Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Guest Blogger: Author Sandra Cox

I'm very pleased to welcome my blogging friend and fellow awesome author, Sandra Cox.

Please join me in a big round of welcome for Sandra. Please ask her a lot of questions and also visit her blog at:

1. What type of books do you write?


I currently write paranormal romance and YA fantasy. I also have out a western romance and a metaphysical nonfiction coming out.


How many are published, what are their titles, and who are they published with?


The Crystal, Boji Stones, Silverhills and Rose Quartz are published through cerridwenpress.com


Shardai, the YA fantasy is through wings-press.com


2. When did you start writing fiction and what inspired you to write in your specific genre(s)?

I started writing more years ago than I care to admit to:)
I write what I like to read, romantic suspense with a paranormal angle.

3. Where do you like to write? Is there anything you like to listen to while you write?
I'm a mole. I write in the corner of the basement. Okay, only half mole, I do have two windows. I listen to fairie music, Norah Jones and Leonard Cohen

4. Do you have a website(s)? If so, what are they? If any are a blog, are you an avid blogger and why?

sandracox1.com

sandracox.blogspot.com

I started out as a lacksadaical blogger. I've been nudged toward the avid blogger side of the spectrum by Ms. Amarinda Jones who makes every effort to keep the froggies in line and hopping toward the finish line:)

For any of you out in blog land that may be head scratching at the froggy remark,

our Cerridwen Press editor's yahoo group is called The Pond.

5. Do you have any critique partners or writing buddies and if so, tell us a bit about them. Mona Risk: To Love a Hero, critiques my CPs. I've got a couple of buds from FTHRW that take a gander at my cat fantasies.
All the buds excel at their craft.

6. Will you be making any author appearances in the near future on or off line and if so, where and when?

I'll be Beverly Bateman's site the first part of June.

www.beverleybateman.com
www.myspace.com/okwriter

And I'll be visiting with Jennyfer Matthews May 30th.

7. Besides writing, what do you like to do and what are you passionate about?
Like all writers, I love a good book. I also enjoy going to the movies, settling back and munching on popcorn while a good flick is rolling. And I love to shop. I'm a bottom feeder. Deep clearance racks draw me like magnets.

8. Where were you born and where do you live now? Have you traveled much and if so, where, and how have your travels enhanced your writing?

I was born in Kentucky, my husband was born in Illinois, my daughter in Ohio and my son in Wisconsin. We've pretty much toured the Midwest but now reside in North Carolina.

Oh yes and my daughter was married in Italy.

As far as traveling enhancing my writing, it helps broadens one's writing base.
Sabina Comte, Black Opal, is from Italy
Maureen O'Hare, Boji Stones, is from Wisconsin

9. What is your household like? What is your typical day like?

A typical day in the life of Sandra Cox. Hm, a bit boring but here goes. Up at 6, shower, get ready for work, feed six cats and play lunch room monitor while they eat. Do the work thing, come home in the evening, grab a diet pepsi and head downstairs to the computer to write. Whew.

10. What are your goals and dreams for the future?
I would like to be successful as a writer, for people to know who Sandra Cox is and what she writes.

11. When you were a kid, what did you imagine the year 2008 would be like? Is it anything like you imagined?
When I was a kid, I never thought about the future. Lived solely in the present. Nothing past 1999 was imaginable.

12. If any of your books were made into movies, who would you like to play your leading men and why?
Good question. Not just one person comes to mind. I would like the option of sitting back and seeing the eye candy try out for the lead rolls. Don't you think that would be fun?:)

13. If you weren't a writer, what else would you want to be?

An animal behaviorist.

14. Is there anything else you'd like to tell us? If so, please do so now.
Black Opal, the third in the amulet series is released this Thursday. It can be purchased at cerridwenpress.com
Thanks to everyone who stopped by.


Thanks for having me, Ash. Appreciate it. It’s been fun.

You're so very very welcome, Sandra. Good luck on your book. Many happy sales and reviews!

Y'all run, don't walk, to get your copy of Black Opal by Sandra at
www.cerridwenpress.com




Awesome cover, isn't it? Love it!

Excerpt from Black Opal:


She stared intently at the computer screen. She¢d broken the code and figured out her father¢s password. It¢d been easy. The warden said her father had written her name and the word amulets in his own blood before he died.

Scanning the screen, she read:

¢Legend has it that out of all the mortals on earth five women found favor with the gods:

Sophia whose face was pitted and ravaged by pox,

Pelagia who had the body of a woman and the mind of a child,

Olympia a poor widow with children to feed,

Helen, who lost four of her children to the plague and begged the gods to spare her remaining child, and

Zoe, a young queen whose village was razed and plundered and, she herself taken as a slave.

Moved, the gods created five special amulets in the form of armbands for the women to wear on their forearms.

For Sophia an amulet forged with beauty and creativity.

For Pelagia an amulet forged with knowledge.

For Olympia an amulet forged with wealth.

For Helen an amulet forged with healing and

For Zoe a golden amulet, with a black opal at its center, forged with power.¢

The air conditioning in the room was cold enough to leave goose bumps but Victoria Price didn¢t notice. The black leather chair creaked in protest as she leaned back, her breath leaving her lungs in a hiss.

The pain in her hands made her glance down. They were fisted so tight the moon-shaped crescents in her palms, where her nails dug in, were filling with warm red blood.

Don't miss my other blog for the day: About American Idol of course - spoiler - I do name the winner.

6 comments:

Amarinda Jones said...

I am a big fan of Sandra Cox books. I await the next one eagerly

Sandra Cox said...

Hey, thanks, Amarinda. I appreciate that:)

Kelly Kirch said...

Yay Sandra! Fabulous writer and sweetheart extraordinaire. And you do have a wonderful cover. A titch jealous, but for all the good reasons... :)

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, Ms. Kelly bud:) And here's back at ya on covers:)

Molly Daniels said...

Great interview! Sandra, your books have hit page #2 of my list, btw...

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, Ms. Mol!

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