1) Who is your favourite author and why?
It’s impossible for me to pick a favorite, however the first author to come to mind is Tess Gerritsen. Her suspense books always pull me in. They don’t let go until I’ve closed the book, at which time I begin marking the days until her next release.
A few more authors on my auto-buy list are: Linda Howard, Karen Slaughter, Sandra Brown & Kay Hooper.
2) When did you first consider yourself a writer?
The moment I held my first book in my hands.
3) Describe your writing space?
My writing space is centrally located in the house, always seems to have a teenager standing in the middle of it, and is commonly known as the kitchen. More specifically, the kitchen table. Sad, I know. But a new bookcase seemed more important than the tiny desk I used to write at. You can never have too many books.
4) What are you reading now?
I’m reading THE FRUGAL BOOK PROMOTER hoping to discover the secret handshake to successful promotion. J
5) How many books have you written? Which is your favourite?
I have two published books and one that I’m working on now. Out of the three, my favourite is definitely After Midnight. Every author I’ve ever spoken with has one story they truly believe is THE story of their heart, and After Midnight is mine. Isabeau Montgomery is the owner of Izzy’s Bar, a child prodigy, piano phenom—a woman who is hiding behind a lie of her own making. She’s just so very tortured, her past so full of tragedy… She deserves a happy ending and Noah is just the man to share it with her.
6) What comes first, plot or characters?
A lot of writers begin a story idea with plot, into which they insert characters. I’m the opposite. Characters have always come first for me. One day the hero (usually the hero) will stroll into my head, take a seat and begin talking. My job is to scribble down what he says, and then weave that conversation into a tale of happily-ever-after.
7) Do you ever suffer from writer’s block?
Writer’s block for me is when my characters stop talking to me. When that happens, I pull one of the many books off my TBR shelf and lose myself in a world of someone else’s creating. Usually about half way through the book, my characters begin talking again. By the time I finish reading, they’re screaming at me to get back to their story.
8) What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I’m a bit of a hermit. I don’t go very many places or do anything that’s exciting. When I’m not writing I can usually be found curled into the corner of my couch with my nose in a book, or kicked back in my recliner watching Netflix with my husband.
9) Tell us about your latest book?
After Midnight is a contemporary romance now available from The Wild Rose Press. It’s a tortured heroine story—yes, heroine. The tale of piano phenom turned bar owner Isabeau Montgomery, and how one night, after midnight, her entire world changed.
Here’s the official blurb:
Thirteen years—that's how long Isabeau Montgomery has been living a lie. After an automobile accident took her mother's life, Izzy hid herself away, surviving the only way she knew how. Now she is happy in her carefully reconstructed life. That is until he walks through the door of her bar...
Black Phoenix singer/front man Noah Clark came to Long Island City with a goal--one that doesn't include an instant, electric attraction to the dark-haired beauty behind the bar. Coaxing her into his bed won't be easy, but he can't get her pale, haunted eyes nor her skill on the piano out of his head.
Can Noah help Isabeau overcome the past? Or will her need to protect her secret force her back into hiding and destroy their chance at happiness?
10) What’s next for you?
While writing After Midnight, one of the secondary characters kept telling me he needed his own story, so I’m writing that one now. Midnight Heat is a reunion romance, and although I had no plans to give Dominic his own book, about half-way through writing After Midnight, I fell so in love with his character I had to make sure he got his own happily-ever- after.
I routinely post snippets from all of my books on my blog: http://www.authorsarahgrimm.blogspot.com
Sarah Grimm is an award winning author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. She lives in West Michigan with her husband, two sons and three miniature schnauzers. Between mom's taxi service, parts runs, and answering the phone for the family marine repair business, Sarah can be found curled in her favorite chair, crafting her next novel.
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So please to have you visit with me today, Sarah - I wish you lots of luck with sales and your continuing success! Your life sounds so similar to mine except I have two girls and I suspect they are just a few years younger than your boys (12 & 10). Apart from that from the kitchen table to the taxi service, we're pretty much there, lol!
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