Meet Author of Romance Sarah Hoss

It’s my pleasure to welcome author of romance Sarah Hoss to my blog today. She’s sharing today about how she began writing, some more about her books, and her advice about keeping the faith as an author.

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Welcome Sarah! Please tell us a little bit about yourself, and how and why you began writing. Thank you for having me here today. I am a married mother of three. I live in the country and enjoy camping, and gardening. I began writing after reading the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. She got me hooked on the time travel aspect and one day I was driving down the road and a scene popped in my head. That scene is in Dreams of the Highlander.
Obviously, readers have a vast number of choices in books. Why do you feel readers will enjoy your stories? Every writer is different because we are different people. We bring a little bit of real life into our stories. With so many great writers you have to put your stamp on them. I like to use some of the old sayings my mom said all the times. An example is in Dreams of the Highlander. Marlana is talking about a man being cute and she says, “I wouldn’t kick him out of my bed for eating crackers.”  With my contemporary romances, I try to write things close to home, such as drunk driving, Alzheimer’s, festivals, and antiques.
What would you most like people to know about you, and your writing? When I started this journey and it was clear this was going to happen for me, I made a promise to my family that I wouldn’t let writing interfere with them. Family is first. I have done very well at this but there are times it can’t be helped, such as working with my editor or book release parties. Also, I do not plot as I write. I’ve tried and I just can’t do it. The story changes as I go.
As an author, how do you pay it forward? I help tweet for them about their books, and on Goodreads, I leave a review of the books I have read, and I attend book  release parties.
What is the single best piece of advice you would give to another author about the craft of writing, about marketing, and/or the writing life? To be patient. This is not a job where things happen instantly. Ideas come to you when they want to, agents respond as quickly as they can, the editing process takes several times, and waiting for reviews feels like it takes forever. This entire thing is a waiting game.
The one thing we can all count on is change.  How do you plan to continue to evolve as a writer? It’s the same with any career, things change. There is always something new and popular. A couple of years ago, it was Amish romance, then it was vampires. But, writers try to stick to what they are popular for. If I write time travel, then switched to vampires, then to ghost stories, and then to Amish romance, I think it would be very hard to keep a following because the gap is so wide. It’s a delicate line.
What do you feel are the greatest challenges facing authors today?  In the beginning, with so many authors out there, it’s finding your place. Once you have it, then it’s just keeping up. If a writer is serious, you can do it though. I have faith anyway.
Is there anything else you’d like to add? I want to say thank you to all of the readers who have read my books and support me. If there are any new readers who are willing to give my books a try, I appreciate it and I hope you will enjoy my stories.

Hamish Macpherson is surrounded by turmoil: an arsonist is on the loose, he’s in the middle of a feud with a local clansman, and just as he’s trying to save his sister from a burning cottage, he appears in the middle of a foreign living room three hundred years past his own time.
Gillian Meadows thinks she’s self-sufficient and can handle anything until she witnesses a murder in the alley next to an Olde City tavern. In a desperate run to escape being the next victim, she stumbles into a wiccan store and accepts the help of the shop owner. Little does she know that one mis-spoken word of a simple incantation can change everything.
Neither world is safe, but Hamish can better protect Gillian if he returns to his own time. Gillian has no choice but to go with him if she wants to escape the danger closing in. Little do they know that his past could be the biggest threat of all to their future.

Two Lifetimes – Two Hearts – One future, if they can only survive the past.

Sarah Hoss grew up believing she could try anything and if she set her mind to it, she would succeed. Sixteen years of dance lessons, Cheerleading, and school plays proved to her that her parent’s words rang true. Writing was no exception. Reading the Outlander series made her fall in love with time travels and the historical places books could take her. 

Always a child with a vivid imagination, she realized as an adult she could put her imagination to good use and began writing. Marrying her very own hero, they live in Indiana in the town where she grew up. They have three beautiful children and one hyper dog. When Sarah isn’t writing, she enjoys gardening, camping, and watching her kids’ play sports.

Twitter – @SarahHoss1

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