Sherry R.Sherry R.

Sherry R.

Member

Location

Las Vegas, NV

Joined group

May 23, 2016

Introduction

I'm at work on a novel.

What can we do to help you as a Writer? Share with us what you write.

I write historical/literary fiction and would like to read sections of a novel I am currently reworking, in order to receive feedback. I have a manuscript request for the first 50 pages of the novel, THE RIVER HORSE GODS, from a Grove/Atlantic editor, but since my first 50 pages have also been rejected by several agents, I haven't yet sent them. This is the part of the book I am currently reworking, and would be grateful for feedback. As I'm learning, the beginning of a novel is very hard, but not impossible, to get right.

Are you currently published?

Yes, although I haven't yet published a novel. I'm the co-author of a Holocaust memoir, MY BROTHER'S VOICE: How a Young Hungarian Boy Survived the Holocaust, published by Stephens Press, that company's bestselling book (25,000 copies, mainly sold by my co-author Stephen Nasser in the back of the room after he speaks on the Holocaust). I have also published numerous short stories, articles, essays and poems. I have a doctorate in Comparative Literature from UC San Diego, so I guess my dissertation is "published", although I doubt that it has had many voluntary readers.

Would you like to read in front of a critique group?

Yes, I would be very grateful for the opportunity.

We are the host of the Las Vegas Writers' Conference, would you be interested in attending?

I have attended twice, in 2014 and 2016, and have registered to attend in 2017.