Tuesday, February 9, 2010


We're happy to have Sandra Soookoo with us today talking about her new release "The Trouble with Love."
Click on the photo to the left to visit the author's or publisher's website. Read on to learn more about Sandra and her book...

1) How did this story come to you?
This was one of the first books I’d completed. I thought it would be funny to write about a woman who had a secret admirer as well as another guy who was interested in her at the same time.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
It crashed and burned on the contest circuit & got shredded in a critique group. When I casually subbed it to Desert Breeze, the editor loved it immediately and offered a contract. Guess you shouldn’t give up on a book

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
I can’t bake cakes very well. My favorite book to read of all time is Jurassic Park but I can’t read it before bedtime because I’ll have nightmares. I secretly find writing love scenes a bit easier to write than fight scenes

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
Right now, I’m working on my third full length paranormal/fantasy book dealing with dragons. What’s next? Anything’s possible but most likely it’ll be another paranormal novella (if the first one finds a home)

5) Parting comments?
Keep plugging away. Keep writing. If you give up because things get hard or uncomfortable, you’re only hurting yourself.

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
My website: http://www.sandrasookoo. I’m also on Facebook and Twitter. Both links are on my website homepage.

21 comments:

  1. Sandi, I can't believe anything you wrote crashed and burned. As for critique circuits, I'm critical of them myself. I'm reading Not Just Make Believe right now and I love your writing. I'm not finished yet, but I love the first person voice you captured with Andrea in the novel and I'm looking forward to reading this one by you, too!

    Smiles
    Steph

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  2. This author has a wide range of things she writes about. How fun!
    lwileyfamily@wildblue.net

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  3. "The Trouble With Love" sound so interesting and I'm so glad you didn't give on up it. I love "Jurassic Park" but haven't had nightmares about it, thankfully. I've never read a paranormal/fantasy book, but do enjoy reading some fantasy books and about dragons. I would dearly love to win a copy of your book. I wish you great luck with your future books and thanks for letting K. Dawn interview you.

    bgrider2@cox.net

    Beverly Grider

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  4. Thanks everyone :-) I love writing across genres and heat levels. It keeps my brain fresh so I don't get bored. I guess if, as an author, I'm delivering the same thing over and over, I'm not doing my job for my readers :-)

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. LOL I HATE writing fight scenes. Love scenes are so much easier. Can't wait to read this one Sandi!

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  6. "The Trouble with Love."
    sounds wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway. augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thank you.

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  7. I really would like to know the trouble with love. What better way to find out then to read your book. The Trouble With Love is exactly what I like to read. Truthfully I like a lot of other genres. I liked Jurassic Park, I also like Journey To The Center of The Earth.
    Mary :0)

    mricksen@att.net

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  8. Plugging away seems to be the secret formula for most writers. It's a good thing you kept at it, Sandra. Congrats on your release

    tpinson.co(at)netzero.net

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  9. Hi Sandi!

    Jurassic Park? I didn't read the book but saw it at the theater...my friends had to drag me out by my arms, i could barely walk i was so terrified....lol....looking forward to reading another of your books, i love them all!!

    carrie

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  10. Congratulations on the book Sandra. I love reading your work.

    barbaranelson@bigpond.com.au

    Barb

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  11. Sandi,

    I have to agree with Steph because I have several of your books and they are wonderful. I must get my hands on this book

    Have a good day

    Walk in harmony,
    Melinda

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  12. thank you for the grea pep talk. Will keep trying! Awesome giveaway :O)

    estrella8888 at roadrunner dot com

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  13. Ooh, sounds like a good story! Please enter me!

    writer_weaver at yahoo dot com

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  14. Wow you guys! Thanks so much for dropping by and showing the love! :-) I'm so glad those of you that have read my books love them. That's the greatest compliment I can receive. :-) And for those that haven't read my work, I encourage you to start today! :-)

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  15. Thanks for the encouragement to keep plugging away no matter what happens.
    jchrisrich@aol.com

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  16. Love to win this book. Thanks.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  17. Love the premise! I'm glad you didn't give up, and followed through with your dream.
    Would love to read The Trouble with Love!
    cate.masters@gmail.com

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  18. So the book failed in contests and was battered in crit groups. That suggests it wasn't a cookie cutter romance novel with attendance to the mile long 'don't do' lists of writing 'rules' that every best seller writer ignores.

    I'm glad you have the courage to believe in your stories and writing. Kudos to you!

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  19. Abi, Cate, Liza, thanks for stopping by and for the kind words. Thanks esp. Liza. It means alot. I do try not to be "cookie cutter" :-) Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn't.

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  20. All the stories sound so interesting. Can't wait to read them.

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  21. Thanks scrapbookangel :-)

    I'd like to announce that I've drawn the random name...and the winner of the PDF is Beverly! I'll be contacting you shortly.

    Thanks everyone for stopping by and I do hope you'll make your way to my website and pick up a book :-)

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