Interview with Sawyer Bennett, author of Sex in the Sticks
12 May 2017
What or who inspired you to become an author?
I’ve always been a fan of books, reading, and the ability to create stories that come to life through words. I began thinking that it was something I might like to try several years ago, and when my husband pushed me (okay, dared me) to give it a try, I decided I had nothing to lose.
Which book from your childhood or teenage years has stuck with you as an adult?
To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my all-time favorites. My dogs are actually named Atticus and Scout.
What’s your favorite thing about writing?
The freedom to create the story I envision. I have the ability to drive the story from start to finish, and that is an amazing feeling.
What’s your favorite play or musical?
Not sure if it’s my favorite, and not sure if I should be ashamed or not, but I know the words to all the songs in Grease 2.
Pretend you qualified for the Olympics. What sport would you compete in?
What scene in Sex in the Sticks was your favorite to write?
When Valentine gets drunk and dances on tables at the bar, then Logan comes and “arrests” her.
Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?
Just to be kind to one another, and to always look for the best in people.
Sawyer Bennett is the author of the new book Sex in the Sticks.
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