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Author Interview by Anna (CC)

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www.outskirtspress.com/search forthehiddenvalley ANNA: IT'S BEEN A PLEASURE TO READ YOUR BOOK. BILL: I'M GLAD YOU ENJOYEDIT. A: YEAH! B: THAT'S THE REASON I WROTE IT, FOR OTHER PEOPLE'S ENJOYMENT. A: SO, WHAT HAVE BEEN YOUR FAVORITE PARTS OF THE BOOK? OR WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR ... B: I KINDA LIKE THE WAY DOBY AND BILL GET ... THEMSELVES BACK ON TRACK, AND AFTER THOSE HORSES, AND THEY REALLY STUCK WITH IT. THOUGH THEY'RE YOUNG MEN ... SEE, THEY'RE VERY YOUNG MEN. THEY HAD A PURPOSE AND THEY DIDN'T LET ANYTHING DETER THEM FROM THAT PURPOSE. I KINDA LIKE THAT PART OF IT. A: YEAH. JUST KNOWING A LITTLE BIT OF YOUR LIFE STORY, AS YOUR GRANDDAUGHTER, JUST READING THROUGH THIS BOOK, I THOUGHT SO MANY TIMES TO MYSELF: THIS IS BECAUSE GRANDPA HAS BEEN IN SITUATIONS LIKE THIS; BECAUSE GRANDPA KNOWS THESE KINDS OF PEOPLE. SO SOME OF THE VILLAINS IN THE BOOK ARE REALLY COMPELLING. HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THESE CHARACTERS? B: YOU KNOW EVERYBODY KNOWS A VILLAIN OR TWO IN THEIR LIFETIME. AND SINCE I WAS WITH THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT FOR 20 YEARS, I KNEW A WHOLE BUNCH OF 'EM. [CHUCKLING] AND I'M NOT SAYING THAT ANYONE I KNEW WAS IN THIS BOOK. BUT IT'S A COMPOSITE OF A LOT OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE I KNEW ... PROBABLY. A: YEAH. AND VILLAINS ARE SMART, TOO. THEY OUTSMART EACH OTHER. THEY'VE GOT SECRET VALLEYS. THEY'VE GOT ALL SORTS OF SECRET TELEGRAPH CODES. HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH ALL OF THIS? I MEAN, WHAT'S YOUR WRITING PROCESS? B: WELL, EVERYONE THINKS THAT CRIMINALS ARE STUPID, AND A LARGE MAJORITY OF THEM ARE, BUT THERE'S SOME REALLY INTELLIGENT CRIMINALS OUT THERE, TOO. AND UH, I ... I THOUGHT ABOUT THE SMART ONES WHILE I WAS WRITING THIS BOOK INSTEAD OF THE DUMB ONES. I DIDN'T WANT IT BEING JUST SOME NIT-WIT STUMBLING THROUGH THINGS. THEY HAD TO BE PRETTY SMART TO ACCOMPLISH WHAT THEY DID. A: YEAH! UH, ONE THING I ALSO NOTICED WAS THAT YOU PUT A LITTLE BIT OF ROMANCE IN THIS BOOK AND I CAN'T HELP BUT NOTICE LIZZY, THE MAIN CHARACTER ... FEMALE CHARACTER IN THE BOOK, HAS GRANDMA'S EYES. B: YEAH, SHE DOES! [CHUCKLING] AND I QUOTE HERE ON PAGE 35: "SOME MAN'S GOING TO HAVE HIS HANDS FULL TRYING TO TAME THIS LITTLE FILLY. LITTLE DID HE KNOW HOW PROPHETIC THAT THOUGHT WAS." HOW MUCH OF YOURSELF DID YOU PUT IN THIS BOOK? THE MAIN CHARACTER IS BILL. I MEAN ... B: YOU KNOW, I'M GOING TO BE TRUTHFUL ABOUT THIS. I WASN'T REALLY TRYING TO GET BILL ... THIS BILL, IN THAT BOOK. A: RIGHT. B: IF IT HAPPENED, IT JUST HAPPENED. BUT I WASN'T CONSCIOUSLY MAKING AN EFFORT TO DO THAT. A: OKAY. SO, IF FOLKS WANT TO BUY THIS BOOK, IF THEY WANT TO FIND IT, HOW CAN THEY DO THAT? B: ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO ONLINE, OR YOU CAN GO IN PERSON, TO AMAZON, OR BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSTORE, AND THIS IS ON THE KINDLE, IT'S ON THE NOOK, AND IT'S ALSO ON I-TUNES. SO YOU CAN DOWNLOAD IT THAT WAY OR YOU CAN BUY IT IN THE BOOKSTORE. AND, IF YOU GO ONLINE, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PUT MY NAME "BILL SHEROD" OR "SEARCH FOR THE HIDDEN VALLEY": EITHER ONE WILL BRING YOU TO THE PLACE WHERE YOU CAN GET THE BOOK. PRONOUNCED BILL SHEROD ... S-H-E-R-O-D. WE HAVE A VERY UNUSUAL LAST NAME. SO SHOULDN'T BE TOO HARD. [LAUGHTER] MISPRONOUNCED AS SHE-ROD MOST OF THE TIME. OR AS PHONE MARKETERS LIKE TO SAY - SHERWOOD. [LAUGHTER] BUT NO - IT'S SHEROD! SO ... FIND MY GRANDPA'S BOOK! GRANDMA: IT IS SPELLED AND PRONOUNCED LIKE THE WICKED KINGS HEROD, BUT WE HAVE AN "S" IN FRONT OF IT FOR OUR SAVIOR. EASY TO REMEMBER. A: GRANDMA HAS THE WORDS OF WISDOM. SO - ANYWAY, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TALKING WITH ME. B: THANK YOU! THANK YOU FOR COMING TODAY. A: NO PROBLEM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SPAGHETTI. B: YOU'RE WELCOME!

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Duration: 4 minutes and 41 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
Genre: None
Producer: R & M
Director: Jesus
Views: 81
Posted by: hischild on Aug 23, 2013

A Closed Captioned interview concerning the recently published Western by Bill Sherod that is part of a trilogy. This first book is: Search for the Hidden Valley.

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