*I had the privilege of meeting Sara at the Imaginarium conference in Louisville, KY this past October. We talked for a while, and she agreed to interview for my blog. Please read all about Sara’s great accomplishments below:
How old were you when you knew you wanted to be a writer?
I received a diary for Christmas when I was in elementary school, and I wrote a horrible, angsty love story about a blind girl and a guy in a wheelchair. Seriously? Yes, seriously. Guess I knew then, but I wasn’t any good until college.
What are your greatest sources of inspiration?
Music is a huge inspiration, although Benedict Cumberbatch is my (ridiculous) muse. I once wrote a Pushcart Prize-nominated short story based on little more than a photo of him and Zachary Quinto hugging on a red carpet.
What genre(s) do you write?
Romance of all kinds: paranormal, comedic, LGBTQ, and twisted dark. I have a serious thing for romance, probably because I like creating character chemistry and watching people fall in love. In my newest release, Enchanted: Magic Spark, I paired up a heartbroken Irishman with a tough-as-nails Southern witch. Sparks do indeed fly.
Do you have an author website?
But of course, and we have tons of fun there: Sara Dobie Bauer. (You can find links to my social media there, too, if you want to keep up on all things romance, book nerdery, vampires, gay sailors, and more.)
Where can people find your work?
Everything is on Amazon!
If you could feature just one title, what would it be?
I suppose Bite Somebody. It was my very first published novel, featuring an awkward vampire who falls in love with the sexy surfer boy next door. It means a lot to me, not only because it was my first, but also because it shows that even the clumsiest, most nervous girl in the world can find true love.
Do you have any other hobbies besides writing?
Does watching BBC mysteries count as a hobby? Because I do that all the time. Sherlock (obviously), Midsomer Murders, and Father Brown, to name a few. I read constantly, too, and am pretty obsessive about hot yoga. I love a good downward-facing dog.
Tell us something interesting about yourself.
I met Neil Gaiman at a book signing once, and he hugged me due to my exciting headgear. I have a thing for weird hats—and apparently, so does Neil Gaiman.
Is there anything else you would like to share?
As I mentioned, Enchanted: Magic Spark came out January 9. It’s the first in a three-part novella series featuring witches in Charleston and the men who love them. It’s funny-dark-sexy, so if you’re into that sort of thing, get your copy on Amazon today. Parts two and three come out in February and April, so you don’t have to wait long for the exciting conclusion!
About Sara Dobie Bauer:
Sara Dobie Bauer is a bestselling, award-winning author, model, and mental health advocate with a creative writing degree from Ohio University. Her short story, “Don’t Ball the Boss,” inspired by her shameless crush on Benedict Cumberbatch, was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She lives with her hottie husband and two precious pups in Northeast Ohio, although she’d really like to live in a Tim Burton film. She is author of the paranormal rom-com Bite Somebody from World Weaver Press, among other ridiculously entertaining things. Learn more at http://SaraDobieBauer.com.