WELCOME BACK SARA….AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US,AGAIN……
(From author’s website)….
About Sara . . .
INTERVIEW WITH SARA:
MBA:What is the one thing that would surprise most people about you?
I get the impression many people believe I am neat and tidy with my appearance and therefore my house is always that way as well. It would be a shock if they knew that I let it all go when I am working. When my writing is flowing I will often sit in my PJ’s with bed hair all day to finish it. I don’t have a neat and tidy house, especially if I am in the middle of the book. I don’t want to waste time on it when writing. Family takes precedence and then my writing, the house most definitely comes last. Well, that is until I have visitors then I clean like crazy and they never knew what state it was in! LOL.
MBA: Where do you see the future of “Knight of Swords” and “The Organ Grinder” going?
There are four books in The Swords Series. The second book, Ace of Swords will be released by Hellfire Publishing on the 15th November 2011 and I am in the middle of writing the third book, The Hanged Man. I plan to write books on the other characters in The Swords Series and I have started a modern spin off called Knight of Coins. I have also been experimenting with a humourous modern version called, The Vampire Lover’s Diary in which I explore the relationships of the adult children of human vampire hybrids and the Lycans. The Knight of Swords world will be expanded but Nathan and Juliet will always be in the background of whatever new story I write. You can follow my work in progress on these two stories on my blog at http://www.saracurranross.blogspot.com.
I would love to write a sequel to The Organ Grinder but for the moment until The Swords Series is finished it will have to take a back seat. But I have been getting a few ideas and jotting them down.
MBA: Can you tell our readers why you enjoy writing paranormal/vampire stories.
When I am writing I love escaping into a world where anything is possible. Myths and legends of supernatural creatures have always interested me and here I can explore them.
MBA: In “The Organ Grinder”, there is human organ trafficking, what, if you can tell us, made you write about this serious problem?
I was doing my history dissertation on the myths surrounding vampires in English history when I came across internet sites discussing the growing trade of people travelling the world to find an organ. In some countries people are selling their organs to survive. There have been stories about people being kidnapped and having their organs taken. In one particular country there is a wide spread belief that many people found guilty of petty crimes are being executed for their organs which are sold for a profit. It has been reported in some cases that organs have even been taken from them without their consent before their execution. Stories of such happenings are emerging around the world. It made me think of Hitler and what could happen if it is allowed to continue unchecked. I felt I had to write about it.
MBA: What do you hope your readers will come away with by reading both “Knight of Swords” and “The Organ Grinder”?
From The Organ Grinder, I hope people ponder on the whole organ donation issue. I would love them to realise how special it really is but to also think about how easily it could be abused in poorer developing countries by the more affluent without a conscience. I really want to make them aware of the whole issue as it quite often seems to be ignored in the media.
From Knight of Swords I really want readers to think about love being unconditional and having no boundaries.
MBA: Do you feel a deep connection to your characters and why?
I always get close to my characters. I get to know them well and often I feel sad when the book ends and they leave. But when I wrote Knight of Swords my characters appeared to be more vivid and real than I had ever encountered before. I see my stories as a movie in my mind and this time I felt as though I was in it with my characters as I wrote. It was a very strange surreal experience. You will always hear writers going on about how they see their characters lounging around the house and talking to them as they write. They make them feel like a candidate for the funny farm but it is all part of the process of writing or is it? I certainly had that experience with Nathan in KOS. I even wrote about it on my blog in a post called, Characters or Angels?
KOS is based on the tarot and in particular the tarot card, The Knight Of Swords after it intrigued me by always coming up in my tarot spreads. I had a tarot reading with a very good tarot practitioner recently. She told me I had a deep connection with my characters because I had known them all before in a past life! Make of that what you will. Spooky or what? Let’s just hope they weren’t really vampires!
MBA: Who do you credit your love of writing to and why?
I never really credited it to anyone. I have always had a compulsion to write stories since I was a teenager. Even if no one wanted to read my work I would still have to write all of the stories in my head down. Lol. But I do have favourite authors that have definitely encouraged this compulsion. I love Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer and most definitely Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle with his Sherlock Holmes stories, Christine Feehan and Lynda La Plante.
MORE ABOUT THE BOOKS: KNIGHTS OF SWORDS AND THE ORGAN GRINDER:
IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THESE,PLEASE GO TO YOUR FAVORITE ONLINE BOOKSTORE AND GET THEM YOU WILL NOT REGRET THE PURCHASE::
SARA,THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME OUT OF YOUR BUSY SCEDULE TO VISIT WITH US AGAIN…..