26 Feb 2016

Author Interview / Sasha Clinton

One love. One man. Two chances.

Ashley has her life sorted out. After a painful divorce, she has now rebuilt her life as an editor. She is happy with her life—until her ex-husband Andrew walks into it, opening up the deep scars that even time has failed to heal.

He’s gorgeous, funny and as utterly tempting as he was seven years ago. Plus, being the editor for his new book, she cannot avoid him. But Andrew has his own issues lingering from the past.

Bound together by work, every breath they take draws them closer, into the same hopeless, passionate love that they once shared...

Sasha is offering the first five chapters of the book (45 pages) as a free download to anyone who subscribes to her newsletter


1.  If you could work with any other author, who would it be and why?
A-There are so many talented authors out there. I'd be lucky to work with any of them. With collaboration, I think it's more important to share a natural chemistry and similar writing style with the other person than it is to admire their work. But I think I'd love to work with Courtney Milan, even though I don't write historical romances, because she's my author of the moment.  

2.  What would be a typical working day for you? When and where do you write?
A-I write in my room, from noon till about three in the afternoon, then again from nine pm to midnight. These are the hours when I feel most creative. I'm a routine freak, so I attempt to stick to this pattern as much as I can, but there are days when the unexpected happens, so I try to flexible as well. 

3.  What is the hardest part of the writing for you?
A-Dealing with the 'bad' days—there are days when I feel like everything I'm writing is garbage and the story is going nowhere. But I've come to realize that dealing with self-doubt is as much as part of a writer's life as writing books. 

4.  When and why did you first start writing?
A-I first started writing when I was nine or ten years old. I used to write poems and short stories back then, some of which were published in newspapers, magazines etc. My first 'novel' was written when I was thirteen, but obviously, it wasn't a real novel. I've been writing pretty much regularly since then, though I did take a break when I was at university. 

5.  How did you come up with the idea for your book?
A-I've wanted to write a second-chances romance about a divorced couple who get back together for a long time, and the book grew out of that desire. 

6.  Are you a big reader? If so, what are you reading now?
A-I'm a big reader, but I tend to read in bursts. I'll devour ten to fifteen books in a week or two, then not read anything for a month. I'm currently reading a few books at once—Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts, Once Upon a Marquess and The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan, Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer,  as well as a few non-fiction books, but I'm not close to finishing any of them.

7.  Do you have any advice for other aspiring writers?
A-Believe in yourself and write what feels true to you. Writing is more about discovering yourself than trying to please others.