MY INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR SARAH J. PEPPER🦋
What’s your name and what genre would you consider your books to be?
Sarah J Pepper -Fantasy romance
Tell me about your book. How did you come up with that (story, angle, idea)?
My latest book (over 15) is called Forever Cursed – book 2 of the Never Ever Series. It is a spinoff of Peter Pan but a sexy, more grown up version but not without the adventure.
How did you get interested in writing this particular genre (historical novels, mysteries, sci-fi, children’s books, etc.)?
I’m a Disney fanatic so at the end of my favorite (who am I kidding?) All movies I would continue the story in my head, playing out every detail that I wished they’d produced in the film.
What kind of research did you do for this book?
Quite a bit for my fairytales. Public domain and version history is a big deal. As mush of a Disney fan I am, I don’t need to get sued by them.
Do you have a favorite book out of this series?
Well this one in the Never Ever Series because things start getting more intense both with plot and character development.
Was it always meant to become a series?
Yes. Many of my novels carry the dance of going into a series but Captain Hook and Miss Bell demanded from the get go that one story was not enough for them… yes, my characters talk to me.
What’s a typical working day like for you? When and where do you write? Do you set a daily writing goal?
Nothing is typical. I never set goals. I hate being “tied down” to deadlines. They stress me out so I write when inspired. Though, when I am in the middle of the story it’s more like taking time out of my day to make sure I sleep.
Do you have a new book in the making and if so, what’s the name of your upcoming book?
Royal Lies – book 1 of the Fae Wars. Its adult so keep that in mind!
How important are character names to you in your books? Is there a special meaning to any of the names?
I usually let fans name them if not vital to the story… ie Captain Hook.
What is the hardest part of writing for you?
After writing “the end.” If I could just wrote and not worry about edits, promo, marketing, and distribution then things would get a lot easier.
What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?
My latest series. I am most proud of the plot, twists, character and depth. Also…major book boyfriend complex with Hook.
What writing advice do you have for aspiring authors?
Never give up on your dreams. Push through the hard and you won’t regret it.
If you didn’t like writing books, or weren’t any good at it, what would you like to do for a living?
Do you read reviews of your book(s)? Do you respond to them, good or bad? How do you deal with the bad?
I usually read a few after a book is released to see what readers say and better my craft. But after that, nope. It’s a dark rabbit hole to fall down. One bad review can ruin a novel for me. Though they may not be perfect, I pour my soul into them. They are part of me and I don’t want to spoil it with one bad review.
Can you give us a few tasty morsels from your work-in-progress?
If you are into faes or adult fairies, then I strongly encourage you to read Far Wars!
Do you have any favorite authors or favorite books?
The Darkest London series is a big fav of mine. Also the Hush Hush series. I would say both inspired my writing style.
Where can readers go to discover more about you and your books?
Amazon, ibooks and B&N. If you’d like a signed copy, you can order directly from my website http://www.sarahjpepper.com
Does writing energize or exhaust you?
What is your writing Kryptonite?
Thank you for taking your time to do this interview ❤️