We’re happy to have debut author Sarah Parr with us today. Her Giorgian Historical Romance, RENEGADE, is on the shelves now! As part of her celebration, Sarah is giving an autographed copy of her book to a lucky commenter.
This is Friday morning, and I’m adding a note that the random generator chose Donnell as the lucky winner of Sarah’s book! Congratulations, Donnell!
Tell us your call story. How did it happen for you?
My call story – I have been writing for only a couple years. I finished one manuscript and then began some research. Kensington sounded like a great publisher and I read about their debut author program. I signed up for RWA in Dallas and managed to land an appointment with Hilary Sares. From January to July I completed my second manuscript. Hilary was amazing. We talked, I found her after the interview and we talked some more. I listened to her suggestions, made a couple changes and sent her the manuscript. She bought both. RENEGADE, which just debuted in June, was my first book.
Did you have an agent when you first sold?
No. I signed with Roberta Brown the following month.
We’d love to know all about the type of books you write.
I write historical romance adventure, real page turners. My time period is the Georgian – from early 1700’s until the end of the century. As for location, RENEGADE begins in Constantinople, my second book takes place partially in Bermuda. Both also include England.
How long were you writing and how many books did you write before you sold?
Can you tell us about your debut book? What is it about and what genre is it?
RENEGADE is a fast paced page turner with Jonathon, a sexy alpha hero captain and Jaline, a slave he rescues. It includes passion, mystery, action and suspense. The story begins in 1762 in Constantinople when Jonathon wins Jaline in a game of dice. The more he learns about her, the more he is intrigued. Jaline, on the other hand, has a hard time trusting anyone, she has been betrayed so many times. It is their story as they find their way, fight for each other, and solve an ancient mystery.
What are your plans for the future? What more can we look forward to from you?
My second book, a stand alone but linked story comes out in July 2010. It is the story of Jonathon and Jaline’s son. Kensington has expressed an interest in a third book. I love history and will continue to write it, along with other stories as the inspiration strikes!
Finally, do you have a website where readers can go to see what you have in the pipeline, or learn more about your upcoming debut release?
I do! Newsletter, website, trailers, book information, blog, giveaways and more are available at www.sarahparr.com.