Today’s author is someone I think a lot of the 3Q’s readers will be excited to check out! Sara Tantlinger is an award-winning author, editor and I have to add – a fantastic nature photographer! I love seeing the photos she posts on her social media pages of the things she sees on her adventures.
Saying that – today we’re here to talk about THE DARKNESS she creates… but we may see a fuzzy animal pop up on the most unexpected way!
Please welcome SARA!!
Steve: What does your writing time look like? Do you try to write at the same time each day? Do you have a word count you attempt to hit?
Sara: It’s a bit varied. My daily schedule for work isn’t always set in stone, so every day can look a little different. I like the fluidity because at least I’m never bored! It can, however, be difficult to have a set time to write, but when I can, I prefer to get some writing done in the morning with a fresh cup of coffee before I disappear into my job or other tasks for the day. If I’m in the middle of a project or have a deadline coming up, I try to give myself word count goals, but otherwise, I just do what I can that day and try to let that be good enough.
Steve: If you could write a story for another author’s fictional world/series, which would it be and why?
Sara: What a fun question! I think about Mona Awad’s Bunny a lot, and it might be really interesting to write a story from the perspective of one of the uh… “creations” we’ll call them for people who haven’t read the book yet. Of course, that one is not in the public domain since it’s a more recent work, so I’ll just have to play out what that would look like in my head. Twisted fun and weirdness abound.
Steve: Tell me about your newest release (novel/story/poem/novella) and why someone should read it!
Sara: My second anthology Chromophobia just released! It’s been such an honor working with all of the talented authors. The stories are inspired by colors and all written by women in horror. This deadly combination made for some truly unique and horrifying tales. The anthology feels really special to me, and I’m so proud to see it out in the world.
Steve: Bonus Question! Do you have a cherished book?
Sara: I think I’m always going to love Dracula the most—I collect different covers/versions of it, which just brings endless joy.
Always a great choice! Thank you so much for doing this Sara!
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