MY INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR SARAH MOORE ⭐️
What’s your name and what genre would you consider your books to be?
Sarah Moore Paranormal Fiction Writer.
Tell me about your book. How did you come up with that (story, angle, idea)?
I originally intended to write ghost based stories with no interest in writing about vampires. I had this very detailed dream about this family of vampires who were so different in that they were all born not bitten. They love humans. They love the theater and they love their family fiercely. The characters would not shut up in my head, so I was compelled to write about them.
How did you get interested in writing this particular genre (historical novels, mysteries, sci-fi, children’s books, etc.)?
I have always been interested in the paranormal, loved reading ghost stories, so it was just natural to write about them.
What kind of research did you do for this book?
The story and the characters like many of stories come to me in my dreams. I did vague research on vampire lure but I really wanted to make them my own, by making my own vampire rules.
Can you tell me about your Series?
My vampires are not your typical vampires. They are a tight knit family, who care for each other deeply. They find abandoned ill,Theaters, buy them, renovate them, and put on plays and musicals. They stay for a time before moving onto another old theater in need of their help. They have lived all together as a family for hundreds of years, until now, the boys are meeting human girls, getting married, or just wanting to strike out on their own. There is a pack of ex-prison werewolves with a grudge out to get them.
Do you have a favorite book out of this series?
No. I haven’t finished the series yet.
Where did you get the inspiration/idea for your series?
All my story ideas come to me in my dreams.
What kind of research did you do for this book?
I did research some vampire and werewolf lure but then decided to make up my own rules.
Was it always meant to become a series?
No. I did not want to write a series. My characters had other ideas though and demanded books of their own. Now I have at least seven books plotted out for this series.
What’s a typical working day like for you? When and where do you write? Do you set a daily writing goal?
I am a “night owl” so I write until the wee hours of the morning sometimes. I have an office/writing cave upstairs in my home that I write in. I love it. Yes, I do set a daily goal of writing at least one chapter a day.
How important are character names to you in your books? Is there a special meaning to any of the names?
I lean toward old fashioned names, there are several websites I use to find names. I make a list of names and then the characters seem to just claim their names in my head.
Where do your ideas come from?
What is the hardest part of writing for you?
Knowing when to end the story. My characters don’t know how to shut up in my head. (laughing out loud)
What do you think of book trailers? Do you have a trailer or do you intend to create one for your own book?
I love them. I hope to have some soon.
What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?
Writing and Publishing my first book.
What’s the best thing about being an author?
I love be able to write whatever I want.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
My goal is to get on the New York Times best seller list and I hope I will be able to do that within the next ten years.
Have you always liked to write?
Yes. I have been writing stories since I was fifteen for my own enjoyment. I am so lucky that I am able to do that.
What writing advice do you have for aspiring authors?
The advice other authors gave to me is I think the best advice I could give to aspiring authors. Write every day. Read everything you can get your hands on. Never give up.
If you didn’t like writing books, or weren’t any good at it, what would you like to do for a living?
Well, I guess I would love to work in a library.
Do you read reviews of your book(s)? Do you respond to them, good or bad? How do you deal with the bad?
I try to take them in stride, and not let the bed bother me and feel extremely happy for the ones that are good. As I think every author can attest to, it is very hard to get readers to leave a review, that has been my problem.
What is your least favourite part of the writing / publishing process?
The hardest part is promoting my books. It can be very hard to get people to take notice of your books and get the word out. It can also be hard to know where to spend your money in promotion, were you would get the most out of your promotion dollars.
What are you working on now?
I am writing three other books right now. One is the second book in my vampire series, one is a stand alone vampire story and the other a ghost story.
Can you give us a few tasty morsels from your work-in-progress?
Here is a snippet from my WIP: Vampires Rock.
Peter Alexander Talbot had a secret. He was hiding the fact that he was singing in bars and such other venues from his family. It was something he really did not feel comfortable doing; he never kept secrets from them ever. This however was something he had to keep from them, a secret that he in fact had been keeping from them for over a year now. He knew he was not going to be able to keep this a secret much longer, he dreaded the day when he would have to reveal his secret to them and tell them his dreams lie elsewhere outside their close knit family unit.
Why did you choose to write in your genre? If you write in more than one, how do you balance them?
I love the paranormal. I have always loved hearing ghost stories since I was little, so I love writing them as well.
Where did your love of books come from?
I feel like I was born with love of books. I learned how to read when I was three and have been reading ever since. I was always the quiet girl sitting in a corner with my nose in a book.
Do you have any favorite authors or favorite books?
I am a huge Jane Austen fan. I love the classics. But I also love modern authors as well, Sadie Grubor, Sylvain Reynard, Brenna Aubrey are three of my favorites right now.
Of all the characters you have created, which is your favorite and why?
Philip Talbot, my first vampire, in my first book. He is so dear to me. He is truly a real old fashioned gentleman.
Where can readers go to discover more about you and your books?
My Facebook page is probably the best place. https://www.facebook.com/authorsarah.moore.9
Does writing energize or exhaust you?
I thrive on writing!
What is your writing Kryptonite?
Editing. I hate editing!
Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
Yes! I want to make my vampires vastly different than everyone else’s vampires.
What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?
Sadie Grubor. She is such a great writer I have learned so much from her. She has never been too busy to answer my questions.
If you were writing a book about your life, what would the title be?
Living A Life Of Happiness
What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview? How would you answer that question?
Where can your fans find you and follow??
I also have an Instagram account, authorsarahmoore.
Thank you for taking your time to do this interview ❤️