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A conversation with author Saylor Storm
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October 21, 2014
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Author Saylor Storm talks about romance.
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Romance/thriller author Saylor Storm revels in mixing real life situations with fantasy and imagination. The question sometimes turns on whether what she writes is real or illusion. She writes with an authentic view of real life joy and pain, reinvention, survival and victory, evolution and expansion. Her current series, The Susan Kent trilogy that starts with “Sue’s Seduction” incorporates a healthy does of science fiction in the form of a pill that grants eternal youth – a pill Ms. Storm says might not be too far science fact in the near future.

Author Saylor Storm mingles romance with science fiction.
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Mike Parker – You are something of a serial entrepreneur with a background in fashion and jewelry. What compelled to become an author?

Saylor Storm – I always knew I would write, but I thought I would write children’s books. About five years ago while I was meeting with a lawyer and I suddenly felt like I had a whole chapter of a novel in my head. I just started writing it down.

Parker – What drew you to the romance genre?

Saylor – It’s just the first idea that came into my head. I never started out to write romance. I am a big fan of John D. MacDonald and always thought if I wrote a novel it would be more in the crime/suspense genre.

Parker – The Susan Kent trilogy employs a healthy does of science fiction as the protagonist, Sue Kent, discovers a modern day fountain of youth of sorts. Is the reverse-aging process complete fantasy, or is there any scientific research that undergirds your story?

Saylor – There is a lot of research into the rejuvenation process and it is that research is what sparked me to write the Susan Kent series. There is a product on the market that helps to lengthen the telomeres, which are sequences at the end of our chromosomes which help complete the gene sequencing during cell replication. It’s based in science so it might not be science fiction for very long.

Parker – Take me through your writing process, from concept to completion.

Saylor – I have a pretty good idea of what I want to do when I start. I already know the ending before I start. Still, when I sit down to write, my characters sometimes take on a life of their own and make decisions I hadn’t originally considered. I’m as surprised by their actions as the readers sometimes.

Parker – What’s next on your agenda?

Saylor – I have a book of love, fun facts and trivia coming out in November. The next book, Basking in the Light, comes out in March. It is a thriller with a little romance thrown in.

Parker – Last words?

Saylor – I really like helping new authors get started. I encourage them to visit my website, www.saylorstorm.com, and reach out to me through the contac link if they need help.

The Seven Questions

1. What’s your favorite sound?

Saylor – The ocean.

2. What makes you happy?

Saylor – Living in Lake Tahoe. Hiking. Beauty.

3. What makes you angry?

Saylor – When people don’t think. When they act before they think. When they are mean.

4. What is the secret of success?

Saylor – Having a vision and pursuing it; not giving up.

5. If you could have dinner with anyone in history, living or dead, who would it be?

Saylor – John D. MacDonald.

6. What is the epitaph that is written on your tombstone?

Saylor – “Life is a giant canvas. Throw all the paint on it you can.”

7. When you get to heaven, what is the first thing you want to hear God say to you?

Saylor – “You got everything out of life that you possibly could.”

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