Sheryl Sorrentino

Browsing Archive: September, 2012

On Giving Bad Reviews

Posted by Sheryl Sorrentino on Friday, September 28, 2012,
And by “bad,” I don’t mean poorly-written (that’s a subject for another day). I mean those scathing one- and two-star reviews some people post when they didn’t enjoy a book for whatever reason. Now, I have no problem stating my case if I don't like a particular book. But when faced with the pesky dilemma of whether to imprint an already negative review with fewer than three stars, I have recently found myself unable to do it. Having been on the receiving end of a few such critiques,...

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Musings on Motherhood and Nakedness

Posted by Sheryl Sorrentino on Friday, September 21, 2012,
I made my daughter try on some mail-order bras last night, which was a battle unto itself. My daughter is going through—shall we say—an uncooperative stage, so anything I ask her to do is typically met with resistance. I consider this fairly normal behavior for a twelve-year-old, and try not to let it upset me.

But to my dismay, this atypical peek at her unclad upper body revealed a pretty bad case of bacne (you know, those horrible, pimply bumps that can mysteriously sprout up across one...

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By Jove, I Think I've Got It!

Posted by Sheryl Sorrentino on Thursday, September 13, 2012,
I had a bit of a medical scare this past weekend. Though in all likelihood it was nothing, there’s nothing like a real or imagined brush with mortality to bring one’s life into sharp focus. Over the course of the past few days, I seriously questioned whether I should continue writing—or, more accurately, whether to persist in self-publishing and marketing my books when they aren't selling as well as I would like. I kept coming back to the question I posed in my last blog—why? (As in, ...

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The Vulnerable Side of a Writer's Life

Posted by Sheryl Sorrentino on Friday, September 7, 2012,
Okay, The Floater has been out for over a month, and I am into full marketing (ahem, hawking) mode. I hired a publicist to run a two-week media campaign, and I’ve gotten several “nibbles.” (And you’d be amazed just how thrilling it is to get any expression of interest from an online newspaper, blogger or review site—even if it means giving books away for free! You’d think I was actually generating sales!) I feel like a job applicant who emailed her resume to over a thousand people...
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Sheryl Sorrentino is a practicing attorney by day who unexpectedly discovered her passion for writing after learning of a long-deceased half-brother in 2007. She is the author of five novels (Later With Myself: The Misadventures of Millie Moskowitz; An Unexpected Exile; The Floater; Stage Daughter and Stop & Frisk) with a sixth (Smarter Than That) slated for release Spring of 2017. She lives with her husband and teenage daughter in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can learn more about Sheryl Sorrentino by visiting her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/sheryl.sorrentino#!/pages/Sheryl-Sorrentino/249323025094995. Follow Sheryl on Twitter at @SherylSorrentin.

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