Sariah Wilson Interview

The Friend Zone by Sariah Wilson

An Interview with Sariah Wilson, author of THE FRIEND ZONE

Disgraced college quarterback Logan Hunt was on his way to NFL stardom when he messed up big-time. Now the Texas star player with a bad temper has a new option: Seattle’s EOL College—as in End of the Line, to his fellow misfit recruits. It’s Logan’s last chance. If he can follow the rules. No parties, no fighting, no swearing, and oh, no dating the coach’s daughter, Jess. Simple. Yeah, right. For Logan, there has never been a rule he’s more tempted to break.

The deal is “just friends.” The pretty, confident, and fiercely smart math whiz is fine with pizza, tutoring, and keeping Logan in line. But the closer Jess gets, the more receptive she is to his warm heart and spirit—not to mention his irresistible off-field passes. With defenses down, they’re both heading into the danger zone.


Q & A

I am so glad you could join us here at Romance Junkies. To start, will you please tell us a little bit about your current project?

My current project is THE FRIEND ZONE, and it’s a story about Logan Hunt, a disgraced football player being given a second chance to play and graduate from college, which he is determined to do. His new coach has a lot of rules he expects his players to follow, including no dating. Jess is Logan’s math tutor and off limits, especially since she’s the coach’s daughter. They decide to stay just friends and try to fight off their growing attraction to one another.

When was the moment that you knew you had to be a writer?

My oldest son was diagnosed with autism and needed expensive therapies that insurance wouldn’t cover. I pondered and prayed about what to do to help him, and the answer was to be a writer. Which was weird, because I wasn’t one of those authors who grew up thinking I’d be a writer someday. I loved to read and I’d always been good at writing, but a whole novel? I decided to go ahead and give it a shot and now here I am.

Who gave you the one piece of writing advice that sticks with you to this day?

The one piece of writing advice that has stuck with me (and been reinforced) is to not let other people ruin my voice. i.e., don’t write by committee. I don’t actually use beta readers as a result. I did for a while, but then I quickly discovered that those readers had wildly varying viewpoints. For example, one would love the hero and the next person would think he was too immature and unlikable. How was I supposed to know which person to listen to? Because viewpoints are so subjective, I quickly decided that I would write the story I wanted to write and listen to editors who wanted to make my book the best it could be.

Describe the “perfect” hero. What about the “perfect” hero for you?

There is no such thing as a “perfect” hero. Because everyone’s personal “perfect” hero would be so different! What one woman or character would love, another woman would dislike. My “perfect” hero is the one I’m married to. He’s kind, funny, smart, loving, handsome, generous and an all around amazing person. He has his quirks and his faults, but so do I!

What are some of your favorite pastimes? Do you have any hobbies or collections?

In what little free time I have, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies. I also enjoy cross-stitching and love spending time with my family.

What has been your biggest adventure to date?

My biggest adventure to date would probably be when I traveled on a cruise to Central America and got to climb Mayan temples and boat through crocodile infested lagoons. It was fantastic, but very out of my comfort zone!

How do you describe yourself? How would your family and friends describe you?

I would describe myself as being smart, loving, hardworking and somewhat prone to dramatics. I think my friends and family would describe me the same way! (If they wouldn’t, I’m not sure I want to know.)

What project are you working on next?

At the moment I’m working on edits for the next book in the End of the Line series. It’s about Logan’s roommate and best friend, Bash. It should be out early next year!

 

The Friend Zone by Sariah Wilson

Title: The Friend Zone

Author: Sariah Wilson

Release Date: June 11, 2019

Publisher: Montlake Romance

Disgraced college quarterback Logan Hunt was on his way to NFL stardom when he messed up big-time. Now the Texas star player with a bad temper has a new option: Seattle’s EOL College—as in End of the Line, to his fellow misfit recruits. It’s Logan’s last chance. If he can follow the rules. No parties, no fighting, no swearing, and oh, no dating the coach’s daughter, Jess. Simple. Yeah, right. For Logan, there has never been a rule he’s more tempted to break.

The deal is “just friends.” The pretty, confident, and fiercely smart math whiz is fine with pizza, tutoring, and keeping Logan in line. But the closer Jess gets, the more receptive she is to his warm heart and spirit—not to mention his irresistible off-field passes. With defenses down, they’re both heading into the danger zone.

It’s more than thrilling. It’s love. It’s also a game changer that could sideline Logan’s NFL goals—and more important, a future with Jess. But dreams are worth fighting for, right?

 

sariah wilsonBestselling author Sariah Wilson has never jumped out of an airplane or climbed Mount Everest, and she is not a former CIA operative. She has, however, been madly, passionately in love with her soul mate and is a fervent believer in happily ever afters—which is why she writes romance series like The Royals of Monterra and #Lovestruck. After growing up in Southern California as the oldest of nine (yes, nine) children, she graduated from Brigham Young University with a semi-useless degree in history. She currently lives with the aforementioned soul mate and their four children in Utah, along with three tiger barb fish, a cat named Tiger, and a recently departed hamster who is buried in the backyard (and has nothing at all to do with tigers). For more information, visit her website at www.SariahWilson.com.

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