Today I’d like to welcome fellow North Carolina author, Sandra Cox to my virtual café. Welcome Sandra to Creekside Café.
Sandra: Thanks, Sherri, I’m thrilled to be here.
Sherri: It is kind of funny that you and I met on Twitter through writer friends that live all over the country, some even out of the US and we’re both in North Carolina.
Sandra: I love it: It amazes me how many North Carolina writers are out there.
Sherri: I read your ebook Queen of Diamonds and I loved it. What a fantastic twist. Do all of your books have an element of suspense and romance?
Sandra: Yes. I like an action/suspense storyline with a romance woven through it.
Sherri: If I’ve counted correctly, you have 38 published books.
Sandra: I blush to admit, I’m not sure. I’ve retired quite a few and republished others.
Sherri: And your latest book is a western, is this your preferred genre?
Sandra: It is. Everything I write now from the old West to paranormal has a Western theme.
Sherri: Tell us about Keeper Tyree. Who is he? What is his code? How does he end up mixed up with this interesting cast of characters?
Sandra: Keeper is hard, no-nonsense and crusty, and believes a man’s word is his bond. But beneath the hardness, he’s got a soft spot for youngsters and respects women.
He can’t walk away from a woman or child in peril. Men are another matter. He’s a big believer in minding his own business. Cathleen has other ideas and when she digs in her heels, she usually manages to get her way.
Sherri: Who is your favorite character in Keeper Tyree? Who was the most fun to write and who created more of a challenge? Or are they the same?
Sandra: As far as my favorite character and fun to write, it was definitely Keeper. I enjoyed his discomfort as he falls hard for a ‘good woman’. So did his friends and traveling companions. My challenge was fleshing out Cathleen O’Donnell’s character. Keeper’s was larger than life and no problem to write. Cathleen was more withdrawn and kept parts of herself hidden.
Sherri: Have you always been a writer? When did you first start writing?
Sandra: I’ve been writing forever. I was first offered a contract in 2006 or 2007. Remember Ellora’s Cave? They had a sweet line called Cerridwen Press. They published THE CRYSTAL.
Sherri: Of all your books, is there one that still holds your heart?
Sandra: That’s a tough one. As far as holding my heart, I guess I’d have to say The Catarau Series. When I lost my twelve-year-old cat to cancer, I grieved and wanted him back. So, I wrote a fantasy story where he used one of his lives to come home.
Sherri: Who is your favorite all-time character in all of your books? Would you write another book with them in it?
Sandra: At the moment, Keeper. He’s a keeper after allI’m toying with writing a sequel that takes up where KEEPER TYREE leaves off.
Sherri: If you enjoyed this interview with multi-genre, multi-published author, Sandra Cox, come back June 23rd when I will be doing an interview with Keeper Tyree. Unfortunately, the gunman is a bit busy and won’t be able to make out to the café. No planes, trains or automobiles in the old west, so, I’ll be taking the old mare out and see if I can meet up with the man on the trail. Here’s wishing you all Happy Trails.
All Things Western
By S. Cox
By Sandra Cox
Gwen Slade, Bounty Hunter
Time Travel Western Romance
Shapeshifter Modern Day Western Romance
Romantic Suspense with a touch of Paranormal
Tall, Dark and Undead
Queen of Diamonds
About Sandra Cox
Sandra is a vegetarian, animal lover and avid gardener. She lives with her husband, their dog and cats in sunny North Carolina.
Her stories consist of all things Western and more. She is a category bestselling Amazon, and award-winning, author.
Follow Sandra on social media and don’t forget to come back next week when we’ll meet up with Keeper Tyree.