Sara Brooke is an international Amazon bestselling author who writes horror and suspense novels.
A lifelong avid reader of all things scary, Sara’s childhood dream was to write books that force readers to sleep with their lights on.
Her first novel, Still Lake was released Spring 2012.
Sara’s influences and favorite authors include Bentley Little and John Saul.
She is presently working on her next novel.
What inspires you to write?
I enjoy weaving tales of suspense, mystery and horror that entertain readers. Having someone pulled into my world is such a thrill.
Tell us about your writing process.
As a writer, it is very important to me that I have a clear direction of where the story is going; otherwise, it can meander and not be as impactful. Therefore, I always outline the story prior to writing so that I have a decent idea of where the story will end up. In addition, I also outline all the characters. Who are they? What are their personalities? Secrets? This is how I craft the landscape for a fertile horror story.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I don't necessarily talk to my characters, but I do like some of them a lot. It is a delicious feeling to create a really bad character. And, I also feel the romance while creating a deep love story that takes time to develop.
Who are your favorite authors?
Some of my favorite authors are Bentley Little and John Saul. The Resort is one of my all-time favorite books. Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck is another classic and a must-read.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
My books are all published by small-to-medium-sized publishers. It is easier to work with a publisher to help your books stand out a bit more amongst the sea of currently released books.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the future of publishing will continue to include electronic publishing and traditional print publications.
What genres do you write?
Horror, Paranormal Romance, Mystery and Suspense.
What formats are your books in?
eBook, Print, Audiobook
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