Today I welcome Yolanda Sfetosos to the blog. Hi Yolanda, please tell us about yourself and your books.
Hi, everyone! Firstly, I’d like to thank Linda for having me here today.
My name’s Yolanda and I live in Australia. I’m a writer, and manage to spend most of my time... writing. Or thinking about writing. Seriously, sometimes I wake up with ideas, and they’re not just from dreams either. I find that going to sleep with a plot/idea problem usually means that I wake up with some sort of solution, which is awesome.
Asides from writing, I like to spend time with my hubby, daughter, and kitty. I also enjoy going for walks, working out, cruising the Net, watching my fave TV shows, reading, and collecting books. But I have to admit that writing consumes most of my time. When ideas strike, I like to pounce on them and write as many notes as I can. It helps turn them from random thoughts to coherent storylines.
While my daughter’s at school and my husband’s at work, I spend most of the day writing away. So I get a chance to squeeze in a lot of stuff. At the moment I’m working on rewrites. To be honest with you, this year has been filled with revision, edits, and rewrites. Revision because I’ve been finishing up a bunch of projects that I started last year, edits because I’ve had several books released this year, and rewrites because I’ve either decided to expand/improve an older/uncontracted story, or because an editor has suggested changes. Either way, it’s been a learning experience, and a way to see just how much my writing has grown.
My latest release is a stand-alone novella called DAMAGED. It was released from Damnation Books at the beginning of this month and is basically a dark story with horror elements, about an aspiring author caught up in a bad marriage, a plumber who offers hope, a helpful priest, a creepy basement, and a demoness hellbent on getting her way. This isn’t a conventional love story, but it does have an underlining romance that takes shape during the most unlikely time and place. I had a great time writing this story and I hope that readers enjoy it.
A few months ago, I also had my first novel release from Eternal Press, called SHADE OF GREY. This one’s a contemporary sci-fi romance story which features aliens, UFOs, abductees, men in black, hybrids, conspiracies, and hidden organizations. I loved sharing this story with readers, and have two more books planned in this world.
As you can probably tell, I write in a variety of genres—ranging from urban fantasy, paranormal romance, sci-fi, futuristic, horror, and have even ventured into YA. My muse doesn’t like genre restrictions, so I pretty much write whatever comes to mind, whenever it comes to mind. I have to admit that not putting restrictions on genre is a lot of fun. Although, there are a few things that you’ll most likely find in all of my stories: something otherworldly, a certain degree of darkness, and a romantic tie or two.
If you’d like to read a little bit more about me, or my books, you can over at my website: www.yolandasfetsos.com I try to keep it as up to date as I can, and offer several free reads as well.
Thank you so much for having me here today!
It was nice to meet you Yolanda. I enjoy paranormal books myself and I know they are very popular with lots of readers. I wish you well with your books and hope they are a success for you.