Friday 8 June 2012

Friday Fantastic Feature: Author Sherry Foley

Today I have the pleasure of having Sherry Foley here on my blog. She is the author of adult romantic suspense Switched In Death.

About the author:

 Sherry Foley has always had a wild imagination which she has used to craft inspired pieces of fiction that often border on the disturbing. While her creative mind races forward, she keeps her feet planted in Missouri with her husband and three teenage children.

Book Description:

 Detective Seth Banning searches for one of the most heinous serial killers of all time. Seth is desperate to find the sadistic murderer who takes his female victims two at a time, and switches their heads.

Elaina von Hagan is on the run from the drug trafficking father she has exposed. As she and Seth begin a relationship, she becomes a target for the serial killer’s deranged ritual.

The stakes have never been higher for Seth as Elaina is taken, and the stage is set for a gruesome showdown between good and evil.
Welcome, Sherry. Please tell us a little about yourself.

Thank you, I’m excited to be here. I live in Kansas City with my husband and three teenagers. I’ve been writing for eight years. My mentor is the fabulous Shannon K. Butcher.

What book title are you currently promoting? 


What genre does the book belong to?

Mystery/Romantic suspense

I read the book summary in Goodreads, and was intrigued. This is a must-read for me.  How did you come up with the book title?  

Oh, thank you. The serial killer in the story kills two women at a time and switches their heads. My working title was SWITCHED IN DEATH and my publisher loved it.

Let’s talk about the main character in Switched In Death. Tell us a little about  Detective Seth Banning. (I love the name Seth) How old is he?

Seth is actually my son’s name. He asked me once if I thought I might ever name a character after him. The detective in his early 30’s. He is bound by his honor and committed to making women feel safe again by stopping the killer.

 How difficult was it creating this character?  

Not hard at all. I’ve listened to friends over the years talk about what they want in a man and captured those qualities on paper.

How difficult was it doing the research for this project?

I had to research some of the medical evidence but found it fascinating. The hard part was making myself stop to write the story.

Are you working on any other project at the moment?

 I have another book, A CAPTIVE HEART, coming out in November. I’m currently writing a detective series.

What book are you currently reading?  

Running Scared by Shannon K. Butcher

What do you do when you are not writing?

Reading, gardening, and thinking about the next book I’m going to write.

Where can readers and fans find you online?  

Twitter: @Sherry_Foley

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. You always have such great interviews! Switched in Death sounds awesome and is definitely going on my TBR list.

    Also wanted to let you know that I tagged you for the Lucky 7 Meme today on my blog:

  2. i like mysteries but i don't know if i could stomach some of this---she sounds like a fascinating person and author!!

  3. @Julie: Thanks Julie :) thanks for the tag. heading over to check your post out.

    @Lynn: I guess mystery is a matter of the level of mysteriousness...haha gosh that sounded really awkward. Yes, Sherry is such a lovely person. :)

  4. Nice interview. Switching the victims heads is positively gruesome, which happens to be perfect for a serial killer. I love when authors aren't afraid to go there for their genre. :)