Hi everyone! How did your Valentine's Day go? Were you spoiled by your significant other and vice-versa? I'm afraid my hubby and I are too practical (read: tight-asses) to splurge on the most romantic day of the year. Instead, we try to spoil each other a bit every day which keeps me a very happy woman :)
Today, I'm excited and privileged to interview my talented Wild Rose Press sister-author and friend, Sandra Dailey. Sandra is a dynamite writer chock-full of talent. Her first book, The Chief's Proposal is getting some fantastic reviews from all over the world and she hasn't stopped there for us lucky readers, with her second book having just become available on Amazon. So - read on to find out a little more about what makes this amazing lady tick, then get yourself a copy of one of her books. You won't be disappointed!
Welcome, Sandy! Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
I live in North Florida with my husband. My “grown-up job” is a home healthcare provider. I spend my free time reading, doing needle work and hanging out with my kids and grandkids. My addiction is chocolate and cheese crackers. My obsession is American Football.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I’ve been a storyteller with a huge imagination all my life, but it didn’t really hit me until I saw my first book, THE CHIEF’S PROPOSAL, on Amazon.
Isn't that the BEST feeling ever?! Do you remember what inspired you to write your first book?
I was recovering from surgery shortly after I’d moved. I didn’t have a big selection of books to occupy myself. The only one I found was the worst book I’ve ever tried to read. I grabbed my laptop and decided I could do better.
One day, you're going to have to whisper in my ear what that book was ;) I love call stories. Can you tell us about yours and your reaction?
I received an email from an editor, Cindy Davis, at The Wild Rose Press. It said she was interested in a story I’d submitted. It was the first book I’d actually gotten the nerve to submit and I hadn’t expected anything. I’d simply hoped for advice. It wasn’t until the contract came that I allowed myself to believe it would happen. I was thrilled. I called everyone I could think of and posted on Facebook. Then I panicked.
What drew you to write your chosen genre?
Caution. I love contemporary romance, but I’d like to eventually write heavier romantic-suspense.
There is no doubt in my mind you're more than capable. As a fan of suspense, I'll look forward to that! What’s the most challenging part of the writing process for you?
Everything that comes after ‘The End’; the synopsis, editing and promotion.
*shudder* You just said the 's' word! Has anything coincidental happened in the real world while writing one of your books in terms of the characters, scenes or world you’ve created?
My stories are very similar to my life. I live in a small southern town full of quirky characters. I married for convenience and we have a blended family. My husband is my hero and our marriage is a romance with an HEA.
Which one of your books is your ‘baby’ and why?
The one I’m currently writing, whichever it may be. I have a one-track mind.
What are you working on right now?
I’m working on an untitled love triangle between a rancher’s daughter and the two brothers who came to work at the ranch. Which will she choose?
My second book, TWICE THE TROUBLE, has released early on Amazon. It will be sold at The Wild Rose Press and other retail eBook sellers on May 8th, but you can get it for Kindle now.
Where can we find you and your books?
You can find both my books on my Amazon Author Page at: http://www.amazon.com/author/sandradailey
You can also find me at:
I love to hear from readers and other authors.
Thanks so much for stopping by Novel Natterings, Sandy! It was lovely having you here.