Sarah Daltry – I write erotica and romance, which ranges from sweet to steamy. I am a master at wasting time and usually can be found staring out the window or scrolling through endless pictures of cats on the internet.
and tell the readers a little about yourself? How did you get your start in the
always liked reading and writing came naturally. It took a long time for me to
develop the nerve to share anything I wrote, though. My friends kept telling me
I should stop being so nervous and just do it.
surprisingly. I’m happy to relax at home and read. I also play a ton of video
games, which is nerdy and whatever, but it entertains me.
Seriously, though, some days I just remove all distractions (turn off the Xbox,
close that Facebook window, etc.) and force it. Others, I stare at the screen
and tell myself I’m going to figure it out – and then play around on Facebook
or read someone else’s book. I think you can only fight the block for so long;
eventually if you force it, it sounds forced and readers can tell.
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
watching bad TV, shooting zombies (virtual zombies only, of course), painting,
walking around bookstores and wishing I had time to read everything.
pastime/career a secret. Do those close to you know you write? If so, what are
me know and are extremely supportive. There are a few friends I’m torn about
telling; they may be supportive, but I also fear that word may get out. My
family has no idea and I plan to keep it that way. I care about my mom too much
to break her illusion of me as a serious and studious person.
you’re like me, it’s a long list so give us your top ten.
writer or in general? I suppose I will start with erotica/romance. I admire
Anais Nin and the Marquis de Sade more than anyone. Their bravery in facing the
social repression of their eras and refusing to deny their own desires – these
are traits we all need, regardless of the fact that some people may still see
them both as immoral. I loved Anne Rice’s Sleeping
Beauty series. Outside of erotica, I am fond of the classics. Hemingway,
Fitzgerald, Salinger, Faulkner, Stoker, the Brontes (I’m cheating and counting
them as one), and Bradbury. That’s ten and I didn’t even touch poetry or
contemporary writers. Dear me…
yours or otherwise, which book would you choose and whom would you love see
casted in the parts?
writer dreams of seeing his or her work optioned for Hollywood (except
Salinger) but I want to dream cast a book I love. I would love to see a new
version of The Sun Also Rises. For
Jake, definitely Ian Somerhalder, because he just needs to be in everything. If
he couldn’t do it, I could see Ryan Gosling easily doing it (he’s honestly the
better actor, but Ian is hot). For Robert Cohn, Mark Ruffalo. I think he has
the ability to play awkwardly sympathetic while also making us dislike him.
Finally, as Lady Brett Ashley, I could see Emma Watson easily. She’s pretty but
I think she can appear cold. Or maybe Bryce Dallas Howard.
That is if it’s not top-secret information. If so, just whisper it in my ear. I
swear it’ll go no further.
and a lot of vague ideas. I am also finishing up a college contemporary romance
called Forget Me Not, which follows
Lily and Derek who appear in my short story “Her Brother’s Best Friend.”
Barnes and Noble, Kobo, etc. Smashwords is a good start, because they allow
readers to download ebooks in any format; I like that and I like the freedom it
gives readers. If you have a Kindle and it breaks and you decide to get a Nook,
you’re kind of out of luck. With Smashwords, you can just download the files
again in a new format. My longer works are also available in paperback.
I would say that readers who like one thing may not like it all. My work ranges
from erotic romance (both novels, “Touch of Venus,” “Into the Woods” to some
degree) to extremely smutty (First
Timers, More than a Job). I suppose it depends how much story you want with
can contact you?
Otherwise, any of a number of social media links (included above). Twitter: https://twitter.com/SarahDaltry
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