Sheryl Sorrentino

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The Artistry of Writing

Posted by Sheryl Sorrentino on Sunday, May 5, 2013,
Don’t tell my husband, but I am in love with a certain Latin singer. Not the man, necessarily, but his voice. As an "old timer" I’m somewhat embarrassed to admit I’ve become enamored with Marc Anthony’s “second wave” of Spanish love ballads and salsa numbers. But this is not a blog about Latin music or Marc Anthony; I only bring him up because while immersed in his playlist, I got to wondering what it takes to be the literary equivalent of a gifted singer.

In Anthony’s case, ...

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The High Price of Passion

Posted by Sheryl Sorrentino on Saturday, July 7, 2012,
Not too long ago, I fantasized about eliminating the workaday pressures of practicing law, and instead living off my fiction writing. Boy, was I in for a rude awakening! I don’t care how good a writer you are, how committed, or how relatively successful. Chances are, you’re not going to single-handedly support a family on the vagaries of the literary marketplace.

Sure, you might get lucky and sell a few hundred copies of your title, or even get picked up by a publisher. If you’re really...

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Natural Energy Enhancers

Posted by Sheryl Sorrentino on Saturday, May 19, 2012,
No, I’m not talking about the vitamin supplement kind; I’m talking about those activities and people that boost our energy level in spite of too much stress and too little sleep. I’m talking about passion—the absence of which leaves us feeling dead inside. As anyone who's viewed a loved-one's corpse and experienced that palpable, chilling absence of animus knows, we are all just empty shells filled with a strange, animating force that makes us who we really are. When we die (physicall...
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Sheryl Sorrentino: Real Fiction for Real Women™

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!/pages/Sheryl-Sorrentino/249323025094995. Follow Sheryl on Twitter at @SherylSorrentin.