Sherry Hutchison

Journey Through Resilience:
Sherry Hutchison's Path
from Adversity to Empowering Narratives

Unveiling Triumph Through Tales:
A Conversation with Sherry Hutchison

PHOTO: "In the pages of books, I discovered my strength." - Sherry Hutchison

Sherry Hutchison emerged from a childhood marked by adversity, discovering her resilience and passion within the pages of books. Born into a world where she faced challenges of being considered weak, strange, and bullied, Sherry found solace and inspiration in the sanctuary of the Public Library after receiving her first library card, a pivotal moment that ignited her lifelong love for storytelling. 

Her journey to self-discovery and empowerment became the cornerstone of her creative endeavors. Through various literary works spanning YA/Teen Fantasy/Paranormal Series, Ghost/Lore, Angel Fantasy Series, and Thriller Series, Sherry intricately weaves narratives where protagonists, often young females, navigate their paths, discovering their inner strength and overcoming adversities. Her characters, inspired by her own experiences, embody resilience and fortitude, reflecting the essence of triumph in the face of challenges.

With unwavering dedication, Sherry's tales echo the struggles and victories of those finding their place in the world, echoing her belief in the power of resilience and inner strength.

In a transformative conversation with Sherry Hutchison, the resilience and empowerment embedded within her stories are unveiled as reflections of her own journey. From her childhood battles against being perceived as weak and strange to her ultimate triumph through literature, Sherry's narratives encapsulate the spirit of overcoming adversity. Rooted in her personal experiences, her characters - vibrant, resilient, and unyielding - mirror the essence of her own evolution. Through her various series and stories, Sherry invites readers into a world where inner strength prevails, a testament to her unwavering belief in the power of perseverance. Dive into the depths of her storytelling, where every protagonist's journey reflects her unyielding determination to celebrate the triumph of the human spirit.

What kind of reader were you as a child?

My mom was deaf so she understood the importance of reading as it had given her many hours of entertainment in what was an otherwise "quiet" world as a deaf child in the early 1900's. I was a quirky quiet child, kept to myself. I read everything I could get my hands on including our shampoo bottle. Mom got me my first library card at age 10 and I was obsessed from that moment on. I kept a small notebook in which I wrote one liners, poems for my grandma Casey, and notes to myself. I would venture from the children's section in the library up to the poetry section ie. Edgar Allen Poe. The librarian would direct me back downstairs where most of the stories bored me until I found Nancy Drew Mysteries. I asked my mom to check out some poem books from upstairs in which she'd read with me to see if I understood what I was indeed reading.

Have you ever changed your opinion of a book based on information about the author, or anything else?

Easy Answer. NO!. I've never had to look at a review before selecting a book to read. I grew up in libraries where I saw a title, a picture on the cover, and read the front jacket. It grabbed my attention so I got it. Same thing when going to purchase a book. The blurb about the story is very important. There were a few books my mom rejected because I didn't quite understand what I was getting and I never questioned her but then I was ten and eleven years old.

What books are you embarrassed not to have read yet?

The Harry Potter books. I watched the first and second movie. Inspired me so much!!! I swore I needed to get the books but never did. I wish I had read them. Always busy writing.

What books and authors have impacted your writing career?

Sherrilyn Kenyon who is the reigning queen of the wildly successful paranormal scene, The Dark Hunters Series, in my author herone. Even though I have not written a paranormal about vampires, her books impacted me so much, making me wonder what could I do, how could I write? I also love and follow Patricia Cornwell who is an American crime writer. She is known for her best-selling novels featuring medical examiner Kay Scarpetta. These are two different genres which both call to me as a multi genre author.

What do you read when you’re working on a book? And what kind of reading do you avoid while writing?

 I don't read anything else while writing a book. I can't read a thriller while writing a light fantasy, nor would I read a fantasy while writing a thriller. My book characters are very controlling and lead me through my story. After completing a book then I will read and it's usually the opposite of the genre I just wrote though for no reason why.

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