Thursday, June 16, 2011
Guest Author Interview: Sharon Buchbinder
Please welcome today's guest author Sharon Buchbinder! Sharon is the author of many novels including Kiss of the Silver Wolf.
EJ: When did you begin writing?
Sharon: I have always been a story-teller. As a child, I got into a lot of trouble for "making things up." Now, I get rewarded for making things up. I love being able create heroes and heroines that people can relate to--even crazy cat ladies, as I did with CATASTROPHE, my first publication with The Wild Rose Press (WRP). I've been writing fiction since I was in middle school and have the rejection slips to prove it. In high school, I even submitted a script to "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." on yellow-lined paper in pencil. Not surprisingly, that was rejected, too. (David McCallum, now playing "Ducky" on NCIS, used to play Illya Kuryakin on the "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." I had a major crush on him, part of the reason I wrote the script. LOL!)
EJ: What brought you to the paranormal genre?
Sharon: I cannot recall a time when paranormal events have not played a role in my life. I have always accepted this alternate reality that many others do not experience or recognize. Their disbelief doesn’t dismiss my psychic experiences: dreams that come true, that I think of someone–and that person calls, and that I knew my sister was pregnant before she did. In the 1970’s while a psychology major at the University of Connecticut, I participated in telepathy experiments using the now famous J.B. Rhine Zener cards and other images. My “hit rate” as a receiver was statistically greater than chance occurrence. I lived in a haunted house during my undergraduate years and heard the ghost who lived there. She would mimic my roommates’ voices and move things around to get our attention. It worked. I’ve heard/felt other ghosts/entities. Curiosity and pragmatism took me down the paths of psychology (BA), neuroscience (MA in Psychology), Nursing (AAS) and finally, public health (PhD). So, it’s really not surprising that I’ve gravitated to paranormal romance as one of my favorite sub-genres to read and to write.
EJ: If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?
Sharon: What a great question! When I was little, I wanted to be Carol Ferris, owner of Ferris Aerospace and girlfriend of Hal Jordan (aka Green Lantern) and Queen of the Star Sapphires (DC Comics). She wore purple (my favorite color), was as tough as Green Lantern---and was powered by love. She could fly, kick ass and had free will. That my friend is what an empowered supernatural woman can do! I even dressed up as her one Halloween. Sadly, no one knew who I was supposed to be, so I missed my mark. LOL.
With respect to spookier, non-comic book powers, I have to say that I would love to have telekinetic powers. Because I hate to have to go across the room to get something once I’m settled in at my computer. It would also be helpful if you were being mugged or trying to protect someone else. A definite all around great talent--with good control, of course. There might be a temptation to be a show off. Like, “Hey, you need some help changing that tire?” That might get old. And tiring.
EJ: If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?
Sharon: If Kiss of the Silver Wolf were made into a movie, I would love to have Kate Hudson star as Charlene, who is smart, tough, and loyal to her brother. Kate has played a lot of comedic roles and I think she could play a serious role, with touches of humor thrown in. The guy would have to be Leonardo DiCaprio. He’d make a perfect werewolf. LOL!
Kiss of the Silver Wolf by Sharon Buchbinder
When Charlene Johnson's parents die in a single-car accident, she's left behind as guardian for her severely disabled older brother. When her father's death is ruled a suicide she is forced to move to the sleepy rural town of Eden, Kentucky, the very place her mother always warned her about.
From the moment Zack Abingdon sees Charlene, he knows she's the one. Despite the electrifying bond between them Charlene senses things are not all what they seem. Secrets within secrets unfold, and ultimately Charlene has to make a life and death decision between rejecting her true nature and accepting her place within the wolf pack.
Thank you Sharon for joining us here today at From the Shadows!
To learn more about Sharon Buchbinder and her books, please visit her website.
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