Hello and welcome to my blog, Author Interviews. My name is Fiona Mcvie.

Thank you for having me.


Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name. What is your age?

I’m Sadie Grubor and while I’m coming up on the big 4-0, my maturity level is the equivalent of a 13 year old gay boy.  No seriously… I AM that terrible.

Fiona: Where are you from?

 I am currently residing in Central Pennsylvania in a town roughly made up of about 320 people, one gas station, one small post office, and a McDonalds.  Yep, folks, that’s right, I don’t even get a damn Taco Bell.  *sniff sniff*  That’s about a 40 minute drive for me.  #SendTacos

 Fiona: A little about your self (ie,  your education, family life, etc.).

 *Cue Fresh Prince of Bel-Aire Music*

Now this is a story all about how

My life got flipped upside down

And I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there

I’ll tell you how I became an author, and I should warn you I swear.

 In Ohio I was born and raised,

But in Pennsylvania is where I’ve spent most of my days.

Just Chillin and momming, everything was cool

Until one day I became a FanFiction writing Fool.

My hubby caught on and said, “Babe, this is good”

“You could publish, actually you probably should.”

I got one contract, but it’s self-publishing where I got ensnared.

And this is how I ended up an author.  An author who swears.

Fiona: Tell us your latest news.

Currently, I’m working on three books.  The first is the sequel to my dark erotic novel, Doll Face. The second is the fourth full book in my line Rockstar romance line, The Falling Stars Series.  And the third, well this one is a bit of a secret project I’m working on.

Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?

Honestly, I was obsessed with FanFiction and started writing it. It was all going great, but then I hit a wall in my life.  That wall being a struggle with depression and anxiety.  With some encouragement from family, my writing became therapeutic and helped me climb out of that heavy fog.  It became a way for me to focus and express all the chaotic feelings in a productive way.

Today, I write for the love of it, just as much as for the therapy.  Though given my last book release subject matter, I’m pretty fawking sure I still need some damn therapy.

Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?

It took me awhile to come around to the consideration of this idea.

For me, I just wrote stories. No big deal if other people were buying them and reaching out to find out when the next one was coming. It was still just me making some shit up and a few other people wanted to read it.

After said consideration, I still feel I’m an impostor behind an Author label.  LOL

Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?

 My first published book was a YA Dystopian book, Amongst the Ruins, which is published under a different name, but my fascination with dystopian societies and all the ways our future world could unravel pushed me to write the story.  As for my first contemporary romance, Falling Stars, I had read a couple of stories and liked them. But I’d wanted the end to come out different.  So, I decided I was going to just make it up in my head.  After that, the characters just showed up and wouldn’t shut up.

That seems to be the theme for me.  Characters show up and don’t shut up until I write them.

 Fiona: How did you come up with the title?

For Falling Stars, it was all about the downfall of a famous rock star and it just fit.  As for my latest release, Doll Face…  Let’s just say that it plays a part in the story.  LOL

Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?

Post it note chaos.  That’s my writing process.  I love post it notes and use them to note scenes, characters, ideas.  I’ll put them in order inside a notebook with a more in depth outline, or I’ll put them on my wall and move them around to arrange how things will go down.

Unfortunately, my biggest challenge is myself.  I let my head and anxiety get in the way of my story which clogs up the creative process.

Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

Mostly everything is fictitious, but my characters do have nuances of real people in my life.  With a couple characters being heavily influenced by relatives or friends.  My poor brother and sister have suffered this fate.

Fiona: To craft your works, do you have to travel? Before or during the process?

I would love to travel, but alas I have a day job and mom duties, so that’s not in my budget or plan.

Fiona: Who designed the covers?

 I design all my own covers, though I’ve considered contracting out a couple in the near future. LOL  I love to do it, but holy time suck dark wing duck, it takes so much time and dedication to work on them.

 Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

My books aren’t really for inspiration.  They’re more about giving people a place to escape from day to day life, to live vicariously through a rock star, a burlesque performer, a baker, or stripper with a secret.  My contemporary romances are about love and overcoming challenges to get there, while also being full or inappropriate and immature humor.  While my dark erotic tale is mostly about letting the bad guy, the villains, find love…  in their own sick and twisted ways.

Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?  Who is your favorite writer, and what is it about their work that really strikes you?

Reading this past year has been unfortunately sparse and limited, due to my erratic writing schedule and ‘non-author’ life craziness.  So, I tend to stick with reading my go-to’s and faves. NOT that I don’t download new author releases. I’ve got a TBR list that almost fills my Kindle.

There was one author that I picked up – not having read before – at the end of last year. She’s not a ‘new author’ by any stretch.  Just new to me.  BB Easton’s 44 chapters novels have captured me by the nipples.  I’m super excited for the next two to release.

As for favourite author, I have way too many to pick just one.  However, I seem to have a thing for Pennies.  Penny Reid and Penelope Douglas are at the top of the list, along with TM Frazier, Monica Robinson, and Ryan Michele. Stephen King, Richard Laymon, & Hugh Howey. I mean, I could go on for freaking ever!

Fiona: Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.

My friend and co-worker of eleven years has been with me from my FanFiction writing days.  She has been my sounding board, my first BETA reader, and overall cheerleader for my books.

Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?

