Today we are lucky to have one of the best romantic suspense authors here at The Book Pushers, Sharon Sala. Sharon has written over 86 books since 1991 and this past year was awarded with the lifetime achievement award at the RITA awards.
The third book in her Searchers series releases today! The series follows three sisters who find out their father adopted them through not-so-legal channels because their lives and the lives of their mothers were in danger. You can find MinnChica’s review of the 2nd book, Blood Ties here.
Sharon, Welcome to The Book Pushers!
The Book Pushers: Tell us a little bit about book three, Blood Trails, and what fans can look forward to?
Sharon: Blood Trails is the last sister’s story and when she learns she’s the daughter of a serial killer who was never identified or captured, her entire world comes to a halt.
The Book Pushers: Where did the idea for the Searchers series come from?
Sharon: I dream most of my stories. This was no different.
The Book Pushers: How much research do you put into each book?
Sharon: Honestly, it depends on the subject matter. When you get to be my age you actually know a lot of STUFF. LOL However, I’m always checking facts, etc. as I write.
The Book Pushers: What project(s) are you working on now?
Sharon: I’m working on a new trilogy. They will be Rebel Ridge books. First book is NEXT OF KIN. Second one is DON’T CRY FOR ME. Third is still in the simmer pot.
The Book Pushers: Do you ever plan on venturing out of the Romantic Suspense genre and writing anything else? Historical? Paranormal?
Sharon: I’ve written paranormal for years. YEARS, I tell you. LOL Over half my back list has psychic/timetravel/healer/etc… I do NOT do vampires, demons, werewolves, witches, etc… too negative for me.
The Book Pushers: What is your favorite genre to read? Favorite suspense book that is not your own?
Sharon: I like to read books like the ones Kathy Reichs or Patricia Cornwall write, but my new FAVORITE author of all time is John Hart. He writes straight fiction that’s so amazing the stories and characters stay with you LONG after you’ve finished the book.
Sharon: It was total shock. I couldn’t believe it. And this is the funniest… I was in Wal-Mart in the Easter Egg aisle when I got the call. Yes, I made a scene, but it was a good cry, not one of those ugly red-faced sobbing ones. <G>
The Book Pushers: Do you prefer writing series or stand alone books?
Sharon: Stand alone books by far, but readers usually prefer series because they like continuing character/story lines. I get worn out trying to keep track of all that. It’s a little frustrating to always have to stay within a certain family and time frame.
The Book Pushers: Do you have a favorite hero and heroine couple from your books? A favorite villain?
Sharon: I think the hero and heroine from THE HEALER and from THE WARRIOR are my two favorites ever. No favorite villains. I always like it when I kill them off.
The Book Pushers: If you could collaborate with any author (alive or dead) who would you most want to work with?
Sharon: This may sound a little uppity, and I don’t mean it that way, but I don’t EVER want to have to collaborate with anyone. I write my stories my way. I’m a loner in that respect.
Thanks so much to Sharon for being here today! She has graciously offered to giveaway to giveaway a copy of Blood Trails. Just leave your question or comment for Sharon to be entered. Giveaway ends September 27th. Good Luck!