Please enjoy today's interview with Sarah Hoss, author of Heaven Sent and Dreams of the Highlander. Comment on today's post and you will be entered to win a free copy of the book of your choice.
Hi, Sarah, Tell us a little about yourself and what you
Hi! Well, I am married and I
have 3 children. A daughter who is 16, and two sons ages 15 and 12. When I am
not writing I work at Subway. I love the smell of fresh cut grass and burning
leaves and I hate sea food and cherry flavored drinks.
Do you find any recurring theme or idea in
Yah, The initials in everyone’s
names. EX- book one has Marlana, Mairi, Margaret. I have Alexander Macpherson
and Alan Michaels. Book two had the letters H and J going. Didn’t even notice
until my CP pointed it out.
What do you consider the most important
element of a story?
Conflict. If you don’t create
conflict then there is nothing for them to resolve. No point in trying to
overcome anything to be able to move forward and grow.
Do you have a writing schedule or do you just
write what you can when you can?
I write in the mornings. I don’t have to be at work until
11:30 and I try not to take up the evenings so I can be with my family.
Do you listen to music when you’re writing?
I have, but normally I turn the T.V. on for noise.
Lately, I’ve heard other writers talk about creating
inspiration boards consisting of thingsthat inspire them or represent different aspects of the book as they
write it. Do you do this? If so, do you find it helpful? How so?
I tried it but since I don’t have an office I just had
this board sitting around in the family room so I quit using it. I do believe
they can be very useful.
Everyone’s road to publication is different.
Take us down yours.
Hmmm… How to do this and not
talk you to death. I have two books out. Heaven Sent is with The Wild Rose
Press and Dreams of the Highlander is with Soul Mate Publishing.I submitted to the two companies months
apart, but was offered a contract from each publishing company within a week of
each other. This is my anniversary month. It’s been one year.
Are you working on anything right now or do
you have anything new coming out soon?
Dreams of the Highlander’s hero
is Alexander and he has two brothers. Each brother has his own book, so I am
writing their stories.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
Be patient. In this industry, it’s a waiting game.
Waiting on word about a possible contract, waiting on editors, editors waiting
on you, etc. Everything happens in its own time. But, it will happen.
Most writers are avid readers, too. What do
you enjoy reading?
When I read, I like to read
historicals or regencies.
When the work day is done, what is your
favorite way to relax?
Once the moment comes that kids don’t need anything, I love to
curl up in bed, snuggle with the husband and watch T.V. It’s very relaxing. We
like to watch AMC when they do movies with Story Notes.
Thank you so much
for having me here today! Thanks everyone for stopping by and visiting with me!
Sarah Hoss grew up believing she could try anything and if she set her mind
to it, she would succeed. Sixteen years of dance lessons, Cheerleading, and
school plays proved to her that her parent’s words rang true. Writing was no
exception. Reading the Outlander series made her fall in love with time travels
and the historical places books could take her. Always a child with a vivid
imagination, she realized as an adult, she could put her imagination to good
use and began writing. Marrying her very own hero, they live in Indiana in the
town where she grew up. They have three beautiful children and one hyper dog.
When Sarah isn’t writing, she enjoys gardening, camping, and watching her kids’