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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:

How Writers are Actually Actors

This is so true! Funny how once somebody says something you can totally see it, whereas before you had never given it a thought!

A Writer's Path

by Ryan Lanz

“As a writer, I am just an actor in a play, telling a story that needs to be told.”

-Rita Webb

I hate memorizing lines.

In my teens, I had a brush with the acting bug. I enjoyed the thrill of being on stage. The thunder of the applause was intoxicating. I lived in southern California at the time, and I briefly considered having a go at acting. The main problem: I hated memorizing lines.

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The Week’s Best Cartoons ⚡ 2/15

This would be funny IF they weren’t so true …

Political⚡Charge

By Marc Murphy, Louisville Courier-Journal

Here are some of the best editorial cartoonists in the country (and a few from abroad) with their visual opinions about this week’s news:

Trump Seeks Revenge

By Morten Morland

By Mike Luckovich, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

By Bill Bramhall, New York Daily News

By Banx

Barr Interferes with Justice

By Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune

By Pat Chappatte

By Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle

By Ann Telnaes, Washington Post

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By Mike Peters, Mother Goose and Grimm

By Jeff Darcy, Cleveland.com

By Matt Davies, Newsday

By Mike Luckovich, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

And Other News

By Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune

ByJim Morin, Miami Herald

By Christopher Weyant

By Matt Davies, Newsday

By Matt Davies, Newsday

By Kevin Necessary

By Rod EmmersonNZ Herald

Want to get these political cartoon roundups every…

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The Washington Post: Top Stories | Why you shouldn’t censor your teen’s reading (even the sex and violence)

If they’re reading, encourage it! No matter what!
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:

Adventures and Musings of an Arch Druidess

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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: 
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too:

Sniffy McAdderall says….

Oh so sad, oh oh so true …

Ends and Beginnings

“Democrats are now the party of high taxes, high crime, open borders, late-term abortion, socialism, and blatant corruption. The Republican Party is the party of the American Worker, the American Family, and the American Dream!” – Trump tweet 1-9-20

If you saw Trumps national address Wednesday morning, a speech that Lindsey Graham said was comparable to President Ronald Reagan’s infamous “Tear down this wall, Mr. Gorbachev” speech you know there is something wrong with The Donald and for that matter Lindsey Graham. Besides slurring his words, being short of breath and sniffing 58 times while he read his 15 minute speech in a monotone voice Trump just doesn’t look healthy or sane. And whoever sprayed the orange paint on him for this occasion should be fired. It looked like a $29.95 Earl Scheib special (bonus points if you know who Earl Scheib is).

Shortly after his speech SniffyMcAdderall was trending…

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Left Waiting & Other Poems

When I was in my teens, I had a notebook filled with poems I loved. I even had a couple written by my brother that were quite amazing. One day, someone stole that collection of “my” poems.
After that, I started to believe poems were by the rich for the snobs.
I’m finally getting back to appreciating the beauty of poems again! 😉
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:

The Stories In Between

I just realized I haven’t mentioned my newest book since its release day.

Available in eBook or paperback from Amazon

Thank you to everyone who has already purchased a copy and if you haven’t left a rating/review on Amazon or Goodreads, I would really appreciate if you would take the time to do so.

Also, Potter’s Grove Press has set up a merchandise store over at Teespring.

Mugs, t-shirts, stickers, etc. Stop on by and have a look, if you so desire.

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