Sarah Tormey’s Recipe for Romance:
Wit, humor, and a rakish hero determined to risk everything to win the heart of the woman he loves.
I discovered this most talented author through her blog and fell in love with the first chapter of her Historical Romance, Flirting with Scandal. I immediately contacted Sarah Tormey to ask for an interview and she kindly agreed to answer some questions pertaining to her experience on “both sides” of the publishing industry. At last, the interview is ready, and I am now super excited to share this with everyone!
You worked for several years at Random House as a mass merchandise sales representative. Could you share a bit of your experience with us? What did you do exactly?
Could you tell us about your historical romance, Flirting with Scandal?
Why did you set this story in the Regency Era?
My experience working with RWA while I was working on the other side of the publishing industry played a large part in my decision to take the leap to full-time aspiring writer. I knew before I made the transition that the romance community was a supportive, encouraging group of writers and readers. I had been to the Romance Writers of America® national conference in the past for my job and witnessed this first hand. Thus, one of the first things I did when I joined RWA® this past fall was to also join my local chapter in New York City and then a few months later, The Beau Monde. I would recommend that anyone who is interested in writing romance join RWA and your local chapter. Even if you don’t attend the meetings, I find that it is nice to have a support group to share your successes and your setbacks.
Excerpt from Flirting with Scandal
Charlotte Ashton stared in wide-eyed horror as Nathaniel White rounded the corner at the far end of the otherwise empty hallway. Breathless at the mere thought of coming face to face with the notorious rake, Charlotte did what any other reasonable eighteen-year-old daughter of an earl would do.
She sought refuge in the nearby window dressings. Read more here.
If you have any questions for Sarah Tormey, please leave a comment. She’ll be checking in throughout the day.