Gazing into the Crystal Ball

February 23, 2007 | Interviews

ST: Good morning everyone and welcome back Sarah. Tell us what the future holds for you?

SG: I have an agent interested in seeing my writing, but she will only look at something that has not been sold, which means I need to write something for her. I have a single title planned that I will send her once complete.

I dream of the same thing most authors I’ve talked to dream: to be able to support myself writing. Most people don’t realize that this is something a lot of authors never achieve. Being published doesn’t automatically guarantee wealth or success.

ST: If you had one wish that would be granted, what would it be?

SG: I was going to say multiple orgasms, but then I thought about it and decided that I would much rather have my youngest son’s metabolism.

Or maybe what I need is some will power.

ST: How did you and Triskelion Publishing come together?

SG: That’s a funny story actually. For years I toned down my writing, altered it in order to fit it inside of the ‘box’ that some of the other publishing houses want you to fit in. And no matter how hard I tried, I was rejected. I hated writing that way, I hated altering how I do things and forcing myself to be what I thought these other publishers wanted me to be. Eventually, I realized I didn’t fit in the box. Now, this wasn’t an easy realization for me to come to. First, I had to get mad. I have the type of personality that when told I can’t do something, I go out and prove why I can do it. This is where Triskelion came into the picture.

After bending and twisting and reworking NOT WITHOUT RISK for another publisher, in the hopes it would fit in their box, I was rejected. I didn’t take it well. I had changed my characters, held myself back and totally altered the way I put a story together and they didn’t want it? Well, during my tirade I logged onto my email account and up pops this email that Triskelion Publishing has just been recognized by RWA.

I queried the next day and Gail loved the story. I was offered a contract by the end of the week.

ST: What’s in the works for the future?

SG: AFTER MIDNIGHT, my second romantic suspense, is available from Triskelion Publishing June 2007. I haven’t heard whether that one will go to print and when. You can find an excerpt on my website

I’m beginning work on my single title, DARK LIGHT, brainstorming an anthology with two other talented suspense authors, and considering a book starring one of the secondary characters from AFTER MIDNIGHT.

ST: Thank you, Sarah, for spending so much time with us. It’s been a great week and I’ve enjoyed learning more about you. The very best to you in the future and keep us posted on your future releases.

SG: Thank you, Sloane. I’ll see you on the loops!

ST: Have a wonderful weekend, everyone. I’ll be back next week. Until then…

Happy Writing!

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