The mind is a strange beast…extraordinary, unpredictable, protective.
Penny Osborn’s mind is no exception. In High School, Penny witnessed a massacre and lost her father to the same killers. She had seen it unfold before it happened, in a premonition, but could not prevent it.
A college research project at the edge of the Arctic is her chance for a new beginning. Struggling with PTSD, Penny’s therapy includes running, dogs, and guitars. Yet her fresh start is plagued by new premonitions, dark and foreboding, that coincide with a rising number of murders in the community. Her visions are vague, offering little to identify the killer.
When confronted with an orphaned polar bear cub, Penny risks everything to save its life. The deepening mystery of the murdered women, coupled with the exhaustive duties of caring for the small cub, draw her closer to her friend, Noah, and further from her sister.
Fearful for the serial killer’s next target, Penny discovers where her physical abilities can help her.
Will letting go of the past lead to healing? And can she stop the murders?
– When and where do you prefer to write?
I prefer to write early morning when all are asleep, and I am fresh and ready to face the day. Saturday and Sunday are the only days available for that, though, as I work full time. The dining table is where I set up and create magic. Every other day, I’ll scratch notes on post-its or my erasable notebook to refer to those days with a more extended writing period.
– Do you have a certain ritual?
Nope. I am of the sporadic, take advantage of the situation kind of gal.
– Is there a drink of some food that keeps you company while you write?
Water or diet soda to drink. If I eat, I take a break, so I don’t grease up my keyboard.
– What is your favourite book? In what genre?
All would fall under fantasy. The Last Unicorn (Peter S. Beagle). I bought the graphic novel and read them for my daughters when they were younger. Or The Name of the Wind (Patrick Rothfuss) or Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern). Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. Or Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling)…Oh, but James Rollins…his books are excellent (he’s a vet, too). Too hard to pick one!
– Do you consider writing a different genre in the future?
Yes, I am working on a sci-fi/fantasy novel at the moment. Very excited about it! I’ve also a sequel in my head for Inside Voices, and three other ideas (sci-fi/fantasy, fantasy/horror/time travel, and steampunk).
– Do you sometimes base your characters on people you know?
No, I don’t want someone to read my work and feel like I am writing about them. Ha. I will pick out little quirks, though. Or broader personality traits.
– Do you take a notebook everywhere to write down ideas that pop up?
Yes! I have several sizes, too. Rocketbooks are my latest favorite writing tool. My penmanship is terrible, so once I transcribe notes into another notebook, I can erase the gibberish.
– Which genre do you not like at all?
I wouldn’t say I don’t like a specific genre at all. Comparatively, I don’t read much outside of fantasy or thrillers, tho.
– If you had the chance to co-write a book, whom would it be with?
A dream co-writer would be Neil Gaimen or Charlie Tyler, author of The Cry of the Lake.
– If you should travel to a foreign country to research, which one would you choose and why?
How much time do I have? The west coast of Australia if months or Iceland if weeks. I have never been to either place. Both have extreme and beautiful landscapes that interest and intrigue me. Although Ireland and Norway (I’ve Scandinavian blood) would also rank up there.
Thank you so much for the opportunity to be on your blog. I appreciate it and hope you enjoy Inside Voices!!
Thank you, Sarah Davis and Rachel’s Random Resources
About the author
Sarah Davis is many things…wife, mother, veterinarian, writer. An avid reader, she enjoys stories that transport her into new and exciting lands. Having read more books than she could ever count, she has considered writing a novel for ages. It wasn’t until the idea for “Inside Voices” popped into her mind that she finally started pursuing that dream, with much encouragement from her family. She and her incredible husband share their remote home on the prairie with their three extraordinary children and one mostly human weimaraner.
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