The picture above may be silly, but it is true: I never dreamed of starting/owning/running a business. My answer to "What do you want to be when you grow up?" was not even once "an entrepreneur." Far from it: as far back as I can remember, I've wanted to be a writer . . . specifically, a novelist. Working alone in a quiet room, not having to deal with people. Introvert paradise.
A little while ago on Facebook, I invited people to ask me questions about my book, my writing process, or anything along those lines. Several people responded (thank you, guys!) and here are my answers to the good, thoughtful questions they posed:
Music is something that has played, and still plays, a significant role in my life. About 95% of the time, I've got some song or other stuck in my head, and when I listen to my favorite music, familiar and comforting songs, it sends me to a warm, fuzzy, safe place.* I've been doing a lot of "nostalgic listening" lately since the COVID craze began: late '90s and early 2000s stuff, some of which I haven't heard since college!
Just a quick post for those of you who haven't seen this on my Facebook or Twitter pages:
In honor of the Hunter's Blue Moon, which is happening this Saturday (Halloween!), I put the e-book of Hunter's Moon on sale for 99 cents the whole week. Grab your copy here and tell a friend who likes gothic novels!
What can I say except "You're welcome"? I hope you have a Maui Halloween...wait, that pun only works with Christmas...ah well. XD
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Do you like to read scary books around Halloween? In this post I'm going to briefly talk about my favorite spooky novels and why I recommend them. (Pictured is most of my collection. Sequels not included due to lack of space.)
One of the hardest parts of Hunter’s Moon for me to write was the scene when Mel wakes up after her first transformation. The horror of said transformation itself was, believe it or not, easier for me to write than the aftermath! Because the morning after, Mel has much more time to think and process and dwell on what’s happened to her, since her mind is not being wiped away and the pain is no longer all-consuming.
This post originally appeared in Thinklings Books' blog.
For every book Thinklings releases, we feature an interview with one of its major characters. This week we sat down to chat with Jocelyn ("Jos") Beaumont from Hunter's Moon. Read below to see what main character Melanie's enigmatic friend and housemate had to say.
Every summer since my brother and his wife moved up to Maine (~5 years ago), my parents have made the 13-hour drive from NE Ohio to visit them for a week or two around the 4th of July. This year, my husband finally has a permanent job (rather than a contract) and we have paid vacation again for the first time in 8 years! So we were able to come along too, and we had a fantastic time!
I got interviewed on Pretty-Hot.com and AwesomeGang.com! (The questions/answers are the same except for the last one on each.)
I also answered an interview question for Amazon top book reviewer Darcia Helle. See my answer with her beautiful Instagram picture here.
I took a lovely, wonderful vacation to Maine (where my brother lives) from June 27th to July 7th, so I'm still catching up on work stuff and settling back into my normal routine. Will try to put up some vacation pictures here soon! Stay tuned! :) We went to some gorgeous places like Acadia National Park!
The Twilight books have the real town of Forks, Washington, as their major setting. My book Hunter’s Moon and its forthcoming sequels have Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, as theirs.
Authors who set their books in real places usually (hopefully!) do at least some research on those locations if they’re not already familiar with them. I haven’t had the chance to visit Wellsboro yet*—I really want to, though—but of course online research is pretty darn helpful.
Sarah Awa lives in Ohio with two hairy guys and writes books about werewolves.