Jun 232014

I was tagged by author Laurel Bill, author of the Aunt Phil’s Trunk series about the history of Alaska, to hop through another blog by answering 4 questions about myself. Then I’ll tag three other authors so you can discover new to you authors and keep reading!

1 What I am working on

Currently my focus is finishing a non-fiction gratitude book all can enjoy. Though non-fiction is somewhat new to me, I’ve been listening to a lot of audio books and feel there is a gap in what can be enjoyed.

After that it’s back to Blood Day, the novel this time, as after receiving such grand reviews of the introduction I feel drawn to figuring out what’s next.

2 How does my work differ from others of the same genre?

My work differs in that it’s fresh and something that a lot of readers can fall in love with. As I hear from my readers I’m growing and learning, more than I’d ever get from a writing course, and adapting that new knowledge into a new work of art. Sending You Sammy was my biggest feat in this as I found their to be a gap in reading material for boys with the main character being a superhero who didn’t use violence to conquer.

3 Why do I write what I do?

Why does any writer write? That question is almost like asking a human why they bleed when cut. I have stories inside me I need to share and learn from. Though I’ve tried, I cannot commit to one genre or topic of writing and have fallen in love with as many story ideas as authors and topics I read.

4 How does your writing process work?

Have time will write. I write like I read – from beginning to end and never knowing for sure what will happen next. The mystery of conflict, character and conclusion keeps me interested in my own tales so I literally sit down when I can and write in sequence, page by page and chapter by chapter.

Elementary school teachers tried to get me to brainstorm but were always oblivious to the fact that I wrote first and wrote the web second.

Thanks forĀ  reading,

Sarah Butland
author of Sending You Sammy, Brain Tales – Volume One and Arm Farm

I’m tagging Nova Scotian author Steve Vernon,


  One Response to “Blog Hopping Again :)”

  1. Hi Sarah: Blog Hops are fun, aren’t they? I’ve participated in a few and it’s always fun meeting new writers. I’d be interested in reviewing or sharing thoughts on your gratitude book on my writer’a blog when you have it done, as we’ve talked about gratitude several times in the community on my blog. Good luck with it!

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