A book titledÂ The Star Prophecy by Joan Sowards, is making its debut in LDS bookstores and on Amazon.com. This week we will visit with Joan.
Q: Joan, how long have you been writing?
IÂ have been writing novels for over fifteen years.
Q: How did you break into publishing?
I admit it was luck. I was in the right place at the right time. An editor suggested I send Walnut Springs Press my novelÂ The Star Prophecy–so I did. I pestered editor Linda Prince every few months asking if she had read it. After the eight month, she asked if I had an LDS romance and that she needed one right away. I sent Haunts Haven and she liked it! Chocolate Roses was published next. I was surprised when WSP came back and said they were ready to publishÂ The Star Prophecy since it had been two years since I submitted it.
Q: What inspired you to write romance?
I think every story needs romance, if not just a touch of it. The Star Prophecy is not a romance, but it has just enough to keep me happy.
Q: What is your all time favorite book?
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier lit my fire in my teen years. Favorite food? Mexican
Favorite dessert? Anything chocolate
Jeans and T-shirt, or designer clothes? Jeans
Guilty pleasure? Ice Cream.
Favorite flower? Roses
Q: Thank you for letting us interview you, Joan. Best luck with your new book.
My blog is http://joansowards.blogspot.com/