Sherrie Miranda

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in Coudersport, PA, The United States
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Sherrie Miranda is an author who writes in order to create more peace and understanding in the world. She is a teacher who has taught students from many countries of the world. She is also a life and writing coach and hopes to soon find a way to help seniors and troubled teens write their life stories.
She loves to travel and first traveled to other countries before finally deciding to see some of the U.S., places that foreigners she met had been to, but that she hadn't.
She is happily married to a retired teacher who identifies himself first, as a musician. They hope to someday travel together to places where she reads her novel(s) and speaks to people about writing and life while Angelo plays his piano and entertains the audience.
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Sherrie Miranda I have several ways that I get inspired to write. In the case of this debut novel, I often looked at photographs taken of the Salvadoran civil war. It…moreI have several ways that I get inspired to write. In the case of this debut novel, I often looked at photographs taken of the Salvadoran civil war. It was (and likely, still is) the most photographed war in history.
I also did short (5 min.) meditations on the characters, then I wrote in their voice. Fortunately I eventually figured out how to keep their voices in the novel. You will see what I mean when you read it!
Sometimes I listened to Latin American protest music which inspired me to give a more cultural and creative slant to the writing.(less)
Sherrie Miranda I carried the idea for "Secrets & Lies in El Salvador" for more than 30 years. Of course, the final outcome was much different than the original ideas…moreI carried the idea for "Secrets & Lies in El Salvador" for more than 30 years. Of course, the final outcome was much different than the original ideas I had. I protested the U.S. funded war in El Salvador and met many Salvadorans, including one that I married. (We are divorced, but I have remained close to the rest of his family.) In fact, my ex-in-laws and all their friends are very proud that they inspired me to write a story about their country. (less)
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Great read if you have an interest in El Salvador & other Latin American countries
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message 39: by Sandra

Sandra Thx for friending me! :)

message 38: by Sophia

Sophia Hi Sherrie!

Thanks for friending me. See you around GR!

message 37: by Sherrie

Sherrie Miranda I have two questions. How can I remove the second novel, which is actually the first novel with the subtitle added?
Also, how do I add other favorite authors, authors that I have actually read? After the 3rd author in the group, I have not read the rest. I don't mind giving them some attention, but I would like my truly most favorite authors to show up before their names.
Am also looking for reviews for "Secrets & Lies in El Salvador." Contact me through my e-mail.

message 36: by Sherrie

Sherrie Miranda Thanks to everyone who has helped me! It is amazing how much support and assistance a writer needs to get to publication. In the old days, that was pretty much the end of it, but today, we continue to need advice and help from many people, especially those who are more adept at computer & internet operations.
And, most of all, thank you to my readers, especially the ones who write reviews. All I ask for is a 2-3 sentence review, but just received and amazing 5* review from fellow author, Chloe Thurlow. I will try to get the Amazon reviews posted here, but just in case, here's the link:

message 35: by Sherrie (last edited Apr 09, 2015 10:50AM)

Sherrie Miranda Check out my newest article about myself and why I wrote my debut novel.
Here is a link to the book:

message 34: by Sherrie (last edited Apr 09, 2015 10:51AM)

Sherrie Miranda In "Secrets & Lies in El Salvador," Shelly goes to war-torn El Salvador to forget about her own pain and her mother's deception. She learns to love in the face of loss and to forgive others as she realizes that we all lie and we all have our secrets.

message 33: by Sherrie

Sherrie Miranda You can see my novel on Amazon:

message 32: by Thomas

Thomas Hello Sherrie! Thanks for connecting with me here on GR! Have a Happy New Year full of exciting new books!

message 31: by Martha

Martha Sweeney Sherrie wrote: "Please share my Kickstarter campaign & support me if you can! Thanks!
A $5 pledge will get you a co..."

Congrats on the success of your campaign. Wish we were friends before it ended, I would have been happy to help and support! :)

message 30: by Martha

Martha Sweeney Thanks for becoming a friend on GR. Have a Happy New Year! :)

message 29: by Sherrie

Sherrie Miranda Where can I make a post to get information & suggestions on promoting my novel "Secrets & Lies in El Salvador"? It is due out in a month & I have no idea how to promote or market the book.

message 28: by Sherrie

Sherrie Miranda Please share my Kickstarter campaign & support me if you can! Thanks!
A $5 pledge will get you a copy of the e-book in Dec.
I have added many special rewards for teachers!
P.S. My story deals with the children who lost their childhood because of the war.

