Sherry Shumard’s author of Heartbroken Promises 2, virtual book tour spotlighted in Danville, Illinois, The Commerical News

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Author on virtual book tour

BY MARY WICOFF Commercial-News

GEORGETOWN — New author Sherry Shumard drops the names of best-selling writers as if they were lifelong friends. Paula Deen. Nancy Thayer. Claire Cook.

She can honestly say she’s “toured” with some famous authors, and they’re friends with her on Facebook.

Shumard and other authors — both beginners and well-known — have joined the online book-promotion agency, Pump Up Your Book. She’s “on tour” for the month of June.

Cook, author of the book that became a movie, “Must Love Dogs,” and Thayer, author of 20 novels, including The Hot Flash Series, will tour in July. And celebrity cook and author Deen will tour in August.

Shumard can say she’s in pretty good company.

“There are tons of best-selling authors here (online) and I’m friends with them,” she said. “It’s really cool.”

She added, “They think I’m already a famous author.”

Shumard would like to become a household name and have her romance series made into a TV show or movie.

She’s promoting her most recent book, “Heartbroken Promises 2.” That book takes up where her first one left off, and she’s started on book No. 3.

To become well-known, however, takes a lot of work.

“If you don’t do promotion, you don’t sell any books,” she said. “I’m excited to finally promote my book.”

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Follow Sherry on her vitual book tour at Pump Up Your Book

Read Sherry’s interview here at Paperback Writer and at Writing Daze, with Five Laughable Things that Happened During the Writing of her book.


Heartbroken Promises2: Vicky Wainright decides to visit Jake’s Island so she can be close to her sister Miranda. She is offered a nanny job by Jordan a very handsome and eligible bachelor who is raising his son by himself. She meets her sister’s waiter Noah and is quickly torn between loving him and Jordan. She gets kidnapped while babysitting along with Jordan’s son Derrick and her sister believes that Noah was one of the kidnappers. How will she feel about Noah after she finds out the truth? Will Derrick and her be rescued or be killed?       

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