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What was your favorite book as a child?
Do I really have to choose just one? If we’re talking younger childhood, I really loved a Little Golden Book called Where Did the Baby Go? My mom would read that one to me over and over again, and she always said I looked like the little girl in the story. I still read that book to my girls today.
Now, if we’re talking middle childhood, I’ll tell you I was obsessed with the American Girl books. Molly was my favorite, mostly because she wore glasses like me. That was back when there were only like five main historical dolls. Okay, now I feel old . . .
What book did you read that first made you want to be an author?
This question should ask what “books,” as in plural, as in multiple, as in so many great authors and their stories inspired me to write my own. I do, however, want to give special recognition to Shannon Dittemore (Angel Eyes trilogy) and Kiera Cass (The Selection series). These mamas of young kids shared their stories of writing while mothering. Both of these ladies really inspired and motivated me. If they could write and brainstorm during 1 a.m. feedings, then so could I!
What was the last book you read, just for fun?
Ugh, I miss reading. No, really. They don’t tell you when you become a published author that your leisure reading time goes down to negative zero. (Yes, that’s a number). I’ve just turned in my third manuscript for the Unblemished trilogy and am just now getting back to reading just to read. And, of course, I picked up The Evaporation of Sofi Snow by Mary Weber. One of my favorite authors plus a music inspired novel equals a read that’s sure to get me out of this reading slump I’ve been in for over a year.
What books are currently on your nightstand?
My first hard copy of Unraveling, The Evaporation of Sofi Snow, the Bible, and Six by Seuss (for my kids, of course).
What upcoming release are you most looking forward to?
Well it won’t be out for a while, but the lovely Nadine Brandes has a novel in the works that’s sure to be unforgettable!
More about Unraveling by Sara Ella:
One kiss changed her future. Can another alter her past?
Eliyana Ember doesn’t believe in true love. Not anymore. After all she’s been through between capturing the Void and saving the Second Reflection, El only trusts what’s right in front of her. The tangible. The real. Not some unexplained Kiss of Infinity she once shared with the ghost of a boy she’s trying to forget. She has more important things to worry about—like becoming queen of the Second Reflection, a role she is so not prepared to fill.
But why does she feel like something—or someone—Is missing?
When the Callings, those powerful magical gifts, become threatened, Eliyana discovers her connection with Ky Rhyen may have something to do with it. El needs answers before the Callings disappear altogether. Can she find a way to sever her tie with Ky without killing him, and keep herself from truly falling for him in the process?
Not so long ago, Sara Ella dreamed she would marry a prince (just call her Mrs. Charming) and live in a castle (aka The Plaza Hotel). Though her fairy tale didn’t quite turn out as planned, she did work for Disney—that was an enchanted moment of its own. Now she spends her days throwing living room dance parties for her two princesses and conquering realms of her own imaginings. She believes “Happily Ever After is Never Far Away” for those who put their faith in the King of kings.