Interview with S.V. Worthen

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Utah. It has influenced my writing because that is where I base the locations of my stories. When I refer to the mountains I am always talking about the Rocky Mountains that surround Salt Lake and Utah County.
Describe your desk
My writing desk usually consists of my kitchen table or my lap while sitting on my bed. It usually depends on if my kids are taking over the table or not.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My laptop and smartphone.
When did you first start writing?
I'm not entirely sure when I first started to write. It started as poetry when I was about eight years old and followed me through my teenage years. I started writing stories in 2016.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My personal encounters with things I haven't been able to explain.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I enjoy all of it! The sparkle of an idea inside my brain to putting that idea down on paper and slowly watch it expand as I begin to elaborate on the idea. The flow, the twists, the turns. The end product and to hear/read feedback from those who read my work.
What are you working on next?
Right now I'm working on the Foreign Shadows Series. I have fans requesting a sequel to my first book. Discretion: The Secrets of Cameron Rigby. I'm working out the details on that so that will be next on my list.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I work full time outside of writing. I am a wife and a Mother of two boys so when I'm not writing I have plenty of things that occupy my time.
What is your writing process?
It starts with an idea and once I get that out of my head and onto paper. I devise the plan on how I want the story to end and fill in the rest.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My children. My husband. Possibilities a new day can bring.
Published 2018-02-06.
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Books by This Author

Foreign Shadows: The Complete Series
Pre-release—available July 1, 2018. Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 20,880. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
The Unwelcomed Guest, The Trickster, The Persuader and The Possessor comes together in this complete series! Rebecca Downington encounters all four spirits and in the attempt to rid herself of them for good she sinks deeper into the realm of the spirits.
Foreign Shadows: The Possessor (Book 4)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,150. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The fourth in the Foreign Shadows series. The Possessor has only one objective. To seek and destroy. He enjoys creating a world for his victims with traps that force them to go deeper into the realm of the spirits. Once the victim gets to the sixth realm they are his forever. Will he overpower Rebecca or will she win this battle?
Foreign Shadows: The Persuader (Book 3)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,560. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
It takes the form of an innocent looking child. A child that is frightened hunched over in the corner until you let her in. That's when the games begin. The Persuader is like an inner critic, who persuades the victim into believing lies, convincing them to do the unthinkable. If you give in, your entire world will be flipped upside down.
Foreign Shadows: The Trickster (Book 2)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Experience the predator that finds satisfaction in playing games with its prey. The ultimate deceiver that confuses, tricks and ignites fear in those who encounter this creature. Observe the game it plays as it leaves you second guessing everything.
Discretion: The Secrets of Cameron Rigby
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,590. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Officer Cameron Rigby has remained silent for years. Withdrawing from people, places and avoiding contact at all costs. When she is called out to the scene she is forced to tell her secrets and face her fears.
Foreign Shadows: The Unwelcomed Guest (Book 1)
Price: Free! Words: 6,830. Language: American English. Published: March 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Experience the unexplainable encounter. The swift shadow in the corner of the room, the glimpse of movement from the corner of your eye when nothing is there. This is the creature that watches you while you sleep, while you shop and while you go about your daily tasks.