Friday, September 30, 2011

Guest Blogger: Sarah King

For today's guest post, I'm doing things a little differently. Today, my friend Sarah King who is not only an amazing person, but also an independent author, is here and will be doing an interview. You can visit her website HERE (have patience, the page can be slow to load) for more information and links to her books. Put down your bags, pull up a chair and tell me a story!

1. When did you first start writing, and was there something in particular that inspired you?

I first started writing many years ago. When I was younger I hated writing. But over the years I somehow enjoyed putting ideas on paper for others to read. The thing that inspires me to write is situations, events or even a photo that inspires me to write. Most of the time I write non-fiction but I have started my first few fiction books.

2. What first attracted you to the fiction and non-fiction realms when it comes to writing?

When writing about non-fiction its harder as most of my work requires research into subject matter and lots of background. But I find non-fiction more fun to write about as it also gives a better learning insight on certain areas. Fiction on the other hand allows me to be more creative with my mind. It allows me to write things down that a normal person would never understand.

3. In regards to your own characters, who is your favorite and why?

In one of my fiction books “In The Darkest Night”, the character of “Jessica” is a unique creation. She Is a budding teen trying to survive on her own while trying to learn to harness supernatural powers while still grieving over the loss of her family that were murdered years before in an unexplained accident. She tells a story of how one with so much complications can overcome obstacles in life and still manage to help others.

4. What other genres (besides your own) do you enjoy reading?

I enjoy reading a lot of teen fiction. It allows seeing a side of writing that brings a better understanding of a world we only live once in. For my own, writing about sociology and social interest it gives me the chance to educate others.

5. If you could not be a writer, what would you be?

Ruler of the world with my army of pink fluffy bunnies in all their cuteness.

6. As a reader I know how difficult it can be to name a ‘favorite’ book, would you mind listing your top three? (Past or present authors)

“Luna” by Julie Anne Peters
“The Faerie Path” series by Frewyn Jones
“Late Nights on Air” by Elizabeth Hay

7. What are some must haves when you sit down to write?

My daughters' stuffed bunny rabbit, sushi, music (depending on what I am writing) and eggnog.

8. If you became trapped as a character in a book or series, which would you choose and why? (Any book, any series, new or old)

I would live to be trapped as a character in one of my other books called “The Journeyman Project”. A story of traveling through time and preventing the destruction of the future by preventing someone to alter the past.

9. What are your current 3 writing projects?

“Return to Eden”
(genre: religious fiction) The concept of the Holy grail as a woman of Jesus blood line and the history behind the Illuminati tell a religious tale that follows the life and times of Jesus Christ, but what if the one of the biggest myths of all times was found to be more true than the world ever new...

- What if the garden of Eden was found again. Could man finally return?

“Chimera” (genre: romance/supernatural) Story of a young girl who was born in a small isolated community in the mountains, but had one major difference than other residents. She was born with a prehensile tail. Amber, a small girl in an isolated town, was kept hidden away from the community. But like most little girls, curiosity always got the best of her. And now the town knows the secret she was hiding.

- How do we deal with the differences of someone when they are born differently than most.

“The Child Inside” (genre: sociology) is a concept used in popular psychology and Analytical psychology to denote the childlike aspect of a person's psyche, especially when viewed as an independent entity. Frequently, the term is used to address subjective childhood experiences and the remaining effects of one's childhood. As we age, we seldom pay attention to how inner child is and for most, that inner child grows as we do. But what if your inner child never grew up and was still a child. How can you talk to your inner child as if talking to a person in front of you.

- This book will explore how one can get back with your inner child and help you de-stress from the everyday life. By being able to talk, and play with your inner child also can help you through some very difficult times when you need support and no one else is there.

Sarah's most recent release:

Genre: Non-Fiction, Sociology

Parental alienation is a social dynamic, generally occurring due to divorce or separation, when a child expresses unjustified hatred or unreasonably strong dislike of one parent, making access by the rejected parent difficult or impossible.

This book looks deep into the effects of one of a parents worst nightmares. The loss of a child not by death, but by death of personality. Parental alienation is classified as child abuse as it destroys the emotional and psychological aspects of childhood and how children can be caught in the middle of a parents quarrel.

Thank you for stopping by today Sarah, and giving everyone a chance to get to know you a little better!

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