I've known Saharah Shae for almost two years now. We met when I first opened my Twitter account and I was like a babe in the woods. Saharah was one of my first followers and one of the first to chat to me, in fact she was probably one of the reasons I didn't just pull the plug and say "To Hell With It!". I love her quirky sense of humour, her quick wit and way with words always has a way of making me laugh, and I absolutely adore her blunt speaking ways. There has been many a time Sahara has got her point across in ways that have left me crying with laughter, even to the point of spitting my coffee out all over my laptop, but if you're truly a friend you would know she has a heart of pure gold.
Sahara, and myself, belong to a little group of fine ladies we like to call the "Bunny's", not very wolf pack, I admit, but it suits us just fine, and on more than one occasion she has been my support, my go to girl, and has come to my defence against many a weirdo on Twitter. Over time she has become "Sis" to me, as I can't imagine having anyone better in your corner.
Being the only girl in one of five children has Saharah knowing her way around fishing, a garage, and her firearms. She lives in Kentucky with Lucifer, who she calls her Devil-dog, is a huge fan of several sports, and is the staunchest supporter of her military troops, be they of the past, present, or future.
Saharah is also an author, her genre is erotica, and she admits writing it is arousing to her and her goal is to see that she stimulates her readers just as much when they read her work, which she also admits is based on some real life experience's along with fantasies that run through the naughty part of her mind.
Here is what Saharah Shae had to say...
Why did you decide you wanted to become a writer?
Writing is my passion; it is what I was born to do. Although I had no inkling that I would be writing in the genre that I am or that it even existed, I knew at the age of five that I would write a book one day.
What was the thing that drove you the most to do so?
I love storytelling and entertaining people.
How long have you been writing?
I have been writing since I was a child.
Why did you pick the genre/s that you have?
I love reading erotica, sex, and writing. After reading a book one day, I decided that it was a genre that I wanted to try writing myself.
Who is your favourite character, and why?
The character I like the most from my books is Starr. She’s sexy, young, and determined to get what she wants out of life.
Do you have any particular quirks when writing?
As with a lot of things, I like to write early in the morning when the world seems like it is at a standstill.
What does your family think of your work?
I only have a few family members that know I write erotica. My brothers and an aunt know. While the boys aren’t thrilled that I chose to write in this genre, they learned a long time ago that I usually do what I want. Shockingly, my aunt is my biggest supporter.
Do you belong to any writing groups? And if so what do you think are the pros and cons?
I belong to the Wicked Pen Writers group as well as the Naughty Misfits. The support from each group is fantastic.
How do you deal with writers block?
Fortunately, I haven’t experienced writer’s block and in the genre I write in, I’m not sure that will ever be a problem for me.
What would you say is the most difficult part of writing?
The most difficult part of writing for me is that I am a messy writer. Writing erotica turns me on as much as reading it does, so I have to break often when I’m writing. There are also many other things that I do besides writing that I’m not able to put on hold and write whenever I want.
What do you enjoy the most about writing?
Writing allows me to entertain and excite people while telling a story. I’m able to express myself on paper in ways that wouldn’t be accepted socially in every day conversations.
Where do you find your inspiration?
I use life experiences sprinkled with a little fantasy as inspiration when I am writing. I’m not a kiss and tell kinda girl but that doesn’t mean I won’t change a few things up and write about it.
Are your characters based on anyone you know?
Almost all of my characters are based on people that I know. Of course, names are always changed to protect the not so innocent.
What do you do in your spare time to relax?
When I’m not writing I love to fish, take pictures, listen to music, read, cook, spend time with family and friends, shoot my guns, and I follow and watch several sports teams.
What do you like to read?
I love to read erotica but my favorite reading genre is true crime. I also spend a fair amount of time reading through medical journals.
Who is your favourite author?
I’m not sure that I could pick just one author as my favorite. I love to read anything from Aphrodite Jones and James Patterson.
Where are your books available?
My books are available at Amazon.
What are you working on right now?
I’m currently working on several erotic short stories.
What is your ultimate goal?
My goal is to eventually be able to write full time.
Do you have a favourite film? And if so what is it?
My two favorite movies are Smokey and the Bandit and Shooter.
Here is how you can find Sahara Shae
My blog: saharahshae.com
YouTube: Saharah Shae
I'd like to take this the last moment to thank Saharah Shae for being a willing interviewee and answering all my questions. I hope you liked getting to know her as much as I did and have, and I really hope you'll follow her on one of the links provided above, but if you want to take up the Saharah Shae challenge and let her excite you then shoot on over to Amazon and pick up a couple of her books ;) you might just get hooked.
I am a wife, mother, and grandmother, and I live in Wales in the U.K.
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