Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc.
October 8, 2017
Happy Sunday, all! Today we begin new Q&A with author Sheryl Hames Torres. Let’s get started!
Author, Sheryl Hames Torres, the right setting is critical for a story to work. Have any of your books started out in one setting and ended up in another? What changes did you make and what made them necessary?
Sheryl: When I first wrote Illusions, I set it in Fernandina Beach, Florida. This is one of my favorite places–from the Shrimp Boat Festivals, to Amelia Island, the people, Fort Clinch, just everything. There is a feeling there, I’ve never found anywhere else, so naturally, when I sat down to create this story, that was the first place that came to mind. However, there are few roads where you don’t get a glimpse of the ocean. That’s hardly handy for a frightened and abused woman who has to keep her brood close to home, and whose children have never even been to the ocean. So, I moved the story inland to MacClenny, a nice land-locked town and I think that serves the story well.