Birth date: August 21, 1980
Where are you from: I was born in Mississippi, raised in Virginia and now I live in Michigan.
A little about your self `ie your education, Family, life etc: I am the middle child of two sisters. I have one son who is 12 years old. He is my world. He is Autistic, ADHD, and has a mood Disorder. I am engaged to a wonderful man, his name is Brad. I did attend college for Accounting and History. I am not done, and I plan on going back. This I like to do is read, write, and play with my cats. I also like to be outside and garden.
Tell us your latest book news? I just finished up my 3rd book in the Broken Wings Series. It is in the hand of my wonderful editor. It will be releasing in early December or maybe even sooner. This is the final book in the series.
When and why did you begin writing? I began writing last summer. I was reading a book and thought to myself; Hey I really want to do this. I talked to my editor/best friend Genevieve Scholl and she told me to go for it! So I did.
When did you consider yourself an Author? I considered myself an author when I published my first book. Which was December 23rd 2013!
What inspired you to write your first book? I was being bullied online at the time I started to write my book. So I wanted to write a storyline with the main character being bullied. I LOVE the paranormal, so I interpret paranormal into my book. I wanted to be a little different.
Do you have a specific writing style? Not really I just write LOL.
How did you come up with the titles? Well for my Broken books, all the characters are Broken in some way. So I decided to use that. In To Love Again, it is about a young girl who lost so much and she doesn’t know if she will be able to love anyone else. So I was like hey I will make that the title.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? In Broken I want people who are being bullied to know that there is help out there. Go and get that help. Cordelia was broken, but she wasn’t weak. Even though she had no one she still didn’t give up. I love her.
How much of the book is realistic? My Broken books are Paranormal so not a lot is realistic. Just the issue of being bullied.
Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life? Yes, I was bullied growing up and like I said last year I was being bullied online. I also had endure being abused by my father as a young child. In this book Cordelia was abused also in the book.
What books have most influenced your life most? Broken.
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor? Genevieve Scholl. She has been there the entire journey. I have so many, but she is truly my best friend and mentor. She is always giving me advice.
What book are you reading now? Daybreak by: Heather Kirchhoff, it is for her blog tour.
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest? You, Heather Dahlgren, Rain Murphy, Diamond Davenport. That is to name a few.
What are your current projects? I am not working on anything at the moment. But I do see another paranormal series in my near future.
Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members: Most definitely you have. You are always promoting my books.
Do you see writing as a career? Yes I do
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book? No I wouldn’t I think I did a fantastic job on all my books.
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated? I was reading Bitter Fruits by Sarah Daltry and I wanted to do what she did write a great book.
Can you share a little of your current work with us? I am not working on anything right now, but I will tell you a little about Broken Prophecy (Broken Wings Book 3). Cordelia is finding out more and more about herself. She goes through more challenges and battles. The secondary characters play a HUGE role in this book. A lot of action and romance.
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing? LOL I think I write to fast, and when I go back through to read it over I get confused.
Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work? Oh my do I have to choose only one? I have so many favorite authors. If I have to choose just one I guess I would say Suzanne Collins. I love her imagination and storyline of the Hunger Games. I think she is a brilliant writer. Now I am going to list some of my indie authors because they work so hard as well: Genevieve Scholl, Caissy Boudreau You, A.d. Ellis, Victoria Brock, EJ Shortall, Andrea Michelle, MJ Nightingale, Maryanne Jordan, Andie Long, Kristine Raymond, Sandra Shrewsbury, Rain Murphy, Heather Dahlgren, A.D. Justice, Skye Turner, T.H. Snyder, S. Moose, LL Collins, Kathy Coopmans, Kate Benson, TJ West, L Chapman, Alisa Mullens, Neil Orr, Heather Kirchhoff. ( I have so many, and could go on for a while. LOL)
Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)? No I don’t really travel.
Who designed the covers? Big Bang Book Services (Genevieve Scholl)
What was the hardest part of writing your books? Making sure that it is original, and that it flows well. Also not think about people hating it.
Did you learn anything from writing your books? Yes, that I can do anything that I put my mind to it.
Do you have any advice for other writers? Never give up, ignore the negative and always stay positive.
Do your have anything specific you would like to say to your readers? I LOVE YOU ALL. Thank you so much for being the best fans ever.
Do your remember the first book you ever read? The Babysitter Club. I really LOVE those books.
Other than writing do you have any hobbies? Reading, blogging, gardening, walking, and playing with my furbabies.
What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching? The shows I LOVE are: Charmed, Secret Circle, Witches of East End, True Blood, So You Think You Can Dance, How I met Your Mother, Chopped, Big Bang Theory. Movies are Hunger Games, Divergent, Harry Potter, Twilight, Pitch Perfect and many more.
Favorite foods / Colors/ Music: My favorite foods are Pizza, Chinese and Pasta. My Favorite color is Purple. Music I love Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Paramore, Mayday Parade. I am a country music lover.
If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done? I would love to work with children with special needs. I think they have big hearts and all they want is to be loved. My son is a special needs child and I love that boy so much. I think doing something like this would be awesome.
Do you have a blog/website? If so please share your links. Here is my blog link : http://authorsandralove.blogspot.com/
Are you on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest etc. Please share those links also. Here are my stalker links I mean links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorsandralove