My Publishing Muses
I was asked a very interesting question for this blog. It was one that I don’t believe I’ve been asked to write about before and it really got me thinking. The question was “what three people inspired your path to publication?”
Christine Feehan. Like most authors, I started as a reader. I fell in love with paranormal romance novels when I read Christine Feehan’s novel Dark Prince. Oh. My. God. It was like…where has this been all my life? Let me tell you something, if they assigned books like that in high school, I would’ve read a hell of a lot more. Christine Feehan got me going but I’m inspired by all of my fellow authors. I want to be better and write as beautifully as so many of my peers do. They raise the bar and keep me moving forward.
My parents. One of the greatest blessings in my life has been to have Carol and Charlie Taney for parents. Since I can remember, they have encouraged me to follow my passions, work hard and chase my dreams. They taught me that nothing is outside of our reach if we work hard enough and remain true to the things that we really love. When I said I wanted to try and publish my first novel, there was no hesitation. They smiled and said, “Go for it!” Unwavering support. Unconditional love. That’s the birthplace of inspiration.
My husband. He’s the biggest cheerleader I’ve got. When I told him about my desire to publish my first novel he said, “Excellent. What do we need to do?” We. He didn’t say what do you need to do. Nope. It was we. We’re a team and we’ve been tackling life together for the past 18 years. Kids. Bills. House. Work. Publishing has been no different. Many husbands might have balked at the idea of their wife writing and publishing sexy romance but not my guy. Some guys might’ve rolled their eyes and treated it like nothing more than a pipe dream but not Will.
My very first royalty check arrived the other day and he happened to be home having lunch with me. (A special treat for both of us.) It seemed only fitting that he was there when I opened that envelope. It’s his success as well as mine because I couldn’t have done it without him.
How about you? Who inspires you?
UNTAMED BY SARA HUMPHREYS – IN STORES NOVEMBER 2012
An ancient race of shapeshifters has lived secretly among humans for thousands of years...they are...the Amoveo
HER WORST NIGHTMARE IS COMING TRUE...
Layla Nickelsen has spent years hiding from her Amoveo mate and guarding a devastating secret. But Layla's worst fear is realized when the man who haunts her dreams shows up in person ...
HE HAS FINALLY FOUND HER...
William Fleury is as stoic as they come, until he finds Layla and his feelings overwhelm him. She won't let him get close, but then an unknown enemy erupts in violence and threatens everything Layla holds dear...
Praise for the Amoveo Legend series:
“Compelling... Deft world-building and sensuous love scenes make this paranormal romantic thriller an enjoyable journey.” —Publishers Weekly
“The characters haunted my dreams...I thought about this book constantly.” —Long and Short Reviews
“I loved the book. I'm looking forwards to many more in this series.” —Night Owl Reviews, Reviewer Top Pick
“Fast-paced paranormal romance with fantastic world-building.” —The Book Girl
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sara Humphreys has been attracted to the fantasies of science fiction, paranormal, and romance since her adolescence when she had a mad crush on Captain Kirk. An actress and public speaker, Sara lives in Bronxville, NY, with her husband, who is very considerate of her double life, and four amazing boys. For more information about her books and to join her street team, please visit www.sarahumphreys.com or follow her on Twitter, @AuthorSara.
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