Can you, for those who don't know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?
Hi, I’m Sasha Marshall! I am originally from the rocker world where I was a touring concert photographer for rock bands. It inspired my first rock star romance series, the Guitar Face Series. I self-published the series in 2014, and it was picked up by Belle Bridge Books in 2017. I’m a hybrid author now, self-publishing other works such as False Start, a sports romance, and an upcoming paranormal romance, The Fire Witch.
Describe yourself in 5 words or less!
Emotional. Passionate. Compassionate.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Am I? LOL The imposter syndrome is fierce.
Do you have a favorite movie?
I don’t watch a lot of television, but I do have a list of favorite movies.
Interview with the Vampire
Anything with Ryan Reynolds or Cillian Murphy or Jason Momoa
Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?
I’d love for all of them to be made into movies. It would be a dream come true to see my characters and their stories brought to life. Fingers crossed.
What inspired you to write this book?
Oh, man, I wrote the first chapter of False Start about a year ago, and I had no idea what to write past it. I didn’t know the rest of the story, but I had to get the first chapter out of my head. Zhanna’s character really spoke to me.
I asked a few friends to read it, and they encouraged me to finish it when I was struggling with what to write next.
What can we expect from you in the future?
My next release will be a paranormal romance that really borders the urban fantasy genre line. I also have another rocker series coming this year, and a rocker anthology, Rockstars’ Ball will be released as well. I have a serial small-town romance I’m writing for subscribers to my newsletter.
If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day?
I’d definitely spend the day with Leslie from False Start. I’d have him take me shopping to redecorate my home.
Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?
They come entirely from my imagination.
What book do you think everyone should read?
Flowers for Algernon is one of my favorite books ever written.
How long have you been writing?
Since I was a kid. I was a junior newspaper writer in middle school for a time. In college, the English professors asked me to switch majors from History. In hindsight, I wish I would’ve switched.
Do the characters all come to you at the same time or do some of them come to you as you write?
Some characters come to me as I write, and some come rushing in with no respect for line rules—the rules we learned in kindergarten about standing in a line and waiting for a turn.
Do you read yourself and if so what is your favorite genre?
Rock star romance and paranormal romance.
Do you prefer to write in silence or with noise? Why?
I have to write with music playing in the background. Music is how emotions sounds. I usually find a song to inspire a specific feeling, and then I put it on repeat and write.
Do you write one book at a time or do you have several going at a time?
I have several going at one time, but usually only two. I have about eighty gazillion WIP.
Pen or type writer or computer?
Pen and Computer
What are common traps for aspiring writers?
Writing what everyone else is writing. Aspire to be original.
How long on average does it take you to write a book?
Between six-eight weeks.
Do you believe in writer’s block?
Yes, I’ve experienced writer’s block for several years. It’s a terribly real thing.