Interview with Sophie Shulman, Author of Where Is Sarah?
26 Oct 2022
What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Where Is Sarah??
In 2020, at the height of the pandemic, I helped a friend during his house hunting journey. I went with him and his real estate agent to a house for sale in Fairfax, CA. The place needed a lot of work. As I toured the place, I noticed fingerpaint on the window sills and the real estate agent said it used to be a daycare and – boom. I had the seed from which this story grew.
What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?
Psychological thrillers. I implement some psychological elements into my books, but I mostly write detective mysteries.
What books are on your TBR pile right now?
Never Lie by Frieda McFadden, One-Hit Wonder by Lisa Jewell, Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six by Lisa Under – and about a million more!
What scene in your book was your favorite to write?
My favorite scene to write was probably the very first one when Sarah tours her house. While writing it, I knew I had something and I could see that scene so vividly – because I’d lived it in real life.
Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)
My quirky writing habit may be that I don’t have any! I can write at any time of day, anywhere. Except I can’t write for long periods of time. Short stints are more my style.
Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?
What’s helped me in every area of my life, whether it’s writing, or work or day-to-day living, is breaking big projects into smaller bits. I write just 500 words a day, which is totally manageable with everything else I’ve got going on. I similarly break down other tasks in the same way – little bits at a time!
If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?
That there’s more coming! We are not done with Cassidy Archer.
Sophie Shulman is the author of the new book Where Is Sarah?
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