Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Interview with Sara R Turnquist, A CONVENIENT RISK

If you could have one paranormal ability, what would it be?
I would love to have telekinesis! Moving objects with my mind would be soooo cool! I spend too much time breaking my concentration to get up and grab something that is across the desk or on the other side of the room. If I could just float it toward myself with my mind…what a timesaver that would be!

What is one thing your readers would be most surprised to learn about you?
That I am very funny by nature. In my writer’s critique group, we do writing prompts each meeting and mine are always funny. But I don’t write particularly humorously in my novels. There are moments here and there, sure, but overall, I wouldn’t call my writing comedic by any stretch of the imagination. But, In reality, I am rarely serious.

When writing descriptions of your hero/ine, what feature do you start with?
I always get the physical description out of the way first. I need to be able to “see” my character before I can start delving into the deeper layers and “asking” them more questions. Yes, I do talk to the people I make up…is that so wrong?

Are you a plotter or a pantser?
I am a pantser by nature, but I am becoming more and more a PLANTSER….where I do some amount of character plotting and planning on the front end, really developing and deepening the characters, then I pants the story/plot.

Did you learn anything  from writing this book? If so, what?
I did. This was the first book I wrote with only 2 point of view characters. It was challenging and freeing at the same time. There was less to keep up with, but I found it could be limiting, too.

He never imagined her heart would be so hard to reach.

Forced into a marriage of convenience after her husband dies, Amanda Haynes is determined she will never love again. Not that it bothers Brandon Miller. He needs her husband’s cattle. She needs financial stability and long-term support for her son and herself. But she never expected to care so much about the running of the ranch. Or the rancher.

Butting heads over the decisions of the ranch, adding to her frustration and grief at her loss. Her wellbeing is soon threatened as their lives become entangled with Billy the Kid and his gang. What has she gotten herself into? What kind of man has she married? Is there any way out?

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Sara is originally from Middle Tennessee. After a short stint in Memphis, where she earned a degree in Biology and began a career as both a Zoo Educator and a Sleep Technician, she then followed a dream to work for a large zoo in Orlando, FL as an Educator. Once she and her husband started their family, they moved back to Middle Tennessee where they currently reside. Sara and her husband now enjoy a full life with their three beautiful and very active children. She enjoys many creative outlets – singing, piano, drawing, drama, and organizing anything. 

And even though she has enjoyed her career as a Zoo Educator, Sara's great love of the written word continued to draw her to write. She has always been an avid reader and, for many years, has been what she terms a “closet writer”. Her travels and love of history have served to inspire her to write clean Historical Romance. Sara has made several trips to the Czech Republic. Her time among the Czech people and the landscapes of the country inspired her and greatly influenced her work on her debut novel, The Lady Bornekova, set in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. Sara is also the author of The General’s Wife, Off to War, Hope in Cripple Creek, and A Convenient Risk and a member of ACFW.

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