Tuesday, January 31, 2012

HEIDI'S PICK SIX: Sandra Sookoo

HEIDI'S PICK SIX


Sandra Sookoo


1. Which of your characters is your favorite?

2. Tell me about your travels.
Hmm, well, I travelled to the tiny Caribbean island of Trinidad to meet my husband. The only place west of the Mississippi I’ve been is St. Louis. And my favorite place of all time to vacation is Walt Disney World.


3. Coffee, tea, or milk?
Tea. Though I love brewing coffee just for the wonderful aroma, I’m a tea girl—iced or hot it doesn’t matter. As for milk, I don’t take it in my tea either, and don’t drink it. It makes me shiver—and not in a good way. Chalk it up to bad memories from growing up when my siblings and I had to drink powdered milk.


4. What else can you do besides write?
I’m a baker. I always joke that if I get stuck or stalled with a particular scene in writing, I pop into the kitchen and bake. There’s something about engaging my brain while cooking that allows it to work out the problems in the writing.


5. Who are you reading right now?
6. Pop culture or academia?

7. What is the toughest scene you ever wrote?
The toughest scene? That would have to be in Dragons at Dawn, when my hero (or anti-hero in this book) struggles with a decision on whether to kill the heroine’s mother or not after the woman mortally wounded the heroine. In one respect, going through with the act would put him beyond redemption, but on the other hand, not going through with it showed he had some compassion after all. I teetered on that scene for days.


8. Where do you find your inspirations to write?
9. Food you could eat everyday.
10. Are you into sports or other physical activities?
11. What kind of music speaks to you?

12. Do you outline your stories or do they just take you along for the ride?
I’m a big fan of the outline. Why? It’s like a roadmap of sorts while I write. Sometimes they’re in-depth, sometimes not. When I actually get in and write the story, the characters will do or say something that changes the course of the outline and that’s okay. I just alter it and move forward. I also find that for me, it keeps me from boxing myself in a corner.


13. Celebrity crush.
14. Who are the biggest influences on your work?

15. Do you still watch cartoons?
Absolutely! I think cartoons are a great creative outlet, and some of them are just mindless entertainment that makes me laugh. Looney Tunes are still my favorite.


Sandra Sookoo is a writer of romantic fiction. Her portfolio includes historical, contemporary, sci-fi and paranormal romances in full-length books as well as shorts and novellas. No matter if the heat level is spicy or sweet, she loves to blend genres and often times will add humor.

When not immersed in creating new worlds and interesting characters, Sandra likes to read, bake and travel. Her favorite place to spend vacation hours is Walt Disney World. It’s where dreams come true and the soul can play. If she’s not writing, she’s keeping things interesting at her Believing is Seeing blog or spending time with her husband, who patiently answers questions she has about men and/or sci-fi-related subjects.

You can write to Sandra at sandrasookoo@yahoo.com, visit her website at www.sandrasookoo.com or look her up on Facebook and Twitter. All links are provided on the front page of her website.

Find Sandra online at these links:

WEBSITE - http://www.sandrasookoo.com


- http://www.facebook.com/sandra.sookoo




- http://twitter.com/sandrasookoo



- Believing is Seeing - http://sandrasookoo.wordpress.com


BLURB for Fractured
What happens when beauty is the beast?

Major Rick Keenan has a near-impossible mission: repair his broken shuttle, rescue a missing crew member and get off an almost-dead planet. Angry that the U.S. is discontinuing the space program, he wants to find a discovery that will revise the government's position. Unfortunately, that discovery might just kill him.

Marin is one of the last of her people. Forced to flee to the planet in her childhood, she's kept herself hidden away in darkness, safe in a castle-like fortress, only coming out when she needs to feed--from human blood. Convinced she'll never fit in, she shuns all contact, yet taking Rick hostage as a food source chips away at her perceptions.

Though their differences threaten to tear them apart, their humanity binds them together. In a world where only the strong and determined survive, does a happily ever after stand a chance?


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3 comments:

  1. Sandra, not only do we share a love of SF Romance, but also of Disney World!!

    My family has gone on an annual trip there since I was three. And, I've worked there twice, once when I dragged my husband down there after we got married. It was like a year-long honeymoon.

    Thanks for picking six!

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  2. Thanks for having me on the blog today Heidi!

    Woot for loving Disney World! I'm having major Disney withdrawals and can't wait until our next vacation :-)

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  3. Great PICK SIX! As much as I don't like cooking, there is just something about that quiet moment where the brain just clears the clutter and speaks to you. Thanks for sharing!

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