SARA Café Welcomes Sasha Best (Writing as Sasha Summers)!

SC:  Welcome Sasha! Okay. Let’s get started. When did you join SARA and for what reason?

SS:  Almost five years ago. I’d left Dallas and the Dallas Area Romance Authors and knew the importance of having a solid writing community.

SC: It certainly helps to have a great support system. Especially since the act of writing is so solitary. What sub-genre of romance stories do you write?

SS: I’m kind of all over the place – I’m published in YA, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Contemporary. Unpublished, I have YA dystopian, historical: westerns and Revolutionary War era.

SC:  Wow! That’s a lot of writing hats. What about the romance genre appeals to you?

SS: There’s nothing as wonderful as falling in love and believing in the satisfaction of the happily ever after. J Who doesn’t want that?

SC:  No one I know. Do you consider yourself a romantic?

SS:  Yes – totally.

SC:  What are your ultimate goals as a writer?

SS: To give people a brief escape from the everyday – and maybe let them fall in love a little with an awesome fictional hero.

SC: I can’t wait to hear your reply to this question: If you could have any actor/actress cast as the hero/heroine of your latest work, who would you choose and why?

SS: My latest work is book three of my Boones of Texas series for Harlequin American and I’ve cast Tom Hardy as Fisher and Cat Dennings as Mikayla!

SC:  Excellent casting. I’m a big Tom Hardy fan myself. What do you do when you’re not writing?  Do you have any hidden talents?

SS:  I’m a creative person. I love to draw and paint. I used to paint children’s murals – it’s very relaxing. Also, I LOVE to read. Love, love, love all genres. J

SC:  Name one thing you absolutely can’t write about.

SS: Something truly bad happening to a child. Nope, can’t do it. Turns my stomach and rattles the nerves.

SC: Not a good topic for me, either, Sasha. Thank you so much for taking part in SARA Café. It was fun! And good luck with your writing!


Article by Mary E. Brandsasha summers

Photo credit to Marco Garza from Give Me A Shot Photography

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