Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Interview with author Sandy Wolters

I am very happy to welcome Sandy Wolters to my blog today!
Sandy is an author and a blogger.  Her genre of choice is contemporary romance and romance/suspense/thriller, both with a ghostly paranormal twist.  She hosts a blog called Sandy's Spotlight that introduces fabulous authors to avid readers every other Friday.

Please leave a comment for Sandy below and help me welcome Sandy Wolters!

I would like to start out by saying how great it is to be on a blog called Warrior Princess!  The lead female characters in my books are fierce.  Now they are being introduced by a fierce blog hostess.  Does it get any better than that?

What genre(s) do you write?

To date, I've written three books. 

My first, Maggie Mae, is a steamy contemporary romance with a ghostly paranormal twist.

My second, Justice For Emily, is a steamy romance/suspense/thriller with a ghostly paranormal twist. 

My third, A Brother's Love, is a romance/suspense/thriller with a ghostly paranormal twist.  The steam level in this book is very low for those that prefer less explicit sensual content.

I'm really excited because I've just started my fourth book, Soul Mates, that will be mainly a steamy historical romance with some pretty cool magic thrown in. 

Are you a plotter or a pantser?

I could never outline a book before writing it.  I never know where a book or characters will take me.  That's half the fun!  I really enjoy letting the characters come to life and see what kind of circumstances they find themselves in. 

What do you hope readers take with them after reading one of your stories?

The paranormal in my books is a little different than the norm these days.  I like vampires and werewolves, but I just don't know enough about them to write a good story. 

My paranormal deals with the loss of character's loved ones, and those loved ones coming back to help those left behind in a time of crisis.  In some cases, they come back to interfere with personal relationships.  I love writing about ghosts, how they interact with people, how they can give us signs that they're alright.

When not writing, how do you relax?

Relax?  Hang on a minute.  I have to go look that word up.  Oh, so that's what that means.  LOL  I love to read.  I've started a blog called, Sandy's Spotlight, that introduces fabulous authors to avid readers.  I had never been involved in a book discussion before, but was recently invited to one.  It was wonderful to have interaction with the author about the book I had read.  It was also really great to see how readers interpreted characters and situations that the author had a completely different take on.

Please tell us 5 miscellaneous facts about yourself.

1)  I enjoy camping in a tent, fishing, hiking, looking for wildlife.
2)  I absolutely love old movies, Gaslight, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, anything with John Wayne in it. 
3)  I've recently found out that I am addicted to my computer.
4)  I love to read.  My first love is romance, but my tastes are very eclectic just as they are with movies.  I like suspense, thrillers, horror, you name it, I will give it a try.  I've just recently finished my first Sci-fi novel and loved it!  Who'd have thought?
5)  I'm a chocoholic. 

You can connect with Sandy Wolters here:

Website:  www.sandywolters.weebly.com
Sandy's Spotlight Blog:  http://sandywolters.weebly.com/sandys-spotlight.html
Twitter:  @SandyWolters
Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4772120.Sandy_Wolters
FaceBook:  Sandy Wolters, Tempe Arizona

Here are a few bites for you to enjoy from Sandy Wolters

Justice For Emily:
Rachael Merchant, a Phoenix Homicide Detective, is running from the images of her last case that are embedded deep in her soul. Before her journey is over, she will find herself embroiled in a twisted murder investigation that involves the Chief of Police of Brownwood, Texas, as the main suspect. Officer Patrick Sheehan will do whatever it takes to keep Rachael near him to get Justice For Emily.

Purchase Links for Justice For Emily:
Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Justice-For-Emily-ebook/dp/B004VB8QJG
B&N:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/justice-for-emily-sandy-wolters/1100125648
Smashwords:  http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/51639

A Brother's Love:
Unable to locate FBI Special Agent Pilar Campos, the woman that killed his brother, Boone Baker, the leader of the Snowflake Militia Group, goes to extreme measures to draw her out in the open. In one fell swoop, he will destroy her life as she knows it. Will she be strong enough to continue on, or will he get his wish and kill her?

Purchase links for A Brother's Love:
Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/A-Brothers-Love-ebook/dp/B005CDAFOG
B&N:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-brothers-love-sandy-wolters/1104361637
Smashwords:  http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/73103


  1. Bernadette, the blog is beautiful! Thanks so much for having me on.

  2. Sandy,

    I'm a Charlton Heston fan, myself, but John Wayne's cool too. Nice interview. Keep up the good work.

  3. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment, Scott.

    Being from Arizona, I have to stick with John Wayne. For a woman, it just doesn't get much more macho than that.