Sharyn Haddad Vicente, Author
Sharyn Haddad Vicente grew up in New England. She was raised by her parents in the smallest state in the country, Rhode Island, with her sister, and brother. She still resides In New England today with her husband of 36 years, her daughter, and her son.
She attended Rhode Island College where she received a degree in psychology. She then went on to the University of Rhode Island to earn a degree in adult education. She works at the Community College of Rhode Island where she is employed in both the Psychology and English departments.
Sharyn’s love of storytelling goes back to when she was a young girl. She has always had a penchant for psychological thrillers. She loves how the power of a good thrill can encourage the mind.
For me, it is definitely the plot. I start out with one main theme and build around it. The characters create themselves within the story.
I do extensive research—everything from weather conditions, sun rise/sun set times, and types of employment my characters have. I spend a lot of time on research so that the story can be as factual as possible.
Once the research is complete, I try to write at least 1,000 words at a time –which takes approximately six to eight hours. Luckily, I’m a night owl!