Sherry Frith has written an inspirational picture book called Sticky Icky Booger Bugs and this interview reveals a little more about the author.
Tell us a little about you?
I am a simple person who enjoys simple things in life. I indulge in monthly manicure/pedicures and a bi-monthly hair salon visit. Amazing Grace Emulsion is my favorite indulgence.
Tell us about your latest picture book, what formats is it available in and where can it be bought?
Sticky Icky Booger Bugs is about the daily routine of my son and his battle with cystic fibrosis. No one likes to have a cold, so imagine having a cold that never goes away and leads to more serious complications. It is light hearted book with great illustrations.
It can be bought at Amazon, Barnes and Nobles on –line, kindle, nook, scrib, google books, and purchased at Russo books in Bakersfield, California.
What makes you book “special or sizzle”?
My book is special and dear to my heart. It is a battle that will never go away and I have had to watch him endure so much in the past 6 years. Cystic Fibrosis does not go into remission and all I can do is advocate for the best quality care that can be provided.
What marketing methods are you using to promote your book?
Kelsey Mc Bride has been hired to help with the media and social media aspect press releases. Answering interview questions and mailing books to those who have asked to review. My mother, Kathy Marvel is and will continue to be my biggest supporter by word of mouth.
Where do you get your ideas?
I get ideas from everywhere. I love to listen, look, and linger for a topic to write about.
Do you ever get writer’s block and what do you do to overcome it?
Absolutely, I usually meet up with my good friend Meladee Gardella at Milt’s Dinner. Split our dinner, she has coffee and I have a coke with extra ice. The gals at Milt’s are so good to us and we are off to the races writing again.
What advice do you have to other writers?
I think that everyone is a writer and has a story to tell.
What were some of your favorite books as a kid?
Judy Blume, just Judy. I still love to read her books today.
Tell us something funny that has happened to you lately?
Received a ceased and desist letter from Dr. Dre Beats lawyer. Mr. Dre felt I infringed on his rights to the word “beat”. USTPO over turned and I was able to create the books web site called beatsnot.
Where can people find out more about you and your writing?
I am on facebook, website, twitter and linkedin.
Anything else you would like to add?
Even with the advances in the quality of care for cystic fibrosis patients there is no remission or cure. It is a continuous fight for breath.