Interview with Sara C. Roethle
Sara C. Roethle is a fantasy author and part-time unicorn. She enjoys writing character driven stories in various fantasy realms with elements of Celtic and Norse myth, humor, and metaphysical ponderings.Her series include:Tree of Ages
The Thief’s Apprentice
The Moonstone Chronicles
Welcome to the Hive, Sara. Thanks for joining us today!
When did you know you wanted to write professionally? Describe your journey.
I’ve always been a reader, but never thought I could write a book. Then when I was twenty-two something just clicked and I decided I could. I wrote my first book in about a month (granted it was only 50,000 words) and self-published it a few weeks later. It was more of a fun thing, I didn’t expect to make any money from it (and really, I made very little at first). I didn’t discover I could publish on Kindle until two years later, and it took me three years after that to actually focus on writing as a career. I never tried to go the traditionally published route because I’m far too impatient.
I’m a bit behind schedule, but this year I’m hoping to release book two of the Moonstone Chronicles (that’s what’s coming next), then I have a surprise for Tree of Ages readers. Next year (or maybe the end of this year) will be book six of Bitter Ashes, and hopefully the spinoff/continuation of my Thief’s Apprentice series. I’ve also been posting the new chapters of the Xoe Meyers spinoff/continuation on my blog, and once those are all done I’ll wrap them up and publish the full book. Basically I’m incapable of letting go of any of my characters so everything will continue on forever in one form or another until I die.
Thanks again for joining us today, Sara, and good luck with your next releases!
Sara C. Roethle is the author of multiple epic and urban fantasy series, including TREE OF AGES, BITTER ASHES, XOE MEYERS, THE MOONSTONE CHRONICLES, and THE THIEF’S APPRENTICE.