Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Author Interview/Giveaway - Out in Blue by Sarah Gilman (Entangled Publishing) (ends 9/27)
Fast paced paranormal romance.
How did the ideas for your books come to you?
I had recently read an article about endangered tigers and the ongoing problem of poachers killing them for their skin. I had also been to a small store where the owner had put on display a collection of feathers from large birds, and I thought to myself that a real angel feather would be quite the collector’s item, one people would pay money to own, like tiger fur. After that, the idea of poachers going after my archangel characters for their feathers hit me on the head like Newton’s apple.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
The story is primarily for entertainment, but there are some underlying ideas I meant to draw attention to. Poaching is alive and well in the world, a horror that is often overlooked with everything else that is going on in the media. Also, the idea that love can happen fast and hard, when the right two people come together. I am a believer in true love and love at nearly first sight, and these particular characters are the embodiment of that.
What is the hardest part of writing for you? What's the easiest?
I write slowly, so keeping to a schedule with a goal of having a manuscript done by a particular date is a challenge for me. The ideas are the easiest…I seem to have too many of them, actually!
What's next for you? Are you currently working on or have plans for future projects?
I’m working on Deep in Crimson, the next book after Out in Blue in the Return to Sanctuary series. I have a side project that may or may not see the light of day, it’s too early to tell. That’s a ghost story romance. I’m also outlining an all new angel series that features both fallen angels and angels who have not fallen.
Why did you choose to write for specific genre?
Paranormal romance is my favorite genre to read, so I naturally chose to write it. I need out-of-this-world elements to keep my interest.
What's it like hearing that readers are eagerly awaiting your book's release date?
Surreal. Even now, none of it feels real!
What is one question that you've always wanted to be asked in an interview? How would you answer that question?
You were the first to ask it! Above, the underlying messages. Thanks! ;)
What was your road to publication like?
About the Author
Sarah Gilman started her first novel in third grade. She never finished that story, but never gave up the dream. Her fascination with wings also began at that age, when images of the ancient Egyptian goddess Isis captured her imagination and never let go. Now a paranormal romance writer, she employs her love of writing to bring the allure of winged creatures to the pages of her novels. Sarah lives in Vermont with her supportive husband and two spoiled cats.
Surprisingly short. Out in Blue took a year to write, thought I’d been writing for a long time prior. Once I decided to pitch Blue, I had a contract offer in less than a month. Right place, right time.
Thanks so much for the interview today!