Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Interview with Sasha Summers

As part of the Hollywood Holiday blog tour, I'm interviewing author Sasha Summers.

Welcome to We Do Write, Sasha! Tell us a bit about yourself. 

I’m a mom to 4 amazing kids, a wife, a terrible housekeeper, and a lover of stories – books and film.

How long have you been writing? 

Since I was little. I won’t tell you how long ago exactly – but my first completed play was for Girl Scouts.

Tell us about HOLLYWOOD HOLIDAY. What’s the story about? 

A Hollywood actress hoping to save her career. A scarred Marine hoping to find peace. He hates Hollywood, she knows a relationship will make things that much more complicated for her – so of course they have to fall for each other ;)!

How did the idea of the story come to you? 

Jen was a character in Book 1 (Hollywood Ever After) that had a few scenes of hers cut. But her story wouldn’t let me go so I gave her her very own story.

Do you have a critique group/partner or beta readers, or do you self-edit? 

Yes, yes, and yes.

Are you a planner or a pantser? 

Pantser – but I do find I go back and plot to help bridge sometimes.

What’s the hardest part of writing for you? 

If my characters aren’t fully realized, I hit a wall. It can take time to figure them out sometimes.

What do you absolutely have to have nearby when writing? 

My computer. Music is nice, too.

If you could have any super power, what would it be? 

Write faster. I’ve actually thought about looking into one of those voice transcription software packages because I can’t type fast enough to keep up with my train of thought. Okay, that’s a selfish super power… Hmmm, the ability to make food and water grow anywhere so that people never went without.

What's the weirdest thing you've googled? 

No comment.

Haha. Quick writing test! Use the following words in a sentence: pilfer, repugnant, and purified.

You drank the last of the purified water, so I had to pilfer the only non-repugnant beverage left – margarita!

LOL, awesome! Finish this sentence: If I'm not writing, I'm probably ... 

reading or watching TV/movie – or pretty much anything to avoid laundry…

Here’s the part where you thank the people who are supporting you. Let's hear your shout outs.

I love my publisher – seriously. They are AWESOME.
And my family is fantastic. And my crit group and my beta readers – Allison!!!
And there are a few fans/friends that have done so much to help ‘me’ get out there: Shannon Shuey, Dana Grissom, Viviana Izzo, Rhonda Wellborne, and more… Gosh, I know I’m leaving people out… 

And finally, where can people find you and your book online?

My books are on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, KOBO… pretty much wherever books are sold.  You can find more about me on my website: www.sashasummers.com

Thank you so much for sharing Hollywood Holiday with the world! Have a great day!


Sasha Summers said...

Hi Dorothy! Thanks so much for having me on the blog and helping me spread the word about Hollywood Holiday!

Dorothy Dreyer said...

Pleasure having you, Sasha!