At the moment, I see it as a part-time job.  I’d love to see it as my career in the future, unfortunately, that’s often a long arduous process. So, I work a full time day job, do my daily momming, and try to put out my next book as soon as I possible can.

Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

I would change one certain portion, which I can’t say too much about, but I think I’d like to have cut out the details about one of the characters and waited to divulge the information in a later book.  First, to make the Doll Face story line cleaner. And second, to build more intrigue around them.

Fiona: Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?

That my head is one mother fawking messed up place.

 Fiona: If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?

Oh, wow, this is difficult.  I’m not really sure.  I’d almost want some unknowns to play the characters in Doll Face, just so the story isn’t caught up in the ‘famous actor’ playing the part.

Fiona: Any advice for other writers?

“Never give up. Never surrender.”

Am I the only Galaxy Quest fan here? 😊Let me explain:

“Never give up.”

If you have a passion to write, then write.

If you want to publish, then get an honest BETA and editor.  You need to hear when your story isn’t working. It stings, but you NEED to hear it.  You’ll never grow as a writer or make your story the best it can be without this.

“Never surrender”

You need to have a thick skin. Be prepared to not be liked. Be prepared to stand up for parts of your story that your BETA/Editor just aren’t getting.  Fight for the important things.

Fiona: Anything specific you want to tell your readers?

 If you’re reading this and you actually know who I am and have read one of my books… Well, HOLY SHIT!  Slap my ass and call me Spanky!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you, so much for taking a chance on me when my unknown ass popped into your life.

 Fiona: What book are you reading now?

 I am in the middle of The ALPHAs: Four First Loves by CD Reiss.  As has been my norm, it’s slow going due to my time being pulled in other directions, but these have been some great stories.

 Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?

The first book I remember being read and reading myself was “The Monster at the End of this Book”.  It was a Sesame Street based book with Grover as the main character.  I still own this book and read it to my kids when they were younger.

As for a book I picked up on my own to read, it’s a toss up between, “Who Beheaded the Bi-Sexual Nymphos: A collection of gruesome murders” and “Teen Witch” I think that was the name of it.  It was about a girl who got magical/witch powers when she turned 16.    I was – still am – an eclectic reader.

Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?

 Hormones.  Seriously, why don’t grandmothers and moms sit your ass down and tell you how crazy real these things will get as you approach your 40s?  I mean, damn it Mom!  Where were you on this one?

 Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet? Why?

 There are a lot of people I would love to meet:

Alice Walker, because… The Color Purple.

Marilyn Monroe, to just see the REAL person behind the stories.

Rebel Wilson, cause she’s my spirit animal.

Marilyn Manson, because he fascinates me as a person.

Santa Claus, cause… it’s freaking Santa!

Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?

 I don’t get to dedicate too much time to them, but:

Crocheting, Baking, and Drawing/Painting

 Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?

 Anything I can binge on Netflix or Hulu.  I’m very eclectic in shows, movies, books, music, etc.  So, it’s not uncommon for me to binge an Anime series one minute, rewatch every episode of The Office the next, and then decide to watch a documentary about serial killers.

Fiona: Favorite foods, colors,  music?

 Green is my preferred color.

I’m a big girl, so I like a lot of food.  If it’s bad for me, I’ll usually eat it.

Haribo Gummies are one of my favorite candy to eat.

With music it depends on my mood.  I’ll go from 90s boyband, to gangster rap, to country, to classic rock on minute to the next.

 Fiona: Imagine a future where you no longer write. What would you do?

 Read, Blog about books, and make covers & teasers.  😊

 Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone?

 Nothing, cause that’s how you end up buried alive 😉.  I’m opting for cremation.

 Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?

 My website is www.sadiegrubor.com, but you can find me most active in The G Spot, my facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/GruborGroupies.

Thank you so much for even wanting to interview me.  I’ve had a bunch of fun and tried to control my potty mouth.  LOL

The Full Falling Stars Series

Falling Stars Series Order Main books written as standalones, but the characters repeatedly show up throughout the series and you get the most enjoyment out of reading them in order.

{FREE} Falling Stars – Book 1: myBook.to/FallingStars1

{FREE} Stellar Evolution – Novella 1.5: (not a standalone) myBook.to/StellarEvolution1

Hidden in the Stars (HITS) – Book 2: myBook.to/HITS1

Stellar Collision – Novella 2.5: (not a standalone) myBook.to/StellarCollision1

SNARE – Book 3: myBook.to/Snare1

{$0.99 Standalone} Refrain & Reprise – Novella 3.5 (standalone): myBook.to/RefrainReprise

Doll Face Novels

Book 1: Doll Face

AMAZON: myBook.to/DollFace

Author Info:

Sadie Grubor is a Haribo Gummy Candy Whore & a foul-mouthed writer of smexy times and characters who typically have immature and inappropriate humor. Yes, this is a reflection of her. She can only hope you respect her in the morning,but doesn’t expect it.

At some point, she may offend you. Yes, she realizes this and owns it. Trying to change this outcome has proved futile in the past. It’s best to just let her trashy mouth weed out the classy folk. Everyone is better off that way.

AMAZON PAGE: https://www.amazon.com/Sadie-Grubor/e/B0092UJRK8

LinkTree Links: https://linktr.ee/sadiegrubor