Learned The Secret Of Life

Wow, I’ve been doing this my entire life! I didn’t even realize how good that has all been for me! 😉 ❤
Peace, love & overcoming fear 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: http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P11Ch5chkAc 😉 ❤ 😉

A Writer And His Thoughts, Meaning In Life

“He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Eager 89-year-old seeks job: cafe snaps him up | Money | The Guardian

That would be my dad, except he is focusing on his heart health. He had his 1st heart attack at 43 & modern medicine is the only thing keeping him alive!
Peace, love & connection 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: http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P11Ch5chkAc 😉 ❤ 😉

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The justice system is not your friend.

This is sad, but true. For the most part. I feel lucky that the cops in my little city are quite helpful, and as far as I know, there have been no killings. That doe not mean that this is true in most places! Quite the contrary!
When I lived in LA, I saw little guys (i.e. workers) arrested, students arrested, homeless harassed. I do not know of any BIG criminals being arrested on anything!
Peace, love & 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: 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 😉 ❤ 😉

The Prime Directive

Ian Walsh makes an obvious point, but it seems a lot of people, even many radicals, never get it: the justice system is not your friend.

Police and corrections officers are paid not just in money but in license to brutalize. In most cases, they can get away with beating people up and even killing them. To stop a police officer from skating on murder requires riots, as a rule, and even that doesn’t usually work. The FBI has cleared themselves of every killing an FBI officer has performed for decades.

This is not incidental, this is not an accident; this is how our lords and rulers want the enforcement system to run.

Police are selected and trained and socialized to either become thugs or to cover up thuggery. Imbeciles will say things like “not all cops,” but it is virtually unheard of for the “good cops” to inform…

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Sherrie Miranda welcomed customers & signed books at Lift Bridge Book Shop in Brockport, NY

I was welcoming customers & signing books at Lift Bridge Book Shop on Small Business Saturday.   liftbridge_final.jpg

The owners are very helpful to authors, including those who are self-published.  ;-)  <3

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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 😉 ❤ 😉

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The Healthiest Sedative before Bed: Reading – Guest Post…

If I keep reading before sleeping, maybe someday I can get off all my sleep-inducing meds & supps. 😉😌😘
Peace,
Sherrie

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Reading books is a wonderful hobby that introduces you to so many new things, places, cultures and ideas. It takes you to a whole new world and into the lives of different people in present, history and fiction. What’s more, it has amazing benefits such as improved memory, empathy and analytical skills, stress reduction and increased ability to concentrate and focus.

Reading books not only takes you to a different world, but also takes you to dreamland. Passionate readers can surely relate to this. When your long awaited book reaches the stalls, you grab a copy home after work to begin your new reading adventure and the next thing you know: its morning and you slept while reading! Reading before bed has a healthy impact on your sleep; which is why most people treat reading books as a sedative and have incorporated reading as part of their bedtime routine.

It…

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