Tell Us About Yourself:Who Am I?:My name is Sarah O'Hara, female, thirty, and married. I grew up in the states somewhere in the bible belt. These days I live across the pond with a man I found there and eventually married. I work part time at the local post office and it's completely true what they say about postal workers.
Give Us the Elevator Pitch:Some people will do anything to have a paycheck, and some people take advantage of that fact.
Where Does This Story Come From?:This makes it sound like I have a mental disorder. The idea for this came from a dream I had about Elizabeth Hurley. If you do take the time to read it, the dream was most of the scene in the art gallery.
How is This a Story Only I Could Have Written?:Well, it was my dream! I suppose someone else would have just dismissed the dream offhand and not written about it all, but I thought it was interesting enough to pursue it further and A DISTRUBING AFFAIR came from it.
What Was the Hardest Thing About Writing A DISTURBING AFFAIR?:Probably just writing it. I start it with NaNoWriMo and got interrupted and was unable to finish it for another six months.
What Did I Learn Writing A DISTURBING AFFAIR?:I already had the main scene 'pre-written' as it were and building an entire book around that scene was something I hadn't done before. I knew I couldn't just plonk it down in the middle and hope it would work, so getting things sorted took some brainstorming.
What Do I Love About A DISTURBING AFFAIR?:It is a really unique story, it may be a bit too out there for some readers, but this was a story I enjoyed writing because it seemed more personal to me. It was something born out of my unconsciousness.
What Would I Do Differently Next Time?:Not wait so long after being interrupted to finish a story, though I kind of did that with my most recent work too, so maybe not!
Give Us Your Favorite Paragraph from the Story:Deidre polished off her wine glass and set it on a side table next to an ornate antique phone. "Now then, shall we get started? I've missed you terribly Janice." Deidre advanced on her. Janice darted across the lounge to the other side, but Deidre was quicker and grabbed her left arm halting her escape. She twisted it around behind Janice and pinned her between the side table and herself. "That's not very friendly now Janice. Perhaps you need a little persuasion, I had hoped we were past that now." Deidre fumbled around in the drawer of the side table and came away with a small syringe. Janice gasped and struggled against her, but Deidre was stronger than she looked and held firm. As Deidre slide the syringe open Janice groped behind her for something to use as a weapon. She felt the sturdy base of the antique telephone and gripped it tightly.
What's Next for Me as a Storyteller?:Hopefully getting another book or two out this year. I'm in a slight backlog of things that need to be published.
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