Interview with Sara Jay

Welcome,
Sara Jay.

1. For those who might not be familiar with you, would you be a dear and
tell the readers a little about yourself? How did you get your start in the
writing business?

(S) I
started freelancing while I worked as an editor and have supported my family
with full-time writing for news sites, blogs, and web pages for the past
several years. I have always written fiction since I could hold a pencil, but
winning the Changeling Spring Fling Contest this past year enabled me to
publish my fiction for the first time.

2.  All writers fear
the dreaded “block”. Please tell us how you handle it.

(S) I have to get out. Usually a change of scenery will get the
ideas flowing again. Sometimes a simple shower works, too. And if I eat before
bed, well, I don’t want to claim responsibility for those crazy plot bunnies!

3. Contrary to what some people envision about a romance
writer’s life, it’s not all glitz and glam. Well not for the majority of us.
With that bubble sadly busted, when you’re not writing, how to do you spend
your time?
(S) I write nonfiction full-time for a living and I homeschool
my seven-year-old daughter. I run a local co-op and teach several classes in
it. We volunteer, make lots of art and messes, and do lots of field trips as a
family. I run the local 4-H group and volunteer in my daughter’s Girl Scouts
group. I take classes every semester to feed my need to keep learning. I love
to date my husband, who was my high school sweetheart, when I have the chance,
too!
4. I know many writers, such as Dirk and myself, keep their
pastime/career a secret. Do those close to you know you write? If so, what are
their thoughts?
(S) Everyone knows I write, but not everyone knows which genres!
Most of them know I like to write fantasy, speculative fiction, horror, and
rom-com, but not everyone knows that I like to write erotic fiction, too.

5. Will you share with us your all time favorite authors? If
you’re like me, it’s a long list so give us your top ten.

(S) That IS a very long list! My top 10 would be Joyce Carol
Oates, Neil Gaiman, Christopher Pike, Stephen King, Carson McCullers, JK
Rowling, Suzanne Collins, LJ Smith, Yuyi Morales, and any collected authors
compiled together by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling. 

6. If you could choose one book to go to the big screen,
yours or otherwise, which book would you choose and whom would you love see
casted in the parts?

(S) I wouldn’t, because every book I love gets ruined when it
goes to the big screen—with the exception of Stardust. So I would probably pick American Gods. I’ve always wanted to re-cast, rewrite, and
re-direct the X-Men films myself,
too. 😉

7. Would you care to tell us what you’re working on now?
That is if it’s not top-secret information. If so, just whisper it in my ear. I
swear it’ll go no further.

(S) Sure! I am working on a romance between a gargoyle and a
faery thousands of years in the making. I am also cooking up a little demon
story, as well as a romance between a human and a ghost. These will be very
different from my current book, Nobody
Rides for Free, which is a bit of a darker sexy ménage story between a
feral faery and three bikers. Then I plan on returning to my dark territory
sometime later in the year with a nymph cop drama, hopefully! J

8. Where can we find your stories and is there a particular
reading order?

(S) I only have the one out so far! You can find it at my
website:

9. Would you please share how your present and future fans
can contact you?

(S) Leave me a comment at the blog above, email me at sarajayschmidt@hotmail.com, or
visit me on Facebook or Twitter:

10. Before we conclude this enlightening interview, do you
have anything else you’d like to share? The stage is all yours.

(S) Be sure to visit my website for some freebies to get a feel
for my writing. My Changeling Encounter “Gobble You” is there along with lots
of free excerpts and flash fiction stories, as well as some art I sketched and
painted that goes along with my book, Nobody
Rides for Free. You can download these art freebies to use as you wish! “Gobble
You” is set in the same universe as Rides
for Free, but with different characters. Click here to get all of these
freebies or to buy a copy of my book: http://sarajayserotica.wordpress.com/

Wrap-up

There you have it, ladies and gents. I want to again thank
Sara Jay for stopping by and mark your calendars, friends, because Sara will be returning to our blog on March 22nd. 

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  1. Thank you so much, Dirk and Kam! This was fun. 🙂

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