Sherry Gammon Author Interview and Giveaway!

Today I had the pleasure to interview the wonderful Sherry Gammon, author of the YA novel UNLOVABLE. You can read my review here. She answered many questions here for us on the blog and has also generously provided us with a giveaway for her readers! So, without further ado, here is my interview with Sherry:

Destiny: What was your inspiration to write Unlovable?

Sherry: Most YA authors stick to paranormal, and those who write contemporary, rarely touch on such sensitive subject matter.Honestly, UNLOVABLE started out as a paranormal story, but me and my brilliant thinking(NOT!) thought the paranormal market was going to dry up!! I rewrote it as a contemporary …but honestly I LOVED it as a paranormal!! I am doing another story, and I’m going to use the stuff I delete in that book. I LOVE paranormal!

Destiny: Was much research involved in the writing process?

Sherry: Not a lot. I didn’t know snot about guns, so I had to research guns! Nor hypothermia! I got it wrong and had to amend it with Cole telling Seth the “Proper” way to handle hypothermia.

Destiny: I know when I was in school, we were supposed to have had an "undercover cop" in our high school. How did you come up with this idea?

Sherry: In the paranormal story, Seth worked for the paranormal council, the governing body of the paranormal world. So when I changed it, I made him a cop.

Destiny: Your novel was very clean of sexual content and language. Was that done purposely to make it more widely readable to a larger age range?

Sherry: Yes, plus I wanted a story my girls could read. Can you imagine reading a sex scene written by your mother EWWWWW! Plus, there are a bazillon books with sex as the focus. It was not what I wanted it to be the focus of mine book.

Destiny: This book would be a fabulous tool for kids to have when they are in a situation and think they don't have anyone like them that they can relate to. Did that cross your mind when you were writing Unlovable?

Sherry: Very much so. UNLOVABLE is very real! I grew up with two girls that suffered like this and it was where I got my inspiration from. We also did foster care, and I saw a lot of sick, dark things. It can be a real ugly world sometimes.

Destiny: This is book one in a series. Will the next book's character's face similar real-life struggles?

Sherry: Unlovable is a huge emotional drain, that’s for sure. Book 2, not so much. I hope people won’t be too disappointed! Book 2 is more about revenge, growth and decisions. Do we let the circumstances in our life control us, or do we take control. Sweet lovable Cole is about to get his sock blown off, too! Book 3, Yes! More trauma, and dark secrets!!

Destiny: When can we expect the next book?

Sherry: I am shooting for December!

Destiny: Is there anything you would like to add?

Sherry: I just want to thank you and all the book bloggers that give our books a voice. Self-published authors have a tough rode fighting the BIG publishers, and without great people like you, we wouldn’t stand a chance! And one more thing NEVER GIVE UP! It is the theme for the PORT FARE SERIES. Life is tough, but you must NEVER give you! You weren’t put here to wallow with the turkeys, get up and fly! That’s probably a little dramatic, but it is how I feel deep inside. Hang on and never give up. No matter how dark it gets, the sun will shine again. You can MAKE it happen! Get up and fly!

A BIG THANK YOU to Sherry for such a fabulous interview!! If you would like to enter to win a copy of UNLOVABLE, you can click on the link below to fill out the entry form. Sherry is offering the following:


The giveaway will be open until midnight September 15th. One entry per person, multiple entries will be deleted. Have fun!


  1. What a fantastic interview! It really made me want to pick this book up soon!! She sounds like a wonderful lady. Thanks for introducing us to such a great new author :)

  2. This looks like a really good storyline!! Posted to my FB page ,, Cannot wait to pick it up

  3. Fantastic interview. I'm useless with interview questions lol. Really enjoyed this. Hopefully I will get a chance to read the book.soon. thanks Sherry for taking your time and thinking of our lil blog. Hope everything few well with your book.

  4. Destiny! This was one of the best interviews ever!-Don't tell the other book bloggers I said that- it's just between us;}}
    Thanks for the awesome review and for doing the interview and giveaway!! I am very grateful! I posted it and a link on my author FB page!

  5. Okay, I tried to post the interview on FB, but it wouldn't post;{{ I did post the link. I added it to my Book blog instead!

  6. Great interview! This series sounds amazing and thank you for the giveaway!

  7. Thank you so much Sherry! That made my day :) I had so much fun doing the interview and I very much enjoyed reading Unlovable! I am so excited to be able to share your book with our blog! I'm already looking forward to book two!!

  8. Sounds like a great book. I like that you kept it clean. I enjoy reading books that are not but every now in then I like a clean book. Great interview.

  9. Thanks Pam!! This was a clean novel but never lacked in romance, suspense, drama, plot and the characters were so real it felt like they could be somelne you know. I am so lucky I got the opportunity to read this book and interview Sherry!

  10. This is a wonderful interview. I am looking forward to reading it. It's always nice to find out What the author was thinking When writing their novel. Thanks for sharing (-:

  11. Great interview! I read the review and now between the two things am interested in reading this book. The cover is beautiful in a sad way tho... Thank you for this contest and good luck to all who enter!!

  12. Tiffany, this cover is so fitting for this book. It really captures the essence of Maggie (the main character).


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