Author Revealed

About Sherri Browning Erwin

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 10/8

Q. Previous occupations

A. Bank teller, retail sales, student.

Q. Favorite job

A. Writing.

Q. High school and/or college

A. Holyoke High School in Holyoke MA, Mount Holyoke College.

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Anything played by my daughter, a violinist, but I'm also a fan of Duran Duran.

Q. Favorite movie

A. A Room with a View.

Q. Favorite television show

A. Game of Thrones.

Revealing Questions

Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

A. Full of love, wit, wonder, and sometimes whine.

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Fortune sides with she who dares.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Happiness is having a beautiful view, no distractions, and time to write. Happiness is also knowing I've done the best job I could do, have no tasks ahead, and plenty of time to spend with my friends and family. Perfect happiness would be finding the ideal balance between the two.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Losing the people I love.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Walt Disney World.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Mary Shelley.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My daughter, Elissa. She has an amazing spirit and she is so strong, self-aware, and centered.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Ask my editor. Actually, I say actually a lot. And wicked (New England habit).

Q. What do you regret most?

A. I try to live without regrets.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. The ability to charm people.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Raising two children to content, productive adulthood (almost there).

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. A tendency toward shyness.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I'm extremely loyal.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I would be me. I can't imagine being anyone or anything else (and I have quite an imagination).

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My imagination (because I'm often staring into space daydreaming).

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Fitzwilliam Darcy (I feel so disloyal to Charlotte Bronte!)

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Bertha Mason aka Rochester's Wife in the Attic (There, I've recovered).

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Jane Eyre. I would tell her she is beautiful. For someone not interested in physical appearance, she spent so much time dwelling on her perceived lack of beauty. I would also take her shopping and buy her some pretty clothes.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Inconsiderate people.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Traveling.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. To be a travel reporter, like the Travel Channel's Samantha Brown.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Sincerity, warmth, and devotion.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Lobster.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Hungry Like the Wolf- Duran Duran, Dead!- My Chemical Romance, Eleanor Rigby- Beatles, Can't Help Falling in Love- Elvis, Edge of Forever- The Dream Academy

On Books and Writing

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Mary Shelley, Dean Koontz, Jennifer Weiner

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. Collected Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Pride and Prejudice (Austen), Jane Eyre(Bronte), Odd Thomas (Koontz), The Little Princess (Burnett)

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. Austen's Pride and Prejudice

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Never question your own instincts.

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. Unexpected, clever, I laughed out loud.