At the age of six, she became a reading machine. Devouring everything she could possibly get her hands on. In high school she almost failed English three times because of her detest for writing book reports. Today, Sarah writes whatever stories haunt her dreams, and struggles to focus on one idea at a time. When she isn’t enjoying time with her family, or writing, you will find her nose stuck in a book, or out walking and enjoying the sunshine.
Drowning Sandy is her debut novella!
What inspires you to write?
Most of my books are inspired by dreams, and I’ve been dreaming a long time, so I have lots of book ideas just waiting for their turn.
Tell us about your writing process.
When I get a book idea, I try to write down as much that comes to mind as possible. Characters, plot points, little details I want to make sure make it, or anything like that. Then when I’m ready to write I will read over my notes, and then generally just let the characters take me where they want to go. I’m not much of a plotter, really.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
My characters totally direct my stories. They invade my thoughts as I do chores around the house and let me know where the story needs to go next.
What advice would you give other writers?
Whatever you do, push forwards. Back tracking will only slow you down. Always push forwards, especially when you are on your first draft.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
It all depends on the type of book for me. I have gone with self-published mostly, just to get them out there. I work hard with several layers of beta readers to make sure my books are well edited, and then I get them out there. I do have one work in progress with a potential publisher, but the complexity of the process is a little stressful.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think that publishing will always be split. There will always be big publishers and self publishers. I do hope that some of the smaller publishers with unfair contracts go out of business, though.
What do you use?: Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: fantasy, LDS perspective historical fiction, paranormal, and sweet romance.
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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