Tuesday, December 22, 2015

5 Questions from the Porch Swing for Cerella Sechrist

What have you written? My debut novel was a contemporary romantic comedy entitled Love Finds You in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Since then, I've published three novels with Harlequin's Heartwarming line, including my most recent release, Harper's Wish, the first book in my Findlay Roads series. It centers around a fictional town in the Chesapeake Bay area of Maryland and the series features such characters as a disgraced food critic, failing restaurateur, Irish folk singer, country music superstar, bed and breakfast owner, soldier, doctor, and others.

What do you read? A little bit of almost everything in the realm of fiction - adventure, romance, historical, women's, mystery, fantasy, speculative, literary, etc. I also really enjoy a lot of young adult fiction - there's so much unique creativity in that genre!

Why do you write? Because stories are the heart of who we are, and our stories - real and imagined - are the legacy we leave behind.

Fun writing factoid (not technically a question, I know): For years, I wrote only in historical fiction but couldn't get published. On a whim, I decided to change direction and try writing a modern-day romantic, foodie comedy. I titled it Just Desserts. Two-and-a-half years later, it was published by Summerside Press as Love Finds You in Hershey, Pennsylvania - my debut novel. 

One more thing: I have a new author blog debuting in January entitled: "A Story Life: Finding the Extraordinary in the Everyday." I'm really excited about the chance to share with my readers on a more personal level. I'd love for you to sign up  for the blog emails and come visit me at www.cerellasechrist.com!


  1. Thanks for the feature, Lisa! :) Love this new series!

  2. Thanks for visiting, Cerella! I'm having fun with it.

  3. Always nice hearing about Cerella Sechrist. ( :

    1. Thanks, Laurie! It's always nice to be "heard." :D