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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