Winter is coming!

I know, I know, that  was a shoddy Game of Thrones joke. My lame attempt at getting more site hits with an awesome title. Maybe if I called it Winter is Coming Back and Trump’s Hair Needs a Hat, then I could capitalize on two very popular topics.

As it is, we will have to settle for my favorite topic: Books! And their authors.

Winter isn’t coming. It’s here. Sarah Winter, that is. And she’s ready to play 10 for 10 on this lovely Wednesday.



First a quick introduction: Sarah lives in Wyoming with her husband, their two sons, and a growing menagerie of reptiles and amphibians. She can usually be found with the computer in her lap and the TV on in the background. Her debut novel, Snowbound, was a Quarter-Finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest, and her second, Over the Line, was published in June 2015 by Kindle Press.



Well then, come on in and take a seat. it’s time to play The Author Challenge:  Let’s see if Sarah Winter can Answer 10 Questions in 10 Words.

  1. Hi there. It’s a tough writing day ahead. What are you wearing?
    For a tough day, jammies. Comfort is necessary.
  2. We’ve all read bad books for the right reasons. What’s the worst book you read, and why?
    Fifty Shades Of Grey. I am the reigning Grand High Poobah of God-Awful Entertainment.
  3. Here’s a two-parter. You’ve been hired to write an episode in a popular TV series. You must introduce a new character and create a plot twist.
    What’s the show and name of character? (It’s okay to abbreviate show title.)
    Doctor Who, character is a sassy American named Sophie.
    B. What’s the plot twist?
    Travels to Whitechapel District, catch Jack the Ripper pre-spree.
  1. Reading aloud can be sexy- or daunting. I want you to read to me. What do you choose and why?
    Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech. Beautiful book, simply written.
  1. List ten unique things on or around your writing space.
    glucometer, remote, mug, spoon, Pepto, Oreo, ewer, acetone, Outlander, notebook
  1. For your book to become a best seller and make you bazillions, you have to lose one of the following: a leg, an arm, your vision, your spouse. Which do you choose?
    A leg. Easy choice.
  1. A famous NYC deli is naming a sandwich after you, what is it called and what’s in it?
    The Remfire Club. Turkey, bacon, provolone, onions, bell peppers, mayo, on Italian bread.
  1. Get in the car of your dreams and race me. What are we driving and where are we?
    Panther Pink 1971 Plymouth ‘Cuda. Bonneville salt flats.
  2. Write your life’s story—so far—in ten words.
    Had a life plan. Had more fun fucking it up.
  3. Go to your current WIP. Turn to page 10. Write the ten words that appear on line 10.
    “ …one that knew that with their failure came her own…”


Oooh. That’s a nice line!  And yep, totally agreeing with the life’s story so far. LOL.

For folks that want to follow and friend Sarah. Hop over to her Facebook page or send her a tweet. I’m sure she’d love to hear from you. But most of all, buy her damn book. The latest is Over the Line. Check it out:


Gabriel Miller is a professional football defensive end with a blown knee and a blown career. Desperate, he takes a friend’s advice and calls a local yoga instructor, Quinn Hadley, to see what she can do for him. Quinn and her son, Cooper, have been rebuilding their life after an attack that left Quinn in the hospital and her ex, Mitchell McDonald, in prison. But as Gabriel, Quinn, and Cooper grow closer, the bond they forge kick-starts a chain reaction that will threaten all of their lives.

Thanks for playing Sarah. Wishing you the best of luck with your book- and all those reptiles…



If you are a writer, or have a writer suggestion to play 10 for 10, please drop an email to We are scheduling the rest of 2015 now.

Like what you read? Check out more of Linda’s writing over here.

Her new book, 3 Women Walk into a Bar is already earning rave reviews. Available now as an ebook and coming next month in trade paperback wherever fine books are sold.

“Clever, sexy, witty, and shot glasses full of fun, 3 Women Walk Into a Bar is no joke — and with one of the freshest and most exciting new voices in crime fiction, Linda Sands is an author to watch.” ~Douglas Corleone, author of One Man’s Paradise, Good as Gone, Payoff and Robert Ludlum’s The Janson Equation

 “Though its intelligent humor is obvious, 3 Women Walk into a Bar is no joke.  It’s a wonderfully twisted tale with a sly take on our digital culture.  Riveting and beautifully written, this is a novel that should be on everyone’s must-read list.” ~ William Kent Krueger, Edgar award winning author of Ordinary Grace, and the Cork O’Connor mystery series.

“A fresh new voice that’s a bit noir, a bit off-beat, and a heckuva good time.” ~Maggie Toussaint, Author of Bubba Done It, a Dreamwalker mystery.

“Those who aren’t real-life friends with Linda Sands – or at the very least on Facebook, have no way to prepare for the verbal onslaught that is her wit and writing. “Three Women Walk into a Bar” introduces itself like the opening of a bad joke then quickly unravels into a roller-coaster murder mystery with a pace not beholden to the style of either coast. Sands is an original in a field of copycats, as fresh and deliberate as a sucker punch in the face.~ Matt McGee, editor, Falling Star Magazine

Have an awesome week!

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