I first discovered Sawyer Bennett back in January 2015 when I picked up ALEX, the first book in the Cold Fury Hockey series, and it was love at first book. Since then, I’ve read over a dozen of her stories and when I see a new book with her name on it, it goes right to the top of my To-Be-Read-Next list. I’ve been fortunate to have met her twice; the first time was at RT15 in Dallas, where I made a fool of myself after spending seven laps scouring the room for her. When I finally found her, I screamed (yes, screamed) her name and thanked the Lord above for finally finding her. How did she handle this crazy person? She screamed back and hugged me, a total stranger. It was a very laugh-out-loud moment. Without further delay, please welcome our Author Of The Month, Sawyer Bennett.
Hmmmm… let’s see. I’m 47 years old and the mother of the cutest little 2 year old ever. Her name is Parker and she’s a mini-me. I have two other babies and that would be my dogs, Atticus (Bernese Mountain Dog) and Scout (Golden Retriever). I live in North Carolina (born and raised) and is it bad to say that my writing is a hobby to the extent I get so much joy out of it. It definitely doesn’t feel like a job even though that’s exactly what it is.
2 How did you get into writing and why romance?
I got into writing on a lark. I’ve read romance for as long as I can remember and always thought to myself “I think I could write a romance”. My husband dared me, and so I did. As to why “romance”? Ummm… I have no clue as I’m not a very romantic person, but I do think I have a good handle on what women want in a man, and that’s what I try to convey.
3 Do you ever re-enact the sex scenes you write about?
4 Name a romance book or series you would love to see as a movie/TV Series.
This may seem weird but I’d love to see Dean Koontz’ Tick Tock made into a movie. It’s my favorite book by him.
5 Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover?
I can’t say that I have.
6 What is your ideal way to end a long day?
I like to end my day in my bed either reading for a bit or watching some mindless TV.
7 Describe your ultimate holiday.
Days upon days spent out in Wyoming, either driving around looking at wildlife or fly fishing down the Snake River. I may have done that a time or two and it’s my go to holiday.
8 Who is your favourite book boyfriend and why?
Is it poor form to pick one of mine? If not, then it would be Tenn Jennings. When I finished
Shaken, Not Stirred, I realized he was my ideal of perfection in a man. But my second choice would be absolutely any man written by Kristen Ashley.
9 What turns you on and what turns you off?
Lack of confidence turns me off in a man.
10 Boxers or briefs? Or commando???
11 Who is on your top five “Freebie List”? Who could you sleep with that your partner won’t mind?
Well, I do think my husband would mind but let’s pretend he won’t, and not in any particular order:
Liam Hemsworth (at the same time as Chris Hemsworth would be a bonus)
Rob Zombie (yes, I know that’s weird but I have the hots for him)
12 You have a table booked for four in your favourite restaurant. Who would you invite to join you?
President Obama, Rob Zombie, Elizabeth Warren