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Werewolf bounty hunter Sarah Vargas has only one goal in life; to kill the Were that attacked and changed her. However a slew of werecreature murders send Sarah and her partner, Jared Fontaine, on the mission of their lives, ending with a discovery about Jared’s past that might destroy them both.
How did you end up becoming a writer?
I knew after a creative writing assignment in sixth grade that I wanted to become a published author. But it wasn’t until 2007 that I started getting serious about my dream. I woke one day and realized that I wasn’t going to reach my dream by sitting around not submitting anything. That’s when I started submitting short stories, poetry, and my books to various publishers.
Where do you get the ideas for your stories?
I get my ideas from a wide variety of places. FADE TO BLACK was inspired by a song lyric by Sublime, “Life’s too short so love the ones you’ve got, cuz you might get run over or your might get shot.” DREAM LOVER was inspired by a dream I had (hence the name). Even people can inspire my writing.
If you had to pick a favorite among your characters, which one would you pick and why?
T.D. Drake would have to be my favorite. She’s a badass witch who loves her guns almost as much as she loves danger and adventure. She has a cameo in both PROMISES TO KEEP and MALEVOLENT DEAD, and I have her very own book outlined and ready to be written.
What do you do to relax after a successful day of writing?
I’ll read a book or watch TV. I love to watch action movies and my favorite TV shows are NCIS, LOST, and Bones.
Do you like to read? If so, what are your favorite genres and authors?
I love to read. I like reading paranormal romance or high fantasy. Some of my favorite authors are Sherrilyn Kenyon, Meg Cabot, Kim Harrison, and Amelia Awater-Rhodes.
Are there any projects that you are currently working on?
Just yesterday I finished the third book in the Sarah Vargas Series, BLOOD MOON. I’m working on editing it now. As soon as that’s behind me I am going to rewrite a manuscript that’s been collecting dust for over a year called OF WOLF AND MAN. It’s over halfway finished and it would be a shame if it continued to collect dust. Then, my T.D. book.
Do you have any new releases coming out soon?
Yes I do. MALEVOLENT DEAD, the second book in the Sarah Vargas Series, is going to be released by Eternal Press on September 7, 2010. Here’s the blurb: Werewolf Sarah Vargas thought all she had to worry about was the Blood Moon Corporation's retaliation. She never dreamed that another vampire would arrive, disputing Damian's claim over the throne to Charleston, SC. To make matters worse, he is no ordinary vamp; he's a vampire necromancer. Exceptionally hard to kill, Sarah will have to do what ever she can to keep those that she loves safe... Even if it means doing the unthinkable. MALEVOLENT DEAD takes place six months after the end of FADE TO BLACK. If you haven’t read FADE yet, you should! It tells the story of Sarah Vargas, a woman who was turned into a werewolf against her will. Werewolf bounty hunter Sarah Vargas has only one goal in life; to kill the Were that attacked and changed her. However a slew of werecreature murders send Sarah and her partner, Jared Fontaine, on the mission of their lives, ending with a discovery about Jared’s past that might destroy them both.
Grab your copy of Fade to Black today, available from Eternal Press and Amazon.com. Get your copy of Malevolent Dead from Eternal Press on September 7th.
Heather Kuehl is the author of Promises to Keep and The Sarah Vargas Series as well as numerous short stories and poems.