Notes from An Alien

~ Explorations In Writing { and reading and publishing } ~

Author Interview ~ Sarah E. Glenn

This is the second author Mini-Interview taken from the weekly newsletter on Book Island in the virtual world, Second Life.

If you decide to join Second Life (it’s free), you can visit Sarah Glenn’s shop on Book Island.

On with the interview :-)

So, Sarah, when did you start writing?

Very young, not sure how old. I loved reading so much as a child, I couldn’t imagine a more noble pursuit than writing. Still can’t. My first stories were comic book stories. I wrote and drew.

What were your early writings about?

I began with horse stories, witch stories, and Betty and Veronica. I prefer Betty, BTW. Later, I matured to the X-Men. My non-artistic writing era started with Zelazny fanfiction. I love the original Amber series.

Would you tell us a bit about your “writing habits”?

My habits… I put off writing for as long as I can. When the guilt and internal pressure get high enough–or I have a deadline–I begin writing. I continue until the scene is done, or I am ready to Run Screaming Into the Night (TM). I do this again and again until I’m finished.

When were you published?

Non-fiction: I self-published newsletters for two Pagan groups. Later, I started political blogging for Bluegrass Roots, now defunct. Biggest thrill: live blogging from the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, CO.

Wow, I bet that was way interesting

And, your fiction?

I started getting short stories published in the early 00’s. I write horror and mystery stories. Most are funny, but not all of them. My first novel, All This and Family, Too, has just been published by Pill Hill Press.

Congratulations and, please, tell us about your book.

All This and Family, Too is the story of a vampire who moves into a gated community and discovers that the true name of horror is “Neighborhood Association”. She must face it with the help of her loving but equally unconventional family. It’s a tale of extraordinary people in ordinary circumstances.

There are a lot of brooding vampires out there with both angst and income of unknown origin. My characters never brood for undefined reasons. Vampires were all human once, and mine have human problems… whether they want them or not.

I love it, “extraordinary people in ordinary circumstances” :-)

Sarah, thanks so much for taking the time to share a bit about your writing life and your book!!


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5 responses to “Author Interview ~ Sarah E. Glenn

  1. tsonoda148 July 10, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    “My habits… I put off writing for as long as I can. When the guilt and internal pressure get high enough–or I have a deadline–I begin writing” <—–Loved reading this! I do the very same thing, but in my grad school work. It makes for some sweaty brows.
    Thanks for sharing with us Sarah!
    And thank you, Alex, for posting these interviews of writers, their successes and their practices.


  2. Alexander M Zoltai July 11, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Well, Terri, you’re very welcome :-)


  3. Sarah G July 11, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    I’m glad someone else has had this same experience! :)


  4. Alexander M Zoltai July 11, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    ain’t it great?



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