Today I would like to welcome Sarah Sawyer to my blog. Sarah is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers Association (ACFW) and I met her online through the ACFW MidAtlantic Community.
Thank you for being here, Sarah. Please tell us a little about yourself.
In short, I’m a lover of God, wife to an amazing man, co-owner of a web development business, avid reader, bibliophile, and writer of Christian fantasy novels. I love the stirring of imagination that comes from exploring fantastic realms and what these “other worlds” can reveal to us about our own.
What inspires you?
That’s a tough question because inspiration comes from so many sources. Story in all its forms, dreams, beautiful music, and times of prayer and worship, to name a few. Then there are the ideas that subtly creep into the mind, without giving an account of their origin, when I’m doing dishes, driving down the road, or taking a shower.
Share 3 random facts about yourself.
- I once got locked in a bathroom in a foreign country. It took some time before I was heard, understood, and let out!
- I’m fond of loose-leaf tea, and I worked in a local tearoom for several years as a teen.
- I love the look and feel of leather-bound books.
What relaxes you after a long day?
A cup of tea, a good book, or a quiet walk, in no particular order. Spending time with God or with my husband also helps me unwind.
What do you like to read?
Without a doubt, my favorite genre is fantasy (and other sorts of speculative fiction), but I read widely in most fiction genres—classics, historical fiction, mystery/suspense, and so forth. I also enjoy non-fiction on a variety of topics, but I will usually pick up a novel first.
What is your greatest asset?
In writing and in life, the Holy Spirit. Without His inspiration, guidance, and leadership, my life would have taken an entirely different course. He is my greatest mentor on this writing journey.
What are you working on right now? Tell us about your current book.
Right now, I’m editing an epic fantasy novel. The working blurb is:
For centuries, the Amroth desert has remained untouched by outsiders. But when a brutal enemy invades without warning, destroying villages and then vanishing into the rocky cliffs, terror sweeps the land.
In the wake of the devastation, Liana Aieul must lead the few survivors of her village to their one hope of safety: a mystical hidden refuge that may not even exist.
Pursued by an unstoppable foe and plagued by her own self-doubt, she must unravel the mystery of her past and her future in time to reach refuge. If she fails, they will join the dead.
What one piece of advice would you give to other aspiring authors just like yourself?
Write from the unique passion God has placed inside of you!
What would you like to ask the readers of this post?
What is one novel you find yourself returning to over and over? And what about it appeals to you?
How can my readers find you?
I blog three times a week at www.sarahsawyer.com/blog, and I’m on facebook at www.facebook.com/sarahsawyerwriter. I love to connect with other readers and writers, so I hope to hear from some of you.