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Anthony Hello Sherrie, thank you for the friendship and fanship :) Have a wonderful weekend!

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Sherrie Miranda Last night, I finally finished revisions, rewrites, edits and adding to the storyline of "Secrets & Lies In El Salvador." BUT when I went to put it on my flash drive, it suddenly disappeared! The most recent version I can find is from Dec. 5, 2013. I have been working very hard on it since then, including correcting typos and adding new story lines. It didn't occur to me before then that all the stories told to my protagonist should have some kind of a pay-off.
I have gone back to my laptop 3 times to see if I somehow missed it. I have always believed that "Everything happens for a reason," but I can find no reason for losing a story that has been a part of my life for 25 years!

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Sherrie Miranda How do I get more friends here? Please request my friendship. Thank you! ;-)

message 24: by Stan

Stan Law A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends, Sherrie. It may interest you that my book Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom in now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. Enjoy it while you can. (A little review on Amazon wouldn't hurt either!)

message 23: by Sherrie

Sherrie Miranda I love that I don't have to go looking for friends, but, honestly, I have no idea how this works so if you want to be friends, you will have to ask. You will not be rejected. I promise!

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Sherrie Miranda Please join me here!
I still don't get how this works. If I try to add a friend, I can't. But whenever I visit, I have 10 or 12 new friends. It is easier this way so I will not question why! ;-) <3

message 21: by Sherrie

Sherrie Miranda I still can't request friendships for some reason tho they get sent out anyway. Please request my friendship. I promise NO ONE WILL BE REJECTED.

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Sherrie Miranda "Everyone, please join me. I promise there will be NO rejections!
P.S. But why is it STILL saying "request could not be sent"?"

message 19: by Sherrie

Sherrie Miranda Sherrie wrote: "Everyone, please join me. I promise there will be NO rejections!
P.S. But why is it saying "request could not be sent"?

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Sherrie Miranda Everyone, please join me. I promise there will be NO rejections!

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Sherrie Miranda Sherrie wrote: "I guess you'll have to be my fan. Somehow I reached my limit of 5K friends without even trying."

O.K., now I am confused. In another place, it says I have 701 friends. Whatever it is, please join me, one way or another.

message 16: by Sherrie

Sherrie Miranda I guess you'll have to be my fan. Somehow I reached my limit of 5K friends without even trying.

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Jaime Rush Thanks for the friendship, Sherrie!


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Leigh Ellwood Thank you for the friend request!

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Maureen Mullis Hi Sherrie, thanks for adding this fellow author to your circle of friends! I hope you'll consider adding my books What Would Nancy Do?, In the Company of Women, The Christmas to Remember and Finding Normal to your to-read list. I'm looking forward to reading your book reviews and recommendations. Happy reading!

Savannah Sherrie, thank you for the friendship.

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Sherrie Miranda Hmm, I have to say that a lot of people here are reading what I consider to be trash. I mean if you have to put scantily clad people on the cover, it tells me that you are appealing to people's basest instincts.
I am not a prude. Sex in a story can push the plot forward when used seldom. But a book that is just about people having sex. Sorry, maybe I am an elitist, but it isn't for me.
I AM glad that people are reading though, trash or not. In fact, I remember my Eng. teacher telling us that Shakespeare's plays were filled with sex and violence. He was right, but that was just A PART of the story, not ALL of it.

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Sherrie Miranda Honestly, I'm not sure how I made all these friends, but that's why I joined so IT'S ALL GOOD! ;-) <3

Judith Leger Hi Sherrie! Thanks for the friendship request.

If you have a chance, take a look at my Fantasy Romance from Wild Child Publishing, Dragon Wish.
Dragon Wish by Judith Leger


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Simon Thanks for looking me up, Sherrie.

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Rai Hi Sherrie,

Thanks for connecting with me here on Goodreads!


Sherrie Miranda Just joined on the recommendation of an agent who I get blog posts from. Not sure how all this works yet.
You can also find me on FB & Twitter.

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Dana Davis Thanks for the friend request, Sherrie. Happy reading!

message 3: by Ed

Ed Thank you for the friend invite, Sherrie. I hope you find some good reads here. My latest crime novel is ASK THE DICE.

Tiffany Thanks for the add! Look forward to seeing what you're reading. :-)

Penelope Marzec Thanks for your friendship.

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