Author Name: Sarah Spann
Where can we find your book? Wildflowers Come Back is available in ebook at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, iBookstore, Kobo Books, Sony Reader Store, and Diesel eBook Store. It is also available in paperback at Amazon.
How much does it cost? The ebook is currently listed at $2.99 while the paperback is currently listed at $12.99.
Tell us a little about your book. Wildflowers Come Back takes readers on a haunting journey through an historic, haunted Santa Fe inn. The story follows Lyss–the snarky female protagonist who habitually lives her life according to the expectations of others–as she navigates through the shattered pieces of her life after the break-up with her long-term boyfriend leaves her jobless and living in a cheap motel. However, Lyss won’t be down and out for long. Just as a new year begins, Lyss is presented with the opportunity to start over with a live-in position at the High Desert Crest Inn; an opportunity which takes her down a path that will forever change her life. She will discover her gift, the trappings of sin and the outlasting effects of karmic bindings, as the past comes back to haunt her. In the meantime the resurgence of a serial killer in Santa Fe has left everyone on edge. Has a murderous cult–once believed to be dormant–reawakened? Only one person can help stop the violence, but she doesn’t even know how to help herself. Will Lyss listen to the voices that haunt her? Or will she trust the one person who can’t be trusted? You'll have to read the book to find out.
Do you have any upcoming projects? Yes. I am currently working on the sequel to Wildflowers Come Back which is titled Wildflowers Come Back: Karmic Flames. It is set to be released in March 2012.
What has your journey as a writer been like? It has been an exhilarating ride filled with amazing highs and not-so-fun lows. There have definitely been days where I questioned my own sanity. However, at the end of the day it truly has been a fun journey.
Why did you choose to self publish? I was excited by all the changes in the publishing industry and the strides so many indie authors are making. I have a very entrepreneurial geared mind and personality, and the self-publishing route really compliments that for me at this point in my life and career.
Would you do it again? Yes, for sure. It hasn't been easy, but I take great pride in the path I have chosen for my career.
Please share some advice to help future authors. I guess my advice would be that you're going to have bad days, and you need to remember that's okay. Just remember that your lows don't define you. Stay confident and be patient. Don't rush things.
Is there anything unique about yourself that you would like your readers to know? Readers should probably know that I can talk and sing with my mouth shut. While that has absolutely nothing to do with my writing, it's still kinda awesome-ish.
Author Sarah Spann is the type of person who doesn’t have a favorite color. A gypsy at heart who was raised on country music, green chile and change.
Since 2007 Sarah has worked as a freelance writer specializing in travel and style. She has written articles, web content and blogs for individuals, small businesses, and large corporations. In addition, she spent a year working as a pop music journalist and editor. In September 2011 Sarah published her debut novel Wildflowers Come Back as an indie author.
When Sarah isn’t writing or designing she can be found dining on gourmet food, spending time at the opera, and taming lions. Well…not really. Actually, you can find her making a mess in the kitchen as she tries out new and impossibly difficult recipes, watching all of her favorite shows and/or football on TV, and playing with her lazy, fat cat.