Q: Welcome, Sarah! Please tell us about your latest release, Heaven Sent.
A: When forgiveness heals the soul, love heals the heart.
Flight nurse Tenlee Hawkins is used to making quick decisions, but one decision she made the Christmas day her mother died haunts her. Wrestling with the past, she spirals into depression—until the day she finds a man unconscious in her woods and saves his life.
When Sam awakens in the hospital with a concussion and no memory, Tenlee rescues him again. She takes him into her home and her life. But as Sam recovers and remembers who he is, he's torn. A guardian angel isn't supposed to fall in love.
As the promise of true love grows, Tenlee realizes that Sam has helped her much more than she ever helped him. But Sam is filled with guilt knowing he must soon leave. Will it take a Christmas miracle to find the life with Tenlee he’s always wanted?
Q: Sounds wonderful! What inspired this story?
A: Since I had to choose a Christmas theme, I knew I wanted to have a miracle happen. This story came strictly from my mind. I just sat and thought forever on what to write about.
Q: What is the story behind the story?
A: My critique partner, Lizzie Walker, found a contest on line. We had to write a novella length story with a Christmas theme.
Q: Why do you write romance?
A: I love the thought of people loving each other. The struggles and challenges we go through to make it work between each other. Love is powerful and if it’s true love, then nothing can break the bond.
Q: Why did you choose your setting and why was it perfect for your book?
A: Being in the woods, it was easier to hide the hero and have the heroine stumble across him. I liked getting her away from the fast pace of her job and giving her a place to relax.
Q: Which of your characters is most like you?
A: The mother because I would also do anything for my kids.
Q: How do you choose names for your characters?
A: I find the names of my characters in many places. T.V., web, books, or hearing it called out from someone in the mall as they are getting the attention of someone. Tenlee was the name of a man from one of the Bachelor episodes.
Q: Did you choose the title of your book and if so how did you do it?
A: I chose the title and it just came to me when I was talking to my husband about the characters.
Q: Where is your favorite place in the world?
Q: Please tell us about your favorite character in the book.
A: That’s hard! It’s like choosing between your kids. I don’t know if I can.
Q: Which element of story creation is your favorite?
A: The setting is beautiful and I love Tenlee’s job.
Q: Which element of this story was the hardest for you?
A: Trying to give hints about the hero and not give anything away.
Q: Please tell us about your other books.
A: I have a novel coming out with Soul Mate Publishing. It is a historical paranormal titled, DREAMS OF THE HIGHLANDER.
Q: When did you know you wanted to be an author?
A: About 6 years ago after reading the Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon. I love her books and the world she created. I knew I wanted to try and do it too.
Q: What is your writing process or method?
A: I write in the morning when everyone has left for the day. I like to have Twizzlers. They help me think.
Q: Please describe your journey to publication.
A: It was a four year journey because in the beginning I was doing everything by myself. I didn’t know about critique partners, on line class, and groups like Celtic Hearts Romance Writers. All of these things helped me to become a better writer. They also taught me how to navigate the publishing world.
Q: What was the most important thing you learned (the thing that made all the difference) just before you made your first sale?
A: To accept the fact that I may have done something wrong and it can be fixed. Thank goodness for editors.
Q: Do you have any advice for unpublished authors?
A: Persistence. Patience. Faith. If you want to do this, don’t let anything or anyone stand in your way. It may take time, but it will happen.
Q: What’s next for you?
A: I am working on more books. The hero in Dreams of the Highlander has two brothers and they are getting their own books.
Q: Would you like to ask readers a question?
A: What is a favorite characteristic in your hero and heroines?
He glided across the ground purposefully toward
the building. Having been summoned by Malachi, Sam
knew it was important, and when the Archangel of
Heaven called upon his people there was no time to
The door closed without a sound behind him, and he
let his hand fall to his side. Waiting to be acknowledged,
he stood stoically, staring straight ahead.
He knew this room well from his many visits. To
the left, golden rays of sunlight poured in through a tall
vaulted window. In front of him sat Malachi with his
head bowed, writing steadfastly, lost in thought.
Malachi glanced up and smiled at him. “Thank you
“You’re welcome,” Sam said with a slight nod of
Malachi stood and strode around his desk. Stopping
half way, he motioned for Sam to join him.
The wall to Sam’s right was bare to the naked eye.
Malachai waved his right hand in a slow arc and a
diaphanous screen appeared. It reminded Sam of a veil a
woman might wear on her wedding day and his hand
ached to reach out and touch it. Sometimes he missed
simple things like that.
“I’ve summoned you here because you are to
receive your next assignment.”
Please visit Sarah online:
Heart of Romance blog www.heart-of-romance.blogspot.com
The Wild Rose Press www.thewildrosepress.com