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Dream World. Book 1 By SJ Hitchcock Genre: YA Romance Due out: September 20, 2013 Publisher: Freaky Fiction Writing Blurb: Debbie who witnes...
Dream World. Book 1
By SJ Hitchcock
Genre: YA Romance
Due out: September 20, 2013
Publisher: Freaky Fiction Writing
Debbie who witnesses the death of her mother, and uses her dreams as a way to escape the real world. Where she feels safe and loved, in Joshua Lawson’s arms, the guy from her favourite TV show Victor, and from her favourite poster above her bed.
Karen is ignored by all her family, she really just wants to be loved by them, and takes out her anger on her former best friend, Debbie and anyone who gets in her way.
Lastly, Mark whose shipped off to the UK to live, while his parents are on tour for the next year. And Mark has always lived in the shadow of his cousin.
~~~~~~What does Author SJ Hitchcock want us to know about her?
The rules are simple. There are 20 questions but you only have to answer 10-15.
As a writer, what drives you?
I have so many ideas in my head, I just have to write them down. I put them all in my ideas folder.
Can you tell us about Dream World?
Well Debbie in the beginning of the books witnesses the death of her mother. And uses her dreams as a way to escape the real world, and be held in the safety of Joshua Lawson’s arms. Of course, Karen Langley, her former best friend, seems to invade her dreams too. Then the dream changes, and Joshua is there, but he will not allow her to see his face. She has no idea why. Her best friend, Wendy has a boyfriend now, Simon, Marks friend. The new guy, and we all know who Mark is related to, but the characters in the book have no idea. Will they find out, well I am not saying, and will Debbie finally get with Mark, will Karen and Debbie ever be friends again. The rest of the book continues to cover, their first family Christmas, the arrival of the twins, Jackie’s wedding and of course Debbie turning sixteen. This is a huge thing, turning sixteen, without her mother.
Happy Ever After or Happy For Now? Why?
That is a hard question, but I guess it has to be happy ever after. Who doesn’t want a happy ending, I know I do.
How much of yourself is hidden in the characters in your books?
Describe yourself in five words… - Helpful, organized, friendly, trustworthy and funny.
(In your humble opinion) best and worst book to movie adaptations…
Do you have specific techniques you use to develop the plot and stay on track?
I tend to use a calendar to keep my storyline on track, dates and making sure things happen when they should.
If you were a character in your book you would be…
I think I would have to be Zoe, from one of my adult books.
When were you first published? How were you discovered?
I was first published by freaky fiction, September 2013. I had posted a snippet of one of my novels on Facebook, and David read it, and asked me to send the first three chapters to him.
Time for over and under… (In your humble opinion) famous overrated/underrated book?
Got to be any one of the 50 shades of Grey.
Time for favourite: song, color, book, TV series, movie, food, drink… -
Song, any by Pink, I am a huge fan. Colour – has to be purple. Book – I loved a few, but my all-time favourite is Ruth Appleby.
How (or when) do you decide that you are finished writing a story?
When I feel there is no more I can add to it to improve it. Sometimes you just know.
What are you working on right now?
Right now, I am editing book 2 and working on a Christmas story for an Anthology.
The good guy, the bad boy and the right guy…could they be one and the same?
I guess sometimes he could be. If you are a talented writer, anything is possible.
If you could have a power or ability what would it be? That’s a good question, let me think, I would love to be able to maybe fly, but really who wouldn’t love to fly around the world like superman.
The old adage “Write about what you know”
Yes, I tend to stick with that, and write from experience as much as I can, but if I write things I don’t know about I research it.
Sarah Hitchcock was born in Norfolk, in a small town called Kings Lynn. She always was a keen reader, and one day decided to attempt to write her own, and never looked back. Today she has many novels in various stages of editing and re-writing. Her current WIP, is in the final stages of editing, and will be out later this year as an ebook.
After finishing high school and then training to work with children, Sarah started her first job. She currently works as a pre-school teacher.
Sarah has four children, and three dogs, and a partner who has had to put up with her rambling on about all her WIP’s.
She recalls spending hours thinking about her characters and their storylines. To this day, she often falls asleep thinking about where she can take new and old characters.