Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.
Sara Whitney writes sassy contemporary romance that’s always sunny with a chance of sizzle. A multiple award-winning author, Sara worked as a print journalist and film critic before she earned her Ph.D. and landed in academia. She’s a good pinball player, a great baker, and an expert at shouting her TV opinions to anyone who’ll listen.
When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?
Both have their challenges, but the later books require more consistency checks to make sure I haven’t changed a previously introduced character’s age, hometown, eye color, profession, last name… you know, little things like that.
Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?
Be kind to yourself. Writing can be lonely, and it can make you question your skill, creativity, motivation. Take breaks when you need it, and reach out to your support networks. Also, don’t forget that comparison is the thief of joy. Write your books and run your career without worrying about where you should be or what other authors are achieving. We’re all in this together!
Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.
Erik, the Thor-like baker in my series starter, Tempting Taste. He’s one of those quiet, introverted characters who keeps his feelings under tight control… until he doesn’t. I love that the intensity of his emotions overwhelms the heroine, who’s starved for affection after a lifetime in an emotional Sahara.
If any of your books were to be made into a movie, who are the celebrities that would star in it? What book and who?
Tempting Taste: Amy Adams and Norwegian Instagram hottie Lasse Matberg (no idea if he can act, but he definitely LOOKS the part)
What is your definition of success?
I’ve succeeded if a reader enjoyed escaping into one of my books for a few hours. Money, fame, and a private jet staffed with Tom Hiddleston lookalikes would be great, but making connections with readers is what keeps me writing.
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