Ah, yes. It is that time again. We are probing the mind of yet another speculative fiction author. And not just any author. But S.D. Grimm, debut fantasy author. Let the lobotomy begin! Muahaha . . . I mean, here’s the interview.
Bio: S. D. Grimm’s first love in writing is young adult speculative fiction—everything from urban fantasy to epic fantasy and space operas to superheroes. She is represented by Julie Gwinn of the Seymour Agency, and her next book is slated to be published through Enclave Publishing in April! Currently an editor for Splickety Publishing Group, she keeps busy freelance editing as well. Her office is anywhere she can curl up with her laptop and at least one large-sized dog. When she’s not writing or editing, Sarah enjoys reading, making clay dragons, kickboxing, fencing, Brazilian jiu jitsu, training dogs, and Netfix bingeing. You can learn more about her and her upcoming books at www.sdgrimm.com
Into the Mind
How many books did you write before being published?
Three. They’re each part of a trilogy I started when I was in middle school. It’s about a dog of magical heritage who’s supposed to save the world, except he got hit by a car and now has amnesia.
The Internet. Does that count?
What is your goal in and for your writing?
I hope to write books that emotionally impact my readers deeply, and that show my God in a way that is so obvious and so completely subtle at the same time. And I hope every book I write is better than the last because I’m constantly growing as a writer.
Why do you write?
I can’t not. It’s part of who I am. But aside from that, I write because being creative draws me closer to my creator.
Are you a panster or a plotter?
I like to think of myself as a plotter with pantser tendencies. I plot out where the story will start and what big thing will happen and how the whole thing will end. Everything else just comes organically. (Sometimes after much digging or re-planting.)
And now for a few fun questions. What was your favorite movie as a child?
Himura Kenshin. He’s an anime character who’s basically one of the most awesome swordsmen ever.
What is your favorite food?
What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Pistachio, coconut, or cotton candy.
What book has made the most impact on you?
Wow. Tough one. I’m going to go fiction, because that’s what I write. I’ll pick Watership Down by Richard Adams because it was about so much more than rabbits. And the characters made me love them. I wanted to be a writer after reading this book.
Would you rather live in Middle-Earth, Tatooine, or aboard the Starship Enterprise?