Savage Readers- Author Interview with Sai Marie

Bleeding Words into Tantalizing Tales

saibleednovelsSai Marie is an author/writer, activist, and independent journalist. She resides in the Great Pacific Northwest where she enjoys the flora, fauna, action, and adventure that bred the Pioneer Spirit. Sai possesses a heart for advocacy, animals, the environment, and great imagination and is sure to capture your attention with something for everyone.

Poet. Novelist. Crafter of Worlds with Words.
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51xuwicg1ylCan you tell me about your book(s) or series? 

Of the two I mentioned, I suppose it’s easiest to use the synopsis? But, Embracing His Empire is about a young woman who is stolen from her homeland and brought to another kingdom. She discovers that some of the things she believed about her life are not quite what they seemed but as she is the captive of a King she soon finds herself immersed in his culture and emotions begin stirring. Forbidden Fantasies is a paranormal romance surrounding a college student who by accident discovers she has a genetic defect and a battle for the soul of a city ensues. In the middle of this, she becomes the unexpected target of an ancient demon-slayer and has to figure out how to deal with her newfound shortcomings while coming to terms with him.

What do/does the title(s) mean? Is there any special meaning behind it?51xjw16ubl

Embracing His Empire was originally In Empires and Embraces, and the play on words is to emphasize what the protagonist does throughout the story. Either because she feels she has to or because it is what is honest. Forbidden Fantasies was titled this from the start and it came to me instantly the moment I visualized the character. It was like I knew the whole story would be based on a fantasy ideal that was forbidden and maybe shouldn’t have been?

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

As a profession, when I was 26. I had talked about it as a young girl but when I really knew I could do it was when I decided to begin.

What inspired you to write your first book?

NaNoWriMo.

Where did you get your inspiration for your stories?

Oh, this is a hard one to answer. They come from all over. In some cases its like a character just bursts from my head such as Athena did Zeus, but other times I see something in life or nature and think hmm, what about this as a story….

How long does it take you to write a book?

This is a variable answer. Sometimes it is 14 days. Sometimes it takes years. Longest is 10 years shortest 14 days.

What is your work schedule like when you’re writing? How do you balance daily life with writing?

I get up in the morning to dedicate time to writing and other elements of that side of work; marketing, design, etc. The rest of the day is allocated to errands and then more writing again toward the evening.

51i0vo54w2lWhat would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

I create soundtracks for each character.

How do your books get published?

First, independently but then I got accepted to a house.

What does your family think of your writing?

They understand that I am driven by it and that it is my job that pays the bills.

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?

That I was exceptionally talented at fantasy and scifi.

What is the first book that made you cry?

Oh, I don’t even remember. Lots have.

Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?

Yes, and most of my readers are kind and supportive. I’m sure many of them want more books from me as they let me know this often.

Do you listen to music when you write? If so, do you create a Playlist for your books?

Yes, and yes.41lxxadmi6l

Who are your favorite authors?

Anne Rice, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Karen Marie Moning, Laurell K Hamilton, Sherrilyn Kenyon.

Not all writers write all the time. Do you have favorite movies or TV shows?

Yes, right now The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix and The Haunting of Bly Manor are my most recent faves. I also really enjoyed Ratched.

Any hobbies?

Swimming, hiking, photography.

Any other info you would like to share?

I’m also an activist and an independent journalist. I work for a company called Protest Livestream and I really enjoy supporting free speech and the efforts to maintain equality in the United States.

Please list any upcoming releases or events here, including takeovers and online events.

None at this time, but I am looking into some takeover possibilities. If any popup I use my events tab on my FB author page to list them well in advance. You can also check my Amazon author page for updates on events.

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