Prolific bestselling author Sawyer Bennett has written about love in many forms, but with her latest release, The Revelation of Light and Dark, she’s entering a new world… literally! Sawyer Bennett is venturing into a fantasy world all of her own making with an exciting new series, Chronicles of the Stone Veil, and a heroine “faced with a new reality that’s as implausible as it is fantastical.”
1.Your best virtue as an author.
I have a lot of varied life experience from which to pull from to help with plots and character development.
2. Your most quirky author habit.
I write from various spots all over my house and it keeps my creativity moving. I’ll move from my office, to a chair in the living room, to my bed, to the patio, to the kitchen table.
3. Your favorite quality in a protagonist.
Confidence. Whether it be my hero or heroine, they all have to have strong confidence in themselves.
4. Your favorite quality in an antagonist.
They have to have some ability—even just a small sliver—to be redeemed. Now, I often won’t redeem them but I think everyone has that potential so I like my antagonists to have that same potential.
5. If you could ask any other author, past or present, a question who would it be and what would you ask?
My favorite author is Dean Koontz and I’d want to know how he comes up with his ideas. They are beyond my imagination and I have a pretty big one.
6. When you aren’t writing, you are____
Hanging with my daughter and dogs.
7. Your easiest book to write.
8. Your hardest book to write.
9. Your ideal writing place.
On my bed with my dog Atticus next to me.
10. Your favorite childhood book.
11. The book you’ve reread the most.
The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
12. Your favorite hero from literature.
Hands down… Atticus Finch.
13. Your favorite villain from literature.
Severus Snape… but was he really a villain? He was by far my favorite character in the Harry Potter series.
14. The name of your autobiography.
She Envisioned, So She Did
She Ate a lot of Dog Hair Over Her Lifetime and Was Okay With It
15. Your favorite comfort food.
16. First thing you do when you finish writing a novel.
Move on to the next task, which usually means cleaning up emails that go ignored.
17. A secret talent you have.
I can’t believe it but I don’t have any secret talents.
18. Where have you always wanted to travel?
I’ve actually traveled to all the places I’ve wanted to both here and abroad, except I want to travel the New England states in the fall.
19. One tip for aspiring authors.
Don’t get caught up too much in social media and spending advertising dollars when you start out. Your time is better served in writing your next book, and your next, and your next. Until you get a backlist, you won’t see a lot of movement. Use social media prudently but don’t get caught upon it for hours. You’re losing writing time that way!!!!
20. Puppies or kittens?
Puppies. A million of them to start out.
About Sawyer Bennett
New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Sawyer Bennett uses real life experience to create relatable stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From contemporary romance, fantasy romance, and both women’s and general fiction, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone
A former trial lawyer from North Carolina, when she is not bringing fiction to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to her very adorable daughter, as well as full-time servant to her wonderfully naughty dogs.
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