FAQ Category: About Sarah

What’s next after the Damaged Heroes series?

I finished the fourth and final romantic suspense, Incendiary Attraction in May, 2021, and after a ton of requests over the years from friends and fans, I’ll concentrate next on getting all four released in audiobook format. After that, I plan to write literary fiction- maybe about a woman’s spiritual journey or learning spiritual lessons throughout a life. A bit like Celestine Prophesy, or Eat, Love, Pray.

Do You Speak to Book Clubs?

Oh, it’s my passion! I love talking to readers, book clubs and presenting at ladies luncheons! I generally talk about amazing craft secrets to keep readers turning the page as well as the dramas, options and myths of publishing and being an author. Several book clubs have chosen to read one of my novels, and prefer centering discussions around that particular plot–I’m wide open to tailor my chat to whatever your group is interested in. Please contact me and I’ll give you my Skype address and available dates!

What Kind of Books Do You Like to Read?

Mostly I enjoy riveting suspense, thriller and romantic suspense novels. My favorite author is Karin Slaughter, who writes gritty police procedurals with insanely flawed characters that still manage to rope me in emotionally. Other exceptional works I devour are by Sue Grafton, Patricia Cornwell, Lisa Gardner and Lee Childs.

After so many years in the romance writing industry I also read many genres by writers I’ve met and admire. My favorite can’t-put-down reads are anything by Kristan Higgins, Lisa Kleypas, Darynda Jones and, naturally, Nora Roberts!

Who are your favorite authors? I love talking about books!

What Did You Do Before You Wrote Novels?

I was a speech-language pathologist. I got a Masters in Communication Disorders at Boston University in ’91 and headed straight to a warmer climate! For the next four years I lived in southern California, working with traumatic brain injury, stroke and dementia patients. My promotion to manager in ’94 meant a move to Houston, Texas, where I eventually oversaw over 90 physical, occupational and speech therapists in several states.

In 1999 I burned out and managed my interior designer’s growing business. I have no designing bone in my body (seriously) but being around these creative women and their daily passion jump-started a latent desire I’d always had to write a novel.

In 2004 on a trip to Italy I did just that! The first two novels are not fit for publication, but in 2006 I began Locked, Loaded and Lying. This is the story that lead to getting agent representation to sell to a publisher and also went on to final in the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award for unpublished writers. Read an excerpt.