About the Author:I write in a variety of genres such as paranormal (mostly time travel and reincarnation), contemporary, and suspense. While all my tales hold an element of romance, my books often push the envelope and step outside the boundaries of conventional romance. I live in the U.S. (west coast) with my husband, two kids, four dogs and one very temperamental feline.
Thank you Sandra for stopping by BLH and answering a few questions. Without further ado here is the inteview.
When did you begin Writing?
I think I was born a storyteller. I’m told that as a small child I could spin some tales. lol. I actually started “writing” though when I was about twelve or thirteen. My story is probably typical for writers, I wrote stories in high school and passed them around to my friends.
Who is you mentor ? Who do you look up too?
I don’t really have a “mentor”, but these are some authors I look up to: Rod Serling, Isaac Asimov, Sidney Sheldon and Harold Robbins. I’m in awe of each one’s ability to spin a tale.
What is your reading pleasure ?
I’m an eclectic reader. The genre isn’t as important to me as being swept away by the story I’m reading. My time for “pleasure reading” is so limited that I’m not one who’ll spend time reading a book that doesn’t grab me from the get-go.
If you have any favorite authors , who are they and why ?
I pretty much answered this one above.
What part of the writing process do you love ? What part do you hate?
I hate the editing process (but it is a necessary evil) and coming up with character names and titles. I love “creating” the story and watching it develop (It’s like watching a movie reel inside my head...if that makes sense).
If you could write outside your genre what would that be?
I don’t limit myself to a single genre. My muse’s tastes are as eclectic as my reading habits. I just let her tell the story she wants.
How did you come up with your premise for your books?
Everything is an inspiration for me. A song I heard on the radio led to Crazy For You. Ghost tales and my fascination with the 1940s led to Incredible Dreams. Broken Wings came from an old college project but the story didn’t come together until I’d moved to Nevada and decided to wrap the story in the rich history of the area.
What is scene is easier to write? Hardest?
The easiest scene to write is the opening one. The hardest, the last. Writing “the end” is always bittersweet. It’s great knowing that soon I can share the book with the world, but at the same time, it’s sad to close the book on my characters.
If you could write with anyone who would that be and why?
Honestly, I’m not sure “partnering” with another writer is for someone like me. I am way too much of a control freak. That said, I can think of several writers (both living and deceased) that I’d love to have a conversation with. Serling, Asimov, Sheldon, Robbins, King...too many to name.
What would you like to say to your readers?
Thanks for reading my books! Ooh, and drop me an email if you’re so inclined. I love to hear from my readers.
Where can your fans find you ?
www.SandraWrites.com or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandra's also giving away a new Kindle 3 and a nice starter library from some great authors at the end of this blog tour. For more info, please check her website.
Followers of the "Incredible Dreams Kindle 3 Giveaway" here are your questions for this stop on the blog tour:
1. In Victorine Lieske's Not What She Seems: Steven Ashton leaves NY on a vacation for his soul. He goes to a small town in what state? -- Find the answer at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003HS5LRO
2. In Debra L. Martin and David W. Small's The Crystal Façade, Who is the Telkur twins' friend? – Find the answer at: http://twoendsofthepen.blogspot.com/
* Please don’t post your answers in the comments section here. Detailed instructions for entering the giveaway are at Sandra’s website: http://www.sandrawrites.com/