Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.
My name is Sarah Grimm and I write contemporary romance. I live in southwest Michigan, along the shores of Lake Michigan with my husband of 25 years, two sons and three pups. I love reading romance. But, I love writing romance even more—bringing two people together, even if it is only in my imagination. I love the stuttered heartbeats when the hero and heroine first meet—that first glance. I love the gut punch of sexual awareness, the sweetness of that first kiss, and the momentary panic over the realization they’ve fallen in love. Most of all, I love the idea how even at the worst of times, at those moments when they least expect it, two people can find love.
When and Why did you start to write?
I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. I have notebooks filled with poems, story ideas, and partial chapters from as far back as age five. But I didn’t write more than bits and pieces of stories until my youngest son was born. He was healthy at birth, colicky, irritable even, but healthy—until he turned six weeks old and began showing symptoms of croup. I can’t tell you how many times we rushed to the hospital with a child who was turning blue, only to be told by the doctors that they didn’t know what was wrong with him. Most of them thought I was just a young, overreacting mother (I even got the condescending pat on the head from a few), but one believed there was something more going on than croup.
That man saved my child’s life. He found a birthmark in my son’s throat that obstructed eighty percent of his airway. By the time we were done, my baby had endured stomach surgery, throat surgery, and a tracheotomy with all the special care that entails. As you can imagine, all the hospital time left me desperate for a distraction, so I took pen to paper — yup, longhand — and wrote my first romance. Not just bits and pieces of a book, but the entire hero and heroine’s journey from ‘Chapter One’ to ‘The End’.
What authors do you always read or suggest to others?
]HelenKay Dimon, Tess Gerritsen, Kay Hooper, & Amy Lillard
What are you working on now?
A novella titled Sweet Distraction. Here’s the blurb:
He’s supposed to protect her body, not ravish it.
After injury forces him to leave his military career behind, Cole Sweet finds himself adrift, struggling against hellish memories and loss of identity. When his childhood friend, agent to rock goddess Jessie Ford, offers him a job as her bodyguard, Cole is hesitant to accept. What does he know about the glitzy world of rock and roll? He’s a warrior, not a glorified babysitter to some spoiled princess. Except Jessie is nothing like Cole imagined. Her lush curves and vivacious personality captivate him, tempting him in ways he finds impossible to resist.
Jessie Ford is at the top of her career. Her image graces the cover of Overdrive, the world’s biggest rock magazine, and her new single has debuted atop the charts, putting her on track to becoming the most downloaded female artist of the year. She has one clear objective, and nothing will stand in the way of her goal. Especially not an ex-Marine with a chip on his shoulder. Even if he does bring new meaning to the word distraction.
When writing are you a pantser or plotter?
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What are your buy links?
The best way to find my books and their purchase links is thru my website.