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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:
http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too:

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26 comments

  1. sherrie · November 6, 2013

    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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  2. Marc Brackett · February 23, 2015

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      • Sherrie Miranda · January 10, 2016

        I am happy to reblog posts or share them on my social sites.
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        Thank you! 😉 ❤
        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:

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  3. thatssojacob · May 15, 2015

    Hello Sherrie! I’ve decided to read and follow 10 interesting and new blogs a day every day of May 2015, and yours is today’s #3! Feel free to come visit me when you can at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com, and follow if you like what you read. Happy blogging!

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    • Sherrie Miranda · May 20, 2015

      Thanks for choosing me! 😉 I will check out your blog now.

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      • Sherrie Miranda · January 23, 2016

        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:

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  4. dray0308 · August 23, 2015

    Evelina, my wife, and I drive through Pennsylvania when we rode trip to her parent’s house on Long Island and it is the most beautiful land I have seen. You should be proud!
    Danny

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    • Sherrie Miranda · August 24, 2015

      Thanks! I am proud and happy that I didn’t have a typical middle class childhood with all it’s trappings.
      Where is Evelina originally from?
      Sherrie

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      • dray0308 · August 24, 2015

        Poland. Her family immigrated here in the 90’s and settled in Riverhead, NY near South Hampton.

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  5. vgwrites · November 18, 2015

    Want a fair, frank review from someone who was an activist and journalist in El Salvador? Send an ebook to vgwrites014@gmail.com. Want a mention on Veereads: It”s About Story on Facebook? Do the same. I heard about this on LinkedIn, but could not find an email address.

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    • Sherrie Miranda · January 25, 2016

      VG, you can e-mail me at sherriemiranda1@aol.com.
      Thanks,
      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:

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  6. vgwrites · November 18, 2015

    Want a fair, frank review from someone who was an activist and journalist in El Salvador? Send an ebook to vgwrites014@gmail.com. Want a mention on Veereads: It”s About Story on Facebook? Do the same. I heard about this on LinkedIn, but could not find an email address.

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  7. itsgoodtobecrazysometimes · January 7, 2016

    HI

    Thank you so much for finding my blog and following me 🙂

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  8. Opinionated Man · February 17, 2016

    Hi Sherrie,

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    • Sherrie Miranda · March 5, 2016

      To be honest, Jason, I am trying to decide if there is a better used of my money than paying a publicist.
      I’ll have to decide soon, by June anyway.

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  10. itsgoodtobecrazysometimes · April 11, 2016

    Hi

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  11. Sherrie Miranda · April 12, 2016

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

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  12. Sherrie Miranda · April 12, 2016

    P.S. I also don’t know what a pingback is or how it works! 😉 ❤
    I'm so silly! Or another words is still a recovering technophobe!

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    • Sherrie Miranda · July 27

      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.
      Peace,
      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:
      tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
      Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too:

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  14. Mary Job · July 6

    Hi Sherrie, its been a long while, hope you doing great, I do miss you online. I tagged you here – http://wp.me/p1GvYu-lq
    Good to see you again. 😍😍

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  15. Adrienne Morris · March 20

    Never thought of using the term “historically based.” Thanks for that. And for the recent reblog.

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