Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Writer’s Interview by Amy Kampstra

My friend Amy Kampstra over at Smidgen Nuggets interviewed me for a second time in July, asking about the self-publishing process and how it has worked out for me.

A Writer’s Interview on the Self-Publishing Experience: Just Write the Damn Thing!
by Amy Kampstra

An independent and voracious reader tends to be a better author. That may be partly why bonafide word addict, Sarah Winter, effortlessly weaved together a spicy, character-driven plot in her romance novel, Snowbound. 

Throughout the pages, Liam and River are two 30-somethings stuck together in a Wyoming cabin during the blizzard of the century. He is a flourishing movie star from Europe, and she’s a tom boy living in the middle of nowhere after cancer rips her life apart. Is their chance meeting merely life-saving or will it allow them to live their lives to the fullest?

Then, Winter didn’t stop with writing the thing. She took the reins, embracing the newness of self-publishing with an open mind, navigating through the steps like a bright reader charting the dark waters of a Stephen King novel. 

Yes, self-publishing involves a plethora of tasks that can make any top-notch writer stuff their manuscript in their nightstand and dream about their dream of words in print -- instead of actually going for it. 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Funny Friday - Hot

It's hot as the hinges of hell in Wyoming today and has been for three bloody weeks.
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See you Tuesday! Hope you have air conditioning!

-S

Monday, July 21, 2014

My Response to #MyWritingProcess Blog Hop

My Writing Process Blog Hop is an ongoing blog hop where authors let you in on how we do what we do. We answer four simple questions about our process and then pass the word to two more authors. I was invited by Salem Archer over at http://www.salemarcher.com.

My Writing Process in 4 Simple Answers

1. What am I working on?

I'm currently working on 'Third Wheel,' a contemporary romance. It's about two longtime friends and the concept of constantly being someone's third wheel.

2. How does my work differ from others in its genre?

I love taking on the idea of the "perfect" romance novel hero and heroine and using regular people. I try to put the pair in situations that challenge them in new ways and force them to show their true colors.