Please give a warm welcome to author Sadie Moss
Tell us a bit about yourself
I live in Chicago with my hubby and our beautiful, crazy puppy. (I hate winter, but the summers here are wonderful!) I’m addicted to Brooklyn 99, and I love reading, drinking craft beer, and writing. I’m a bit of a homebody, and I also have a thing for buying random kitchen gadgets I’ll probably only use once.
Have you always wanted to become an author?
Yes! I’ve been writing stories since I was a little kid. And growing up, I read everything I could get my hands on, which is what made me realize how big of an impact books can have on people. They open up our minds and souls, and let us live a million different lives!
In early 2018, I decided to pursue my dream and start publishing for real. It’s been a wild and crazy ride so far, and I’ve loved every minute of it (even the really hard ones).
What was your inspiration for your current book/series?
This one came to me as the germ of an idea – just an image, really. I don’t want to say what the image was because it’d be a bit of a spoiler. But I told my husband about it, and the look on his face convinced me I had to write it.
From there, it expanded out to what will be a four book series. I looooove shifter books, and this is sort of a different take on the genre.
Ideas often hit me late at night, just as I’m drifting off to sleep, so I have a notebook next to the bed to jot them down so I don’t forget. But with this series, I find myself staying up way too late, plotting and planning new scenes and ideas.
The first book, Wolf Hunted, will release Feb 21.
What are you working on now?
I’m almost done writing Wolf Called, book two of The Laster Shifter series. Then I’ll move on to books 3 and 4. I like to write a series all in a row instead of jumping back and forth between multiple series – I get so consumed by whatever I’m working on that I sort of ‘binge write’ the same way I binge read. 🙂 I need to keep writing until I get to the end, you know? It’s hard for me to stop until the whole story is told.
That being said, I had another plot bunny attack me with its tiny little fangs a month ago, and I’ve started writing another series alongside The Last Shifter. I’m working on that one more slowly, but it’s been so much fun! It’ll be a reverse harem paranormal rom-com, and I’m sooo excited about it! I’ve been craving comedy in my life lately, and I think everybody could use a little more laughter.
Do you have any quirks while writing?
Hmm, they tend to change from book to book or series to series. For some books, I NEED music – often I’ll have one or two albums that I listen to over and over. And for other books, I can’t listen to anything while I write. I just need it to be me and my thoughts, and the sounds of the keyboard.
What are your hopes for the future?
Okay, my big big big hope? I would love it if I could earn enough to support me and my husband. He already works so hard to help and support my dream, on top of his regular job—and it would be really incredible if the two of us could work together on this full-time. He’s my best friend and can always make me laugh, so I don’t think we’d drive each other too crazy working together, lol!
Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?
Remember why you wanted to tell stories in the first place. Keep that close to your heart all the time. There will definitely be some ups and downs, moments where you doubt yourself and question everything, and moments where you feel on top of the world. But through it all, just remember how amazing what you’re doing is.
Do you have anything to say to your fans?
Thank you thank you thank you thank youuuuuuu!! Thank you for reading, supporting, and cheering me on in this journey so far. The first time someone messaged me saying she liked my books, I almost fell off my chair. I definitely cried. It’s one of the most amazing feelings in the world.
I’ll keep trying to write worlds and characters you can fall in love with. I love you all!