Interview with Sarah Pond

Published 2019-02-26.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love it so much, it's hard to put into words how it good it makes me feel. I find it very liberating, and I get excited to see the story unfold before me. I usually don't know what is going to happen next until I'm writing it, which makes it a lot of fun.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I like to follow my inspiration and do things my own way, so indie feels like a perfect path.
Tell us a bit more about your first novel, Citrus Blossom
When I started writing, the story was just pouring out of me. I let it unfold, and often didn't know what was going to happen next. There are a couple of scenes which I didn't know were going to happen until I was writing them! When I had finished writing it, I realised that the story was about following your heart and being true to yourself. Both Olivia and Jasmine go through their own journeys, and there are many unexpected things that happen along the way, as tends to happen in life. I was going through a massive shift in my life at the time, and writing was cathartic for me.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The sun shining, writing, books to read, fun to be had!
What's the story behind your latest book?
There is an autobiographical aspect to The Woman in the Pyjamas. It's not my story, but it changed from the original intention when I had the idea for it a few years ago.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love seaside walks and Zumba. I love to read, watch films and listen to music. I'm also a holistic therapist and life coach.
What do you read for pleasure?
I enjoy a variety. I love romantic and erotic fiction. I also enjoy autobiographies, and books that promote wellbeing, such as Wayne Dyer's and Neale Donald Walsch's. My favourite are by Syd Banks and Elsie Spittle.
What are you working on next?
I have a few ideas...
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Books by This Author

The Cafe
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 14,430. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Laurel had happened to glance out of the window at that precise moment, she couldn’t help but hold her breath for a moment, and the smile that followed was so natural. She idly wondered how many times in life this sort of thing happened. That one person could look at another, and be so captivated by someone, whilst the other continued with their life obliviously.
The Woman in the Pyjamas
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 67,540. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
When she woke up that morning, she had no idea that today was going to be the day that would change her life. After a life of routine, sensible clothes and with a marriage behind her, 40 year old Daisy knows it's time to start doing things differently. Her daughter is still her priority, but maybe she can start to let her hair down a bit...
Price: $2.99 $1.50 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 83,430. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Adult
When Rachel has her first holiday in years, she didn't expect to have a passionate affair, and would never have dreamed it would have been with a woman. Lea loves living in her quiet coastal village. When she meets the woman staying at a nearby cottage, she thinks she's met the love of her life. Despite their connection, with very different lifestyles and values, could a relationship ever work?
Citrus Blossom
Price: $2.99 $1.50 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 79,850. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Adult
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When Olivia moves from Cornwall to London to begin a new career, and meets her new boss, Jasmine, she has no idea how it's going to turn her world upside down. She had longed for the excitement of London, but what she hadn't expected was the passion and heartache when everything that she thought she knew about herself is questioned.