Wednesday, April 22, 2020

AUTHOR ROOMS Welcomes SHARINA HARRIS!


“Sharina Harris has quickly become one of my new favorite authors. She has masterfully told a delightful story of friendship, romance, love and drama that was thoroughly engaging. She knows how to keep the pages turning, her characterization is on point, and the story-telling was everything. I look forward to the next book!"

My recent review of author Sharina Harris’s upcoming novel, (Im)perfectly Happy, doesn’t begin to express how much I enjoyed her new book. I was gifted with an advanced reading copy and it hit the proverbial mark when I really needed a good book to read.

Sharina has been quoted saying that (Im)perfectly Happy is "a love letter to black women who have often sacrificed themselves, their goals, happiness, and dreams for others." In actuality, it was all that and so very much more!

Inviting Sharina to participate in Author Rooms just made perfect sense and it was a joy to ask her about her writing and that space where she makes her magic happen. Please join me in giving a warm welcome to Sharina Harris!

Sharina, hello! Let’s just get right to it. What has been your biggest challenge as a writer? 

Time and energy for sure! Balancing a full-time job while raising a 2-year-old can get a little hectic, but I wouldn't trade this time in my life for anything.

What is your favorite childhood book?

I was a big Goosebumps fan. I loved scary books and graduated up (too quickly) to Stephen King and Anne Rice around middle school. These days I don't read as much horror anymore and lean more toward romance and women's fiction.

What has been your hardest scene to ever write?

There's a scene in (Im)perfectly Happy that was very difficult to write. One of my characters discovers a secret that her husband has hidden for years. She's distraught because she doesn't know how to help him and he's also pushing her away. It was difficult because I oftenget into the mind of my character, so much that for a temporary time I'll take on their mannerisms, or "think" like them. So, to live in her mindset when she thought her marriage was over was very difficult and emotional.

What would be your writer's avatar/mascot/spirit animal and why?

Ha! This is a great question and I recently discovered the answer. A month or so ago, I had an orange dragonfly follow me from the grocery store all the way home. Fun fact: did you know they can fly sixty miles per hour? Anyhow, I am not a bug or insect person AT ALL, so I waited it out and it finally flew away. A few days later I saw another dragonfly. I looked up the meaning and it symbolizes transformation, joy and creativity. So yeah...I guess I'm a dragonfly girl now.

How many unpublished and half-finished novels do you have?

I have one unpublished novel that I just turned in to my agent, and two half-unfinished novels. I am currently working on one of them. 

What is it about your writing space that motivates your writing?

I love my office! I just purchased a new desk so now I have plenty of space. I have a vision board to my left and I'm facing two windows. I have a chaise leather sofa aka my "revision" couch, French doors with my son's fingerprints all over it, and large posters of my first contemporary romance series that my husband gifted me for Mother's Day last year. My space motivates me because it's spacious, has great natural light, and I just feel pure joy!

For more about Sharina click HERE! And do make sure to get your copy of her newest book! Thanks Sharina for sharing with us!

You can learn more about Sharina by visiting her website: www.SharinaHarris.com. Also, follow her on social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.


(Im)perfectly Happy by Sharina Harris
Kensington Publishing Corporation
Release Date: April 28, 2020


When four college friends formed the Brown Sugarettes Mastermind Group, they had very different goals--but matched each other in ambition. Yet ten years later they can't help wondering what happened to the hopeful, confident, driven women they used to be--and how to get them back…


When four college friends formed the Brown Sugarettes Mastermind Group, they had very different goals—but matched each other in ambition. Yet ten years later they can’t help wondering what happened to the hopeful, confident, driven women they used to be—and how to get them back . . .
Radio personality Raina, known as “the black Delilah,” hates the wholesome persona that’s made her a success. Doling out syrupy versions of her grandma’s wisdom feels worlds away from the sarcastic,
tell-it-like-it-is woman Raina really is.
Kara Jones was sure she’d be a master sommelier by thirty. Life and loss interfered with that plan. Now she has one more chance—but it’s taking a toll on her self-esteem and her marriage.
Nikki Grayson hardly recognizes the stay-at-home mom she’s become. When her band signed a record deal, she swapped the limelight for a minivan and a sensible ’do. Now she’s wishing she had followed her heart. Instead, she’s drowning her regret in alcohol.
Public defender Sienna Njeri willingly put her city council aspirations aside to support her fiancĂ©’s bid for office—and now she’s wondering if her loyalty is misplaced.
Longing for the support, advice, and tough love they once shared, all four resolve to start meeting up again. After all, their dreams may still be within reach. But are they worth the price they’ll pay to achieve them?

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Radio personality Raina, known as "the black Delilah," hates the wholesome persona that's made her a success. Doling out syrupy versions of her grandma's wisdom feels worlds away from the sarcastic, tell-it-like-it-is woman Raina really is.

Kara Jones was sure she'd be a master sommelier by thirty. Life and loss interfered with that plan. Now she has one more chance--but it's taking a toll on her self-esteem and her marriage.

Nikki Grayson hardly recognizes the stay-at-home mom she's become. When her band signed a record deal, she swapped the limelight for a minivan and a sensible 'do. Now she's wishing she had followed her heart. Instead, she's drowning her regret in alcohol.

Public defender Sienna Njeri willingly put her city council aspirations aside to support her fiancee's bid for office--and now she's wondering if her loyalty is misplaced.

Longing for the support, advice, and tough love they once shared, all four resolve to start meeting up again. After all, their dreams may still be within reach. But are they worth the price they'll pay to achieve them?

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