I’m hosting an interview for the book tour for NA contemporary romance “Orange Blossom”. I hope you enjoy the interview!
1) What’s the hardest part of being an author?
For me, publishing. I am a very private and antisocial person and I don’t like interacting with people. I hate social media. I don’t like technology. I didn’t go to school for marketing and I hate everything about this process, which feels like a scam. So many of the writers I’ve met are greedy and desperate for money and their advice is always to put money first. That’s sick and I hate it. I don’t write to make money. I write because I have a story to tell. I write in a ton of genres and I don’t appeal to the “market,” but I find that entire concept repulsive and manipulative. I’m not writing an ad; I’m writing a book. To be told what to include, that people will buy it if you use certain elements, it’s disgusting that writers do it – and it’s sad that readers are so easily bought.
2) Can you give us a short synopsis of Orange Blossom?
It is a story of love – of being there for someone through the darkest moments as well as the easy moments. It’s about truly loving another person, of putting yourself aside for another person and opening your life to someone else. It’s about knowing how to be in love as well.
3) Is this part of a series, or stand-alone?
It is a part of a series, although each book could be read in any order. Personally, I think it helps to go in order because the series is called Flowering and is about growth, but then again, that’s not marketable.
4) How many hours per day do you spend writing?
I don’t. I’m a binge writer and I write when inspired. Usually when I write, I write all day. When I force it, I end up throwing out what I write.
5) What is your favorite book in the same genre as yours?
I haven’t read a New Adult book I like, but I love Jodi Picoult and Courtney Summers. I guess I feel like my books are a midpoint between them, since Jodi Picoult writes realism about adults and Courtney Summers writes YA.
6) What are you working on now?
A YA fantasy and about ten other things.
Author: Sarah Daltry
“I’ve never understood a year. A year was always a measurement of something bad for me. A year in my father’s prison sentence, a year since my mom’s death, a year left of school before I could get far, far away from here. Now, as I look down the end of my college career, with only a little more than a semester to go, a year seems like something magical. It has been a year since Lily chose me, since she sat with me on the old swing set and made a decision that I was worthy of her. And every minute of the entire year has been better than the last.”
You already know their stories: Lily, the perfect princess, always living someone else’s life. And Jack, the broken boy, who had stopped believing in hope. Somehow, though, they found each other and what was one night blossomed into a love story.
Now, a year later, Jack and Lily are dreaming of the future. Despite all of his promises to himself that he would never be indebted to anyone, Jack makes a new promise – this time to Lily – that he will be there for her forever. But when life unravels for them, he starts to pull away, and Lily worries he’s out of reach for good.
When Jack does the unthinkable, Lily is left destroyed. Is it possible to have a happily ever after? Does love ever really save anyone?