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Please introduce yourself, who are you and what do you do?
Hi, my name is Sarah Vistica. Currently I live in Northern California with my Chihuahua mix Mocha. I am the author of the Young Adult paranormal romance Whisper. My favorite times of the year are winter and summer. I love overcast skies and exploring the Victorian and Medieval Eras. I love to explore tourist mansions and castles. When I am not engulfed in writing my next novel, I spend time with family and friends, reading, watching movies, and working on my acting career. I was a retail sales associate, but now I focus on writing and acting.
What first inspired you to start writing?
I was first inspired to start writing twice. The very first time I was thirteen years old and I didn’t like the direction my favorite television show was taking the love story of the main character and her boyfriend, so I started to write a script on how I wanted it to be and I wanted to send it, but never actually finished it. The official first time true writing inspiration struck, I was reading a book and from that an idea sparked and it went from there.
And what drew you to gothic romance?
I think what first drew me to gothic romance is the darker tone to the romance side of the story, it is always a true opposites attract love story. I guess you could say I am a gothic romantic at heart. There is an element of mystery and allure. I have noticed with the novels I have read labeled as gothic romance, they are unpredictable. You don’t know which direction the story is headed.
Which author do you most admire and why?
I think currently the author I most admire is Kelly Creagh because she has created the true definition of a gothic romance with a twist on a darker side of romance. Though the famous poet Edgar Allen Poe is actually her base for the story. As an author she knows how to draw people into the story, but incorporating realistic history within a fictional world. Not to mention she knows how to quench my love of gothic romance.
Where do your best ideas come from?
My best ideas honestly come from watching movies and reading books. The very first book I wrote which is still a work in progress, came from reading a book. The story of that book is completely different, but a question popped into my head and a story idea was created. I also get ideas from my own life experience and from the experience of others. Basically, my ideas come from all over.
What was the last book you enjoyed?
The last book I enjoyed is a dystopian novel called the Elite by Kiera Cass. It is worth reading and is definitely not the same as other dystopian stories.
How do your books stand out compared to others in your genre?
My books stand out compared to others in my genre because my books are not what you would usually find coming from other writers. I tend to write books that are out of the ordinary. My books have unusual and strange twists and turns with the plot and characters I don’t see happening with a lot of other books in the same genre.
What are you working on at the moment?
At the moment I am working on a book I wrote four years ago. It hasn’t taken me that long to write the book, it has been more of off and on work. I am back to it until I have a final copy of the book worthy enough in my mind to be seen by the public. It is another paranormal story and the character in the story is sent to a different dimension of the world she lives in. There is some tragedy that adds an emotion filled element to the story and I really love this story because there are some major plot and character twists in the story I can’t share with anyone. This book is currently planned to possibly be a trilogy.
Tell us about your latest work and how we can find out more.
My latest work is a young adult paranormal (ghost story)/gothic/dark romance. You can read an excerpt below.
Avaya Emerson has no memory of the night her parents died. Now an orphan she moves in with her isolated Uncle James deep in the woods of Vermont. Where her new life is not what she expected. When she meets Nate his familiar presence draws her in. His resemblance is undeniably similar to a guy in her dreams and Luken Vandersen who mysteriously vanished 127 years ago.
She discovers a strange shadow in the woods watching her and a girl she can’t see wants her to disappear. The closer Avaya comes to learning the truth about Nate, Luken Vandersen’s disappearance and her own tortured memory coming back her life is in greater danger than she can imagine.
Even though Avaya faces haunts and trials with the help of others she has one fight she must handle alone.
To learn more about Whisper and my other books visit my blogsite at: http://www.sarahvistica.blogspot.com
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