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Pride Month: Writer Spotlight

Our second author for Pride 2021 is Cal Sherwood! Cal Sherwood is a young adult fiction author.

Represent Publishing decided to do a quick interview with Cal Sherwood to get to know him better!

Question and Answer:

Name and Genre: Cal Sherwood, Young Adult Fiction

Tell me some fun facts about yourself:

  • I served in the US Army.
  • I fluently speak American Sign Language.
  • I love CrossFit and I manage an F45 Gym in Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • I have a German Shepherd named Duke who is the best thing that has ever happened to me.
  • I have been with my partner for 7 years this year!  Our anniversary is 12-13-14.
The Morning Glories by Cal Sherwood

Tell me about your recent release.

I released The Morning Glories on March 5th.  It is called The Morning Glories (Everywhere I have ever lived, my mother planted Morning Glories, a vining flower that blooms every day and closes at night).  This is my debut novel.  My next novel, The Cicada Tree is almost complete.  

How did you publish?  

I originally signed to an international company in London after quite a bidding war.  Then I decided that if that many people wanted my stories, that they obviously saw something in me that maybe I didn’t see in me yet.  So I decided to keep all rights, start my own company and publish myself.  I am glad that I did it that way.  

Advice for a new writer?

Keep writing.  Write everything.  Observe everything and listen intently.  As my great grandmother used to say: “Everything is grist for the writer’s mill.”  Most of my inspiration has come from the most dubious of places.  It shouldn’t make sense…until it does!

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