Authors of the Pacific Northwest

Episode 31: Sheryl Scarborough; YA Mysteries; Thrillers

October 22, 2018

Episode 31: Sheryl Scarborough; YA Mysteries; Thrillers

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 45 minutes)

  • :30 - Introduction to Sheryl 
  • 3:00 - Sheryl shares a little bit about herself & how she started writing YA Mysteries
  • 5:24 - Sheryl shares about her genre 
  • 6:01 - Vikki asks questions about the genre and how Sheryl generates her mysteries 
  • 7:20 - Sheryl shares the premise of her first book
  • 8:20 - Vikki shares her love for unsolved mysteries 
  • 9:20 - Sheryl talks about her publication journey 
  • 10:20 - Vikki & Sheryl talk about education
  • 14:10 Sheryl shares about support groups & organizations
  • 15:40 - Sheryl defines New Adult genre 
  • 16:50 - Sheryl discusses her theory with the YA & Women Fiction genres 
  • 24:40 - Sheryl and Vikki discuss marketing, writers group & beta readers 
  • 28:37 - Sheryl discusses her talking points for To Catch a Killer
  • 34:00 - Sheryl reads from To Catch a Killer

Vikki closes the podcast with an announcement for authors in the Lower Columbia Region regarding submitting to the Salal Review; Volume 19. More information can be found here:


Connect with Sheryl Scarborough:

Sheryl’s  Website:


Links Mentioned in Podcast: 

Author Mentioned on Podcast: Chuck Palahniuck:

Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators:


Podcast Music Credits:

Artist: Kevin MacLead

Title: Backbay Lounge

Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017



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