The Mistress of Pennington's Tour

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Today I am interviewing Sandra Sookoo - welcome!!

Happy to have you visit with me today, Sandra. I can't wait to learn more about you because you are one of the names I see a lot online but don't think we've spoken before I put the call out for guest bloggers. It's lovely to finally 'meet' you!

1) Who is your favourite author and why?
That is very difficult to say considering I don’t limit reading to one genre. I like a lot of authors but for many different reasons on any given day LOL

2) When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When I finished my first book. I’ll always be a writer, but it’s determination and a willingness to stick with the craft after things go awry that makes a writer into an author.

3) Describe your writing space?
LOL I don’t really have a “space” since I use a laptop. I’ll write just about anywhere, the sofa, the bed, wherever. I do, however, have a tiny desk tucked away in a corner of the guest bedroom where I do outlining and promo stuff.

4) What are you reading now?
At the moment I’m reading “Faeires Gone Wild” It’s an antho from assorted paranormal authors. I’m also reading the first Cackleberry Mystery from Laura Childs.

5) How many books have your written? Which is your favourite?
LOL I really don’t know at this point. Let’s say it’s over 10. My favorite? Wow, that’s like trying to say which kid you like best LOL But, if I had to pick it would be a toss up between my upcoming sci-fi BLINK and a recently released humorous romance WEDGIE TALES AND PANTY LINES.

6) What comes first, plot or characters?
For me, they kind of evolve parallel to each other. I do outline beforehand and go over the characters to really bring them to life. A book can’t survive without both these elements.

7) Do you ever suffer from writer’s block?
Of course! Every writer worth their salt does at one time or another. During these times, I try to remind myself it’s okay and that inspiration will return before too long.

8) What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I’m in the kitchen, baking and cooking. It relaxes me.

9) Tell us about your latest book?
Well, my latest is called DAMAGED CARGO and will be coming from Purple Sword Publications on September 15th.
It’s the first sci-fi romance for me this year and I can’t wait to delve further into this genre!

Blurb: When survival is of the utmost importance, it’s best to shoot first and ask questions later, especially if you won’t like the answers.

The 22nd century is heinous. Finding a comfortable life in the Levinese Galaxy grows increasingly difficult.

Emma Gardine, one of a handful of female pirate captains in this throwback Victorian society, begs, borrows, steals and cheats her way through the planetary system on the hunt of a profit. An expert of guarding her heart and keeping people out, she never shows remorse and uses people until she gets what she wants, yet the hope for a normal life glimmers just beyond her reach. Then she meets Tarik Vartouth and her world splinters with new emotions and possibilities.

Tarik survived the murder of his sisters and the collapse of his laid-back existence. He’s sick of the mandatory breeding programs for genetic supremacy on Nazulara that sends innocent people to death and desires to campaign for democracy for his species. When the opportunity to befriend Emma is presented, he takes it and makes a play for her ship in order to carry out his own plot for revenge against his father—the Premier and ruler of the planet. Stakes are raised when sparks between him and Emma fly. Now their future and Nazulara’s, hangs in the balance.

Publisher’s website:

10) What’s next for you?
Well, on the release front I have several upcoming books. Drop by my website to keep current on things. From here you can connect to me on Facebook, Twitter and my blog.

As for what I’m writing, well I just finished a historical story. I need to write a couple of short stories and finish a full-length historical before I can move on to other projects. It’s a very exciting time!

Great to have you here, Sandra! I just have to ask, how did you come up with the title Wedgie Tales & Panty Lines? I love it! In fact, I might just have to pop over to the Wild Rose website...


  1. Thanks for having me today. It's always exciting to share.

    The title for Wedgie Tales came about just by playing with words and since that's pretty much what the book is about... ;-) Hope you enjoy it!

  2. Hi Sandra,

    I, too, am a laptop writer, so I don't have a designated writing space. I love the flexibility. I can even take it outside if I brighten the screen up all the way.

  3. Thanks Debra. I love working on the laptop. Then if I get bored with a location, I can just move :-)

  4. I work on the laptop too! My husband just treated me to a brand new Macbook and I am officially in love with a machine, sad but true!