Thursday, March 1, 2012

Rob Sadler - with Vengeance!

A couple of years ago I hardly knew what Urban Fiction was, and then I won a book in a contest. It painted out a world of supernatural creatures and adventures right here, in the modern world, and it intrigued me. That book was "Rebirth of the Chosen" by Rob Sadler, and it is my great pleasure to welcome this innovative author to my blog!

Rob Sadler - coming out with VENGEANCE!

Welcome Rob! Please tell us your latest news!

Well my new book “VENGEANCE” is due out any day now. It’s a compilation of short stories that all revolve around people that get exactly what they deserve!

I can't wait to read that! Is there a single book or author that made you want to write? 
I had always loved creative writing and I had even toyed around with writing a fantasy book when I was younger. I loved David Eddings, Robert Jordan, and Terry Goodkind. With that said, it wasn’t until I happened across Wild Blood by Nancy A. Collins that I realized there truly was a genre that could suit me. After I read Midnight Blue, also by Collins I knew I would be a writer eventually!

How does your family feel about having a writer in the family? Do they read your books? 
As far as I know everyone seems to love the idea, though I know not everyone has read me. I do run a lot of my ideas past my wife and occasionally my Mom. It felt a little weird the first time I handed an un-edited manuscript to my Mom considering the amount of sex in my one series but thankfully I have a really cool family! They are all very proud of me for going after what I want.

What do you love about your latest book?  

In VENGEANCE I love that I went completely away from the paranormal and dealt with realistic situations. Horror and gore are fun, but psychological thrillers that have a foundation in reality can hit you harder. Now in Revelations Out Of Darkness I’m writing in a ton of new characters, some of which will play big roles in book 3 of the series. New characters are always fun!

Do your fictional characters develop on their own, or do you have their lives planned out in advance? 
My books start at the ending, and then I create a base set of characters. I place the characters in situations and have them react the way I feel they really would based on their individual personalities. I know what the ultimate outcome will be, but I let the characters find their own way. Of course sometimes the characters choices change the ending as well but I deal with that as it comes too.

Do you base any of your characters personalities off people you know, and if so, do you tell them? 
I have loosely based characters off of people I know and in a couple of cases I have let the person know. I find I do that right at first so that I have a basis for how they would move, or react. The characters take on their own personality with time.

What type of scene do you enjoy writing the most?

That is easy, combat and violence in general come to me so easily that I can’t wait to get to a good action sequence. A close tie would be the scenes involving intimacy, romance, and sex, anything with emotional vulnerability. I guess in all cases it’s a deep emotional submersion that I really enjoy. The kind of scene I can play out in my head and really feel the impact it’s going to have on the reader be it good or bad.

What’s the biggest challenge you’ve faced in writing? 
Without question it’s editing, editing, editing, oh yea and editing! I love to write but I find that when I read my own work I see the scene the way I wrote it in my head and not necessarily the way it really look on paper. I can read the same misspelled word twenty times before I notice because I am so wrapped up in the entire scene and not each individual word.

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