#WOTR24 #AuthorSpotlight #AttendingAuthor – Sophie Stern/L.C. Mortimer

Sophie Stern

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Sophie Stern – I love writing stories as much as I love reading! Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been obsessed with books and fictional characters. I first got hooked on reading with The Boxcar Children, and then I read The Babysitter’s Club Little Sister, The Babysitter’s Club, Dear America, and Sweet Valley High. The best thing about books is that you can reread them a hundred times and always experience something new and different.

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

The first book is always hardest for me because you’re setting everything up and have to balance what to include in the first book versus what comes later.

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

I think when you dive into a new set of characters, you naturally explore the relationship through a fresh lens, so it’s something that happens naturally as you write. Each character has their own backstory and interests, so their story will naturally be different.

Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?

Learn as much as you can, but mostly focus on just writing that first book. The writing really is the hardest part!

On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?

8-10 hours

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

Every character is my favorite, but lately I’ve been really connecting with Melody from “Sweet Nightmares: The Vampire’s Melody.” She’s feisty and brave and doesn’t let anything keep her down.

What is your definition of success?

Living a peaceful, happy life.

What are your social links?




What are your buy links? (Provide links to your Amazon/iBook’s/Koko/etc Author Home Page if you have quite a few. Also include audible links if applicable.)

For a one-stop link, this will work: https://sexysophiestern.com/Shop/ (It has updated links to all of the retailers where my books are located!)

Want tickets to Writers on the River #2024?

They are available starting November 6th at Writersontheriver.com

$75 VIP Plus – 11-12 Lunch with the Authors , 12-1 VIP hour, 1-4 General Admission time. You get a filled VIP bag and admission to the after party is included. *Limited Quantity expected to sell out first day*

$50 VIP -12-1 VIP hour, 1-4 General Admission time. You get a filled VIP bag and admission to the after party is included. *Expected to sell out first day*

$25 Early Access – 12-1 VIP house, 1-4 General Admission time. You also get a filled VIP bag but NO admission to the after party. *Expected to sell out opening day*

$10 General Admission – 1-4 General Admission time. You can purchase a bag but it is not filled with VIP swag. There is no admission to the after party included.

$35 After party – 7-11 After Party with food and cash bar. Dj with a photobooth is also included in the fun.

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