I was born in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, hunting and fishing territory. My ex hated me saying that! I guess he thought I should be embarrassed about being born in the countryside. Well, I’m not!

I have been working on my novel “Secrets & Lies In El Salvador” for a long time. I have written a lot of other stuff along the way, mostly nonfiction, but this is the story that I want to get right. I want it to be read by millions, translated into other languages, especially Spanish. And I want it to be made into a major motion picture. That means making it the best it can be. So, yes, it is difficult when I think it is finished and let some well-read readers (i.e. writers, for the most part) read the story and tell me what it needs. Yes, it is hard to have to go back and keep working on it. Some of the writers in my critique group even told me to work on something else.

When I mentioned this at the La Jolla Writer’s Conference this past weekend, they all shook their heads no. They understand. You don’t stop working on the story you feel most passionate about to write short stories and poems. You just don’t!

So, I will continue this journey until I have to decide what the next journey will be. I have about 20 ideas so the main problem will be choosing one. There is a lot of fiction I could write and I could continue writing about “The Things My Mother Says” or write about her grandmother and great aunt that brought her up. Or I could write my memoir called “Finding Prince Charming.” I would like to write about the Girls of Juarez (they have mostly been called women but they really are girls, mostly). I guess I will decide that when the time comes.

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:

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  1. Any comments, suggestions or critiques would be greatly appreciated. Of course, I have only just begun so not much here yet. Suggestions should include HOW to make it happen. Thanks! 😉 ❤

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      1. I am happy to reblog posts or share them on my social sites.
        I hope your offer truly is free & that you will go ahead & do what you are offering.
        Thank you! 😉 ❤
        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:


  3. Still trying to figure out how this works, but I would love to be part of this award! 😉 ❤
    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:


    1. Thanks, Daisy! I didn’t know I had seen your blog before, but you must have a better memory than I! So, I’ll take your word for it.
      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:


  4. Dear Sherrie Miranda,

    It is a pleasure to read your excellent and candid self-introduction here and to be acquainted with you.

    I commend you on all that you have achieved so far and on your attempts at figuring out how to progress in your writing career to your satisfaction.

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    Please kindly let me know what you think of the Manuscript Assessment Criteria by leaving a comment there, especially if you think that it could be improved in one way or the other.

    Happy New Year to you!


    1. Thanks. I’ve actually already published the prequel.
      Sherrie Miranda’s “Crimes & Impunity in New Orleans” follows the dramatic story of naive, sheltered Shelly going to “The Big Easy” to prepare for El Salvador, but has no idea she will encounter sexism and witness racism as well as illegal activities by government agents.
      Author, Sherrie Miranda’s husband made the trailer for “Crimes & Impunity in New Orleans.” He wrote the music too.

      Review: Shelly’s journey in “the city that care forgot.”Sherrie Miranda’s new novel “Crimes and Impunity in New Orleans” puts the reader into a whirlwind of political protests, abusive police, sexist attitudes towards women, and “good old boys” racism in 1980’s New Orleans. Miranda’s second novel follows Shelly, the young northerner, as she quickly finds out that she “isn’t in Kansas anymore” while encountering a slew of picturesque, colorful characters. Reading her book makes you wonder if justice and respect for blacks, immigrants, and women can be reality in America.

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