Down and Dirty with Sarah Grimm

February 19, 2007 | Interviews

Hi, Sarah Grimm, welcome and thank you for visiting with us this week.

Thank you for inviting me.

ST : Tell us a about yourself.

SG: Hmmm, I’m married to my sexiest fantasy. We have two sons and three dogs, and I live in West Michigan. My entire life, there have been people talking in my head. Schizophrenic? Maybe, but I prefer to call it the mark of a creative mind. LOL I love to read and do so as often as possible. For me, there’s nothing better than losing myself in a good book.

ST: Your debut novel, NOT WITHOUT RISK, is exciting and hot. Please tell us about the book.

SG: Sergeant Justin Harrison is on top of his game. He is impulsive, insatiable and invincible. At least he’d always believed so. Until an addict with a .38 showed him otherwise. Six agonizing months after the slug collapsed his lung, Justin has managed to return to the one thing he excels at – his job as a San Diego homicide detective. He worked hard to get his body back in shape and nothing is going to stand in his way of proving he is fit for active duty. Especially not a long-legged brunette who just stumbled into his crime scene.

Photographer Paige Conroy spent years hiding from her past. Then one late night telephone call brings it crashing back. An old friend is in town and needs to see her. Speaking on the phone isn’t safe. She needs to meet him. Only four hours later, when she arrives at his hotel room, it is to find him dead. Fighting against the painful onslaught of memories, as well as the horror of being the only witness to murder, the last thing Paige needs is to feel attracted to the dark-eyed Sergeant Harrison.

When the villain sets his sights on Paige, she must turn to Justin for help. Together they learn that some things are worth the risk.

ST: How did you come up with the story line?

SG: Off the top of my head. Literally. One day at work the power went out. Now, I used to work for an insurance company that never, I mean never, gave us time off work. This day was no different. My friends and I sat in the lunch room, which had a wall of windows so we had some light, for four hours before the company decided to let us go home. To entertain everyone I started telling them a story, one I made up on the spot. Of course, I made quite a few changes when I sat down and wrote the story, but that’s how NOT WITHOUT RISK began.

ST: And where and when can we buy NOT WITHOUT RISK?

SG: NOT WITHOUT RISK will be available to download from Triskelion Publishing in March 2007. In August 2007 you can pick up a copy at your local bookstore when it becomes available as a mass market paperback.

ST: Sarah has a web site, blog, and a myspace you should check out. Don’t forget to sign up for her newsletter and contest.

Thanks for coming out on this cold Monday morning, Sarah. Tomorrow I’ll be sure to have Bloody Marys for us to sip while we chat.

SG: Sounds good! After that I can dive into my next book. Lol. See you in the morning and please, if anyone has questions, feel free to ask.

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2 Responses to “Down and Dirty with Sarah Grimm”

  1. Jennifer Talty Says:


    Do you bounce ideas off other writers, or just go with your first instincts?

  2. Sarah Grimm Says:


    Thanks for the question! I bounce ideas off of other writers because, lets face it, there are times I doubt myself.

    I also bounce ideas off of my best friend. She reads a LOT of books, and has a very creative mind, so she’s another good partner for brainstorming.