For my first author interview, I have the great pleasure to chat with Savannah Hill. I met Savannah just a few months after I was published for the first time. She is also signed with etopiaPress and I am so thankful for her friendship. Not only is she an amazing author but she is kind and thoughtful and her support is never ending!
(J’s Comments- Her first novel, Paramour for the Devil, really rocked my world! )
Savannah’s Bio- Savannah Hill is an erotic romance novelist. Her first novel, Paramour for the Devil, is the story that invaded her dreams until the final chapter was written. She is currently writing the sequel to Paramour, Seducing the Devil.
She lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her man, the love of her life, and spends her days chasing their toddler boy who loves to giggle.
Get to know Savannah a bit better through this short set of questions and then be sure to go one click her book baby and follow her on all her sites so you’ll be the first to know when her next works are released!
1.When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I started writing romance for fun in 6th grade. Writing and publishing a full-length novel has always been my dream.
2.How long does it take you to write a book?
My first novel took around 9 months, but I’ve stepped up the timeframe for the sequel. Hopefully, I can finish future novels in less time.
3.What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?
I work full-time from home as an admin asst. for a medical marijuana clinic, and I take care of our toddler boy. I find time to write whenever I can. (Usually at night) The story is always running in the back of my mind.
(J’s Comments- Whew! A toddler and working full time from home, girl you are one busy lady!)
4.What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I don’t know if I really have one. I like to write shocking things that ultimately draw two lovers together, since that’s what I like to read or see in movies. A disturbing scene that leads the characters to a sweet love scene. I’m in love with romance, so I love story-plotting for my characters.
5.Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
The ideas come from getting lost in their world for a while. The longer I’m in their lives, the more I get to know the characters. They really do live in my head like real people. For research, I use Google, it’s so easy.
6.When did you write your first book and how old were you?
I wrote a lot of fun stories for my friends to read (We like to have a few drinks and do “story-hour” where we read out loud to each other.) Then, when I had my son, I was always home, so I decided to use the time to actually complete a full-length erotic romance novel. (I was 28 when I started writing it. I’m 29 now.)
7.What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I love talking to my man. He’s smart and makes me laugh so hard. I also love my friends so much. We are all like a huge family. They miss spending time with me when I’m writing, but I LOVE to get lost my romance stories for days or weeks (which is required to write a full-length book). Sometimes it’s hard to balance real-life with my passion for writing.
(J’s Comments- Seriously, I feel you! And I love hearing about good men who keep their ladies happy!)
8.What does your family think of your writing?
They really thought I’d write a raunchy comedy or something. A violent erotic romance was not what they expected. My fathers are hoping I’ll write a m/m romance in the future. I don’t think I could pull that off.
(J’s comments- OHH My Gee! You so should! I know you could do it beautifully! )
9.What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
I have some realllly messed up thoughts sometimes. When it’s 4 in the morning, and I’ve been writing for 8 or more hours, I tend to black out a little during my writing sessions. There’s a scene from Paramour for the Devil I didn’t remember writing where the main female bites off a monster named Killclaw’s penis when he tries to rape her. I thought, Holy crap, this is disturbing stuff!
(J’s Comments- Mmmhmm, I so understand! After I finish some of the …rougher stuff… I sit and wring my hands for days wondering what readers will think. )
10.How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
I’ve written one full-length book (Paramour for the Devil) and one novella (Unchained Love) so far. They’re both part of their own series, so I have a lot of future projects in the works. Seducing the Devil is the next book in the Hawthorne Witches Series, and Broken Slave is book two in the Bound in Bloodlust series.
(J’s Comments- I LOVED Paramour for the Devil and am trying to wait for Unchained love, but I’m getting antsy!)
11.Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?
I do talk to readers a lot, and it’s so much fun. At the same time, it feels sort of strange since I’m so close with these characters. And now the readers are close with them too (even closer to some secondary characters than I am), so they each have their own spin on the story, which is just the most incredible thing. It feels like my dreams have come true.
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