I’m so excited to be interviewing Sarah Grace Grzy on her debut novella Live Without You, which I will review tomorrow!
1. When did you start writing with the hope of becoming an author?
I started writing during the summer of 2017. But to be honest, I didn’t actually start writing with the hope of becoming an author. I just started writing . . . for me. And then that turned into publishing, which has been a wild, crazy awesome journey.
2. What is Live Without You about?
Put simply, Live Without You at its core is about real people dealing with real issues. But here’s the official synopsis:
Piper Redding is a loner, but lonely. Everyone she loves has abandoned her and opening her heart to others is just asking for more pain. She can’t help but blame herself for her brother’s tragic death six years ago, and in her guilt, she shuts herself off from the world. No one could love her—not even the God who promised to be there for her but wasn’t.
For paramedic Ezra Bryant, failure is not an option. He’s had enough of it, and only by God’s grace is he able to put it behind him. But when a traumatic event brings Piper’s greatest fear and Ezra’s failures to light, can they use that event to allow God to mend their broken pieces? Can love triumph over fear, and grace over guilt?
3. What inspired Live Without You?
There was no specific event or thought that I can think of that inspired the story. One day out of the blue the idea for the first scene flashed into my head, and the story just sort of flowed from there
4. Who is the book for?
Humans, mostly, but surprisingly I’ve also gotten feedback from a few penguins that enjoyed it as well. 😉 In all seriousness though, my target audience is fans of clean Christian fiction, age 16 and up, although there is nothing inappropriate that would make it unsuitable for younger readers.
5. What do you want readers to gain from your book?
My greatest hope is that readers will come away with a greater knowledge of their heavenly Father’s unfailing, unending, unfathomable love for them.
6. Have you written any other books and where can we get them?
I have not. Live Without You is my debut novel.
7. What kind of books do you enjoy reading?
All kinds! I truly do love a smorgasbord of all different genres. Contemporary fiction, historical fiction, and suspense would be at the top. I’m not really a fan of speculative fiction, but there are a few I love, and I’ll give almost anything a try. 🙂
8. What is your favourite romance novel?
Oh, good question. I just discovered the Walker Family series by Melissa Tagg, and it has quickly become a favorite! I can’t decide whether I like All This Time or Like Never Before better! Life After by Katie Ganshert would be another favorite, although I don’t think that’s technically in the romance genre.
9. Where can we connect with you?
I am on many of the social medias: Instagram at @sarahgracegrzy, Twitter at @esteticodesigns, and Goodreads at http://goodreads.com/sarahgraceg. My author profile is separate from my personal Goodreads account, and you can find that at http://goodreads.com/sarahgracegrzy , also have a web and graphic design business which you can find at a http://www.esteticodesigns.com/
10. What tips you have for young aspiring writers?
Find your people! Whether they be family, friends, other writers\authors, or some combination thereof, create for yourself a “support team” who know you and know your goals. People who will encourage you to push through, but also remind you not to push yourself too hard. People who will pray for you. People who can give you writerly advice and critiques. Having people there to support me throughout writing and publishing has been crucial, and I truly don’t think I could have done it without them. Don’t feel like you have to go it alone
Thank you so much for interviewing me! It was a pleasure! 🙂
Thank you so much Sarah for letting me interview you! Be sure to read Sarah’s novella because it is amazing, and it is packed with so much truth. If you want to know more about Sarah, just read her bio below:
Sarah Grace Grzy is a voracious reader, and if it weren’t for this crazy thing called ‘Life,’ she’d be tempted to spend all her days in front of a wood stove, book in one hand, coffee mug in the other.
A lover of learning, she finds enjoyment in many things and has more hobbies than she knows what to do with. Sarah Grace is a freelance web and graphic designer, and when not working, spending time with her ever-growing family, or reading, she can be found painting, playing the piano, or fangirling with her sisters and friends. She inhabits the State of Great Lakes, and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else—unless it meant she could have a baby penguin, in which case, she’d gladly move to the South Pole.