Thursday, January 2, 2014

Interview with Author Sandra Love

Joining us today is Sandra Love. Thanks for the taking the time to answer some questions for those of us still struggling to be more disciplined with our writing.

When did you start writing? Did someone or something influence your decision?

SL - I started to write this past year! I was reading Bitter Fruits by Sarah Daltry and was like, hey I want to do this. Many authors had inspired me to write. Genevieve Scholl was one of the authors who would talk me through it every day!! She is also my editor, publisher and cover designer.

What do you write?

SL - Right now I write YA Supernatural. I do want to write a Romance novel one day! I have started one, but right now I want to work on my Broken Wings series.

Was writing something you always dreamed of, or did a story just come to you one day? If you weren’t writing, what would you be doing?

SL - The story just came to me one day! I wanted to bring it to life on paper. I really want to work with special needs children.

On to the fun questions – Can you describe a typical writing day for you?

SL - I wake up, have some coffee, and start to write. My cats decide that’s the time to start playing.

How many hours a day do you write? How many days a week?

SL - Well with the new year I plan on writing for 2 or 3 hours a day, and 5 days a week. I do have book two coming out April 18th. So excited about that!

Are you a plotter or pantser?

SL - A plotter.

How do you handle distractions during your writing time?

SL - I am good at shutting things out. I usually put my phone on silent and unplug the internet. *laughs* so I don’t get tempted.

What made you decide to self-publish?

SL - For the time being I think self-publish will be great for me, so I don’t have to have that added stress.

Have you ever thought about being a hybrid author, the kind of author who traditionally publishes and self-publishes?

SL - I think right now I just want to self-publish. I want to wait and see how people react to my first book.

How long did it take before you were making a “real” income from your writing?

SL - Well my first book was just released on December 22nd 2013, so I haven’t had any income yet. I’ve sold plenty of books but amazon hasn’t paid me *laughs*.

Finally, do you have any advice for those who want to turn their passion into a true career?

SL - Just follow your heart and never give up. J

Thank you so much for taking time out of your day!
You can find Sandra Love's books on Amazon here and here.

Or follow Ms. Love on Facebook, Goodreads, or Twitter.
Want to know a little more? Here's a blurb to Broken:
Broken by Sandra Love
Cordelia Rose has a horrible life. She gets bullied by students at school, beaten by her father, practically abandoned by her mother, and wants to end her life and suffering. But when some strange things start to happen, she questions whether or not she has a purpose in this life.

Then she meets a brother and sister that means more to her than she realizes. They are her protectors, and her kindred spirits. Just like her, they are bruised and broken, though for different reasons.

When she finally discovers the truth of her existence, her mind is jumbled with everything She has to take in; not to mention the battle she has to fight inside and out.

A little about Sandra Love
          My name is Sandra Love, I live in Olivet Michigan and I am 33 years old. I live with my boyfriend Brad and my son Charlie. Charlie is 11 years old and he battles with Autism and ADHD. He is my world. I did attend college, where I studied Accounting and Ancient History. I am very fascinated with Mythology. Norse Mythology is my all-time favorite. I love learning about the Gods and Goddesses.
         I am a big time cat lover, I swear I will end up being the crazy cat lady. I have 3 cats Stubby, Odin and Thor. I do take care of a stray as well his name is Louie. I want to save all the cats in the world.  J
          In my spear time, I love to read. My favorite genre of books are YA Supernatural, but I read anywhere from Erotica to Fantasy to Romance. I love to read and review for authors. I am a BIG supporter of ALL authors. They have inspired me to write.
          Speaking of writing my first book is YA Supernatural. It is book 1 of 3, with a Prequel. I really enjoy writing, it allows me to escape reality for a while. I hope you all enjoy my first book.
          I am really a boring person; I rather stay in and hang out with my cats and my family then to go out.