Please welcome Sara Humphreys to Book Obsessed Chicks. Sara has been a very good friend of my book club and blog for quite a while now. She is gracious and very generous to all her fans and I just want you to get to know her a little bit!
1. Can you please tell us a bit about yourself?
I'm a forty-three year old mother of four boys and lucky enough to be married to my college sweetheart for almost 20 years. My first career was as an actress...then a public speaker...then a speaker trainer...then a Director at a college...but FINALLY I got back to my passion of writing and world building. I love chocolate and hate to exercise but I try to get some movement in since I'm at a computer all day.
2. When and how did you know you wanted to be a writer?
I'v always had a vivid imagination and loved creating different worlds. I satisfied that creative itch with acting but then having a family took the forefront of life and my career took a backseat. A few years ago, I realized I really missed that exercising my creative muscles and since acting wasn't really conducive to my family life, I got back to my roots with writing. Actually, when I started college my goal was to write for film and television.
3. Tell us about your upcoming work?
I'm finishing the fourth episode of ASMODEUS: Demon of Lust. This is the first book in the Princes of Hell series but it won't be the last. He's got six sexy brothers who need a good woman in their lives and I can't wait to write their stories. The first book has been serialized but I won't be doing that again...the rest of the books in that series will be released as full novels.
I'm also psyched because UNLEASHED, book 1 in my Amoveo Legend series, is on sale right now for only $2.99! It's a great opportunity for readers to pick up the series and catch up before UNCLAIMED comes out on Dec. 3rd. However, all the books in my shifter series are written as stand-alones so that readers can pick it up at any point. The Amoveo are a secret society of dream-walking, telepathic shifters who are in search of their pre-destined mates. They're race is comprised of ten different animal clans and until recently they thought they could only mate with another Amoveo but the discovery of human/Amoveo hybrids has proven that to be false.
4. Do you have any mentors? Heroes?
Carolyn Brown and Grace Burrowes are two women that I admire. They're brilliant writers and outstanding ladies. They're also incredibly prolific. I just want to try and keep up with them.
5. Can you tell us your favorite character from your books so far and why?
It's gotta be Steven. He's an Amoveo from the Coyote Clan who's not only close to my heart but has become a fan favorite as well. The guy is sweet, funny, loving and fiercely loyal but the poor man has been put through the ringer. He needs to have his own HEA and he'll get one...but not for a while.
6. Was it difficult for you to get published?
It's tough. I got rejected a lot. It felt like everyone under the sun turned me away...but it only takes one YES to get you there.
7. Who are your favorite authors/reads?
Lori Handeland's Nightcreatures, Christine Feehan's Ghostwalkers, Carolyn Brown's ...everything...I could go on forever.
My hobby is now my career...so maybe watching TV if I'm not on deadline.
9. What is your dream job?
I'm living it but if I were to change one part about it, I'd be working on the screen version of my series.
10. Do you have any favorite TV shows?
I love SLEEPY HOLLOW and BONES.
11. What’s next for you?
The 5th Amoveo Legend novel, UNCLAIMED, will be out Dec. 3rd and the 2nd book in my Dead in the City series, VAMPIRE TROUBLE, will be out July 2014. I also have a new contemporary romance series coming in 2015 called The McGuire Brothers and I'm so excited for readers to meet those boys.
12. Where can we find you?
My webstie: www.sarahumphreys.com
13. What would you like readers to know about you?
I want them to know how grateful I am. There are a lot of books out there for romance readers to sink their teeth into and I'll be forever thankful that mine are among them. Romance Readers Rock!!
Thanks so much for participating!!!