Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Getting to Know Sara Fitzgerald

I had the privilege of reading Sara Fitzgerald's new YA paranormal romance Darkness Within, and I really enjoyed the story. It has the two favorite things: A hot vampire and romance. You can't go wrong with that!

About the Book
Samantha Van Skyhawk's, life is in terrible danger—and her unlife may just be beginning. Samantha’s dad is a vampire and soon, she too will change. She flees with her mom and brother to Shadow Falls to find the spell to kill the vampire blood flowing through her veins. When Samantha encounters Brent, a human with the most bewitching smile, things get complicated. She doesn’t have time for a romance, not with the daunting task of defeating a vampire who has been around for centuries. Then Samantha meets Drake, a totally hot vampire, who claims she belongs with him and the darkness within her completely agrees. She must fight her incredible urge to be with Drake and the yearning within her soul to become what she fears most. Will she save herself and those she loves or will she embrace the night forever?

Sara was kind enough to speak with me about herself and her book.

Sara, tell us a little about yourself.

I have been married for almost 20 years to a wonderful, kind man who has always supported my dream of writing. He even bought me my first computer and second writing course. I have a little girl who I adore. I love writing. Darkness Within is my fifth book. I have four other books published with Champagne Books. I love reading. I also love going to the movies and shopping.

When did you start writing?

I guess I stared writing in the fourth grade. I wrote a poem and my teacher hung it on the wall. That made me feel really really cool. I belonged to literary club at my high school and signed up and took a writing course through Writer Digest School. I wrote my first historical romance novel at age nineteen which will never see the light of day. It took several years to get my second novel published.

How did you come up with the story for Darkness Within?

I came up with the story of Darkness Within because my husband and I have always loved vampires. I thought it was a fun and unique idea. I also like the concept that people can change and choose their own fates.

How long did it take you to write it?

I have a little daughter with autism so I wrote it during the time she was being treated, so it did take about three years to write it and edited.

Do you have any other books available? Any upcoming projects?

I have four books out with Champagne. All four are sweet romance novels. I am working on the sequel to Darkness Within.

Where can we get your book?

You can purchase my book at and Amazon.`

Sara, thanks for taking the time to talk with us:-)

Thank you so much, Jewel, for having me as a guest. It has been a pleasure.


Anna del C. Dye said...

Great interview Jewel. Sarah is the secretary in one of my writing chapters. She is very talented and I am glad to know her. She has a very cute family too.

Anna del C.
Author of "The Silent Warrior Trilogy"

Jewel's Gems said...

I agree:-)
I met Sara at the URWA conference in Park City last month.

KRBailey, Author said...

Great Interview, Sara. I love your work. Good luck with your newest book.