She's celebrating the release of 'Winning His Wife'. I had the opportunity to ask a few questions and get to know her a little better.
Are you a plotter or a pantser, or a hybrid?
Well, I’m mostly a plotter. I always write an outline before writing the actual book. It’s like a road map of where I want to take the story, in case I’m pulled off the project for something else. I can come back and remember exactly what I was doing. Does the outline change as I actually create the book? Sometimes, but that’s okay because then I just make the necessary changes to the outline and keep going.
Do you have anything in common with your characters?
Absolutely yes, especially when I’m writing contemporary romance. Everyone always asks me where I get my material for some of this stuff. Um… from my own life. So yes, sometimes, when I write funny, it’s coming from personal experience. And there are the times when I write about serious issues and a few of them also come from personal experience. But there are also times when my characters have nothing whatsoever to do with me. I like to keep folks guessing.
Right now, what items are on your desk that you’d be embarrassed to admit to?
Hmm, considering my desk is a tiny little non-desk shoved into a corner of the guest room, I’m not sure. Right now it’s piled with promo items, a couple of my husband’s text books and paperback copies of To Love a Sea Rogue, I don’t guess I’m embarrassed about any of it. This is also why I don’t use the desk for writing. Not enough surface area.
What’s the strangest (neatest, coolest, etc) thing you’ve ever done?
Well, I’d say flying by myself right after 9-11 happened to Trinidad in order to meet my husband who I’d written to for three years prior to meeting pretty cool… or strange depending on your viewpoint. Coolest moment? Eating at the California Grill restaurant on top of the Contemporary Resort in Disney World then watching the Wishes firework show for the first time with my hubby.
What is one place in the world you’d love to visit which you haven’t already been?
Hmm, that’s a tough one. Probably Italy, China or India. Why? The food. I’m a big foodie. It would be awesome to do a food tour.
Who are some of your favorite authors?
Oh, that’s difficult to say since I do read a wide variety of different genres. How about if I just say whomever I’m reading at the moment is my favorite?
What was your favorite subject in high school or college?
Wow, that’s an easy one. Creative writing and literature. Would you believe I almost failed Home Ec even though I love to cook/bake now?
What are you currently working on, or what’s on the horizon?
Right now, I’m trying to finish up a humorous Regency novel, which will release in September. After that I’m slated to write a funny contemporary book. There’s always something going on in my writing life so this is subject to change.
Sandra is a writer of romantic fiction. Her portfolio includes historical, contemporary, sci-fi, and paranormal romances in full-length books as well as shorts and novellas. No matter if the heat level is spicy or sweet, she loves to blend genres and oftentimes will add humor to the mix.
When not immersed in creating new worlds and engaging characters, Sandra likes to read, bake, taste new teas, watch The Big Bang Theory, and Psych as well as Finding Bigfoot and travel. Her favorite place to spend vacation hours is Walt Disney World: it’s where dreams come true and the soul can play. When she’s not writing, she’s keeping things interesting at her Believing is Seeing blog or spending time with her husband, who patiently answers questions she has about men, sci-fi-related subjects, and the odd “what if”.
Sandra loves to hear from her readers. You can write to her at email@example.com.
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Fighting for independence goes beyond an infant nation, but love might just conquer all.
Captain Caleb Haslet has come home to Portsmouth, Rhode Island after two years at sea chasing pirates and keeping British ships from the fledgling American nation. He wants nothing more than to settle into domestic life and finally claim the new bride duty had forced him to leave behind.
Though she now has her own life doing charity work, providing prisoners with basic creature comforts, Abigail Haslet is both excited and anxious that Caleb thinks to take up where they left off. But, how can she give her heart to a man who'll leave again when duty calls?
Caleb no longer wants a marriage of convenience. When plying Abigail with kisses and spending time with her fails, he decides to take advantage of his wife’s stint behind bars to make her see the truth—he's in love with her.
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