Interview with Author Sharnnell Spivey – Ramona Portelli Blog

Interview with Author Sharnnell Spivey

Author Sharnnell Spivey is inspired by her love of reading, art, and the happenings of everyday life, specifically how people handle and overcome their own struggles. Ms. Spivey is a very spiritual person and tries to follow the teachings of the Bible as best as she can. She loves that there is a God who forgives and gives people the ability to forgive their own transgressions.

The godly notion of forgiveness is a major inspiration for this novel.

Ms. Spivey also tries to encourage those she meets on a daily basis because, in her own words, “in the end, there is only one ‘us’, and we are all unique and bring different things to the world.”

Tell me more about your latest book 

‘Thou Shall Not’ by Sharnnell Spivey is a suspenseful thriller that concerns a group of people interconnected by their personal and professional relationships. The attraction that comes from breaking the seven deadly sins and the 10 Commandments affects each person in the novel, whether it is the handsome and successful businessman, Collin, or the drug-addicted street urchin, Carmen. No matter who a person is or how enviable their life might seem, he or she is bound to have some type of struggle, whether God is part of their lives or not. What ultimately matters is that God can forgive and provide a fresh start, as long as the heart is truly repentant. A clean slate is possible through the Lord, even if a person has done something as wicked as kill.

What was the most challenging aspect of writing this book?

Having a story for multiple characters and having them interact with one another.

What is your normal procedure to get your books published?

I usually self publish my books, however my latest was picked up my Dorrance Publishing Company.

Do you view writing as a kind of spiritual practice?

Writing is stress reliever for me and also a way to express myself. I also write poetry.

How many books have you written so far?

I’ve written a total of 4 books, not including my 9 book prayer journal series.

So many emotions by one little girl – poetry

Keeping It Real – poetry

Domestic Drama: Her Truth – nonfiction

Thou Shall Not – fiction

What’s the best way to market your books?

Currently social media

How hard or easy is it to establish and maintain a career in writing?

A little of both. Although I’ve been a published author for 15 years I’ve have maintained a career of it especially with a full time job. It depends on your daily activities and how much time you have to give you your career.

What is your advice for aspiring writers?

When you feel it, write it. Don’t let those moments get away and don’t allow anyone to tell you that you can’t. Don’t worry about people who don’t support, keep going because someone is always watching even when you think they’re not. Your time will come!

Visit Author Sharnnell Spivey book links:-

Keeping it real:

Domestic Drama: Her Truth

Thou Shall Not

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