Interview with Sapphire Coore

When did you first start writing?
I started writing in high school at the age of 13.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My country has many scary stories that are told to children around wood fires, the characters were often mysterious and supernatural, as an adult now I wanted to put my own interpretation on some of those characters and incorporate then into a love story that would satisfy the reading palate of my country men, those that are curious about our lore and romance lovers alike.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The competition of writing exclusively for a select publishing house did not appeal to me. I like the freedom and flexibility of being independent.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It is so much fun for me to create new situations and new characters with varied personalities, the possibilities are limitless to what you can create.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything! At present my most ardent fans are my family and close friends but when I do get a new fan outside of that circle it is like I win the lottery Every. Single. Time.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on the next book in the Immortals of Remington Manor series, this one featuring the brother of our previous heroine and his life mate still set in beautiful Jamaica and also another standalone story, stay tuned for more updates on that.
Who are your favorite authors?
Oooh good question, my all time favorite author would be romance author Sherrilyn Kenyon, her world building is phenomenal! You can feel the surge of the wind through the air, smell the sulfur. Next would have to be romance authors Gena Showalter, Kresley Cole and Larissa Ione for their steamy scenes and dreamy heroes who tie for me at second and lastly Orson Scott Card who stands in a place of his own in my heart as a science fiction writer, his talents for world building and character development are unparalleled for me.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Things undiscovered pull me from bed everyday. There is always something new to learn whether from or about something or someone, you can never know too much. I have a mind that always thirst for knowledge, to expand my internal archive is one of my driving forces.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm an entrepreneur and an artist outside of writing so you can find me in the studio busy painting or drawing, creating things gets my blood pumping.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Usually i discover new books from friends who recommend new authors or novel but mostly I love to explore new talent by browsing the stores for a new name and a new title, some of these finds are rare treasures of story telling and are a joy to find.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote was back in my early years in high school, I was so proud of myself that I brought it to my then English teacher for her to go through it. Though pleasantly surprised that I had chosen her to view my story she turned down my offer stating that she had too much school work as it was exam season. That story may be gathering dust in some random box in my parents home but it will always be in my heart.
What is your writing process?
My writing process could possibly be viewed by others as a bout of madness but I'll let you glimpse the method to this madness. So I will voice my ideas for the story line from start to finish in summary recording the whole thing as a voice note on my phone or on my tablet, then i go in with pen and paper and expound on that summary breaking it up into points and time lines (mostly never the same day). I will then get a new composition book and start the story loosely following the timeline summary I mentioned before. When I think I have done the entire thing I move to transmit that story into type at which time scenes get added, changed, extended or omitted. After all this I go back to edit the whole thing. Then voila! I'm done! Or I think I'm done until my proof readers show me otherwise. So... that's a peek into the madness.
Published 2018-04-05.
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Books by This Author

Vampire in Kingston Town
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 58,870. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Two worlds collide as dark powers stir and fate puts two souls together that couldn't be more different.An immortal law keeper in a city rife with darkness and death, she lives to eradicate the rogues that threaten the lives of innocent mortals and arcane beings alike.A playboy oblivious of the dangers that lurk in the shadows of the night.Will they surrender to the blazing inferno between them.