A long line forms to share celebratory hugs and get a photo with the best-selling author posed in a beautiful red dress on a bed filled with rose petals – the perfect backdrop for the launch of a sexy new romance novel.
If you didn’t know her, you’d be surprised that this small town girl could attract so many people to come in from all over the country for one fabulous night in Beverly Hills.
You’d be even more surprised to know that Sheri Fink started her writing career as a children’s author. She has written five books in her children’s series – which have all become best sellers – created a beauty line, recorded two albums, and now published her latest book that has drawn this enthusiastic crowd.
The room is filled with fans sharing how proud and excited they are to be part of her journey as they wait in line to get their book signed by Sheri Fink. The former corporate branding professional turned author and inspirational speaker exceeded her Kickstarter fundraising goal to develop her latest book Cake in Bed which has already become an international best seller, and reached the top 50 in romantic comedies on Amazon Canada.
You’d think this motivated entrepreneur and super-achiever was born into wealth and privilege, but Sheri wouldn’t have developed her drive and dynamic personality without experiencing some adversity.
As a shy introverted child, Sheri was quiet and followed the mantra to do well in school and go to college – conformity not eccentricity was encouraged. But five years ago, while driving to her job in the corporate world, she was hit with the inspiration for her first book, The Little Rose. Through that experience, Sheri made the courageous decision to abandon the safety of a 12-year career and follow her dream to empower others to be their authentic self in life and in love.
All of her children’s books are about personal empowerment and taking inspired action. Her stories deal with bullying, how to handle change, having patience, and how to speak up and ask for help – things Sheri herself admits to struggling with as a child.
Now through her new romance novel, Sheri is carrying forward her mission to help others find empowerment and self-love. Sheri describes her inspiration for her latest book, “Two and a half years ago, I had the seed of an idea for a romance novel. It kept coming back to me. Scenes would come to my mind. People shared with me that they needed that hopeful feeling.”
A fictional novel inspired partly by some of her own journeys, Cake in Bed is about a 30-something divorcée who embarks on a delightfully humorous, sometimes heartbreaking, and often unpredictable journey on her quest to find true love in the modern world.
While some might think that going from children’s books to romance novels is a big leap, Sheri is comfortable having her name and brand in both genres of books. She recognizes that it’s not the same audience, but she has already created a community around Cake in Bed and built enthusiasm about the book through her appearances, crowdfunding campaign and social media.
Sheri has made it her mantra to stay in alignment with whatever is going to help her reach her goals. And if it’s not a “hell yes” then it’s probably a hell no. And at this event, it’s a very significant moment that the audience is a part of as she is embracing a new direction without losing her identity.
Her spirit is magical as she circulates among the crowd thanking them for their presence at her world premier party in celebration of this milestone in her writing career. Sheri recognizes each of her fans and supporters and welcomes them with a big hug. “I wanted to have an amazing way to celebrate the book with something magical and memorable. I wanted to make everyone feel loved, cherished and amazing.”
She lives with her heart wide open. And this event is no exception. Sheri built her current business through writing and inspirational speaking. Sheri has captivated audiences, sharing her secrets of success that led her from being a small town girl with big dreams, to blossoming into an award-winning entrepreneur who became a #1 international best-selling author and launched an inspirational empire.