I am so pleased to being in another writer I have actually met in person! I met S.D. during my first writing conference. And now, I get to introduce this awesome writer to you, faithful readers. When you hear Grimm, you may think of fairy tales. I don’t think you’d be too off the mark with that thought! I introduce to you, S.D.Grimm!
S.D.Thank you SO much for having me! I’m really excited to be here.
P.T. Let’s get right to it. What genre do you write in and what led you to write?
S.D. I write YA fantasy and science fiction. They are my favorite genres to read, and I so I love writing them. <3 I started writing in the second grade because I love escaping into new worlds and meeting new characters. I love reading about their journeys both inner and outer. And I love reading about relationships between characters. That is my favorite.
P.T. Tell about your new novel Amber Eyes and the Children of the Blood Moon series.
S.D. Okay! So the Children of the Blood Moon trilogy is about Jayden, dagger-wielding, storm-detecting orphan, who is the only hope of saving the Feravolk race. Maybe they should have thought of that before they killed her family. It’s a sword and sorcery type fantasy with wolves, unicorns (not your average peaceful ones) and flying, venomous black lions. Not your average fairy tale.
P.T. So I’m super curious. Where do you get the new words you use? (eg: Soleden, Feravolk)
S.D. Awesome question! Soleden comes from meshing the words soul and Eden. So, think the soul of the Garden of Eden. And Feravolk has German origins. I wanted the people who bond and commune with nature like my Feravolk do to have a name that symbolized this. So the word volk in German means people, and fera comes from the word feral. So there you have it: wild people.
P.T. Aha! Now, we have a little peek into how your writing brain works. What are you writing/planning next?
S.D. Well, the final Children of the Blood Moon book comes out in January, but in the meantime, I just had a brand new series launch two days ago! Phoenix Fire is the first book in the Phoenix Cycle series. It’s a historical romance meshed with present-day urban fantasy with a taste of a Romeo-and-Juliet-esque forbidden love. Basically, Ava Elderson has been born before, as a Phoenix—monster hunter and guardian of the human race—but she won’t remember this until her sixteenth birthday.
P.T. Oooh. Nice! Now, time to put you in the hot seat. Questions come fast and furious. Are you ready for a challenge, S.D?
S. D. I’m ready!
P.T. While writing, coffee (black, sugar, cream?), tea (regular, Earl Gray, herbal?), hot chocolate
S.D. Always water. Frequently chai. Recently butterbeer
P.T. Prefer e-book reader, or print book?
S.D. Hardcover is my favorite way to read. But I love books in paperback and on my e-reader, too.
P.T. Need a window/no distractions? Prefer laptop/pc?
S.D. I love to write to music. But when I’m line editing, I need to have it off so I can listen for cadence, rhymes, word overuse, etc.
P.T. Other artistic abilities?
S.D. I make clay dragons!
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S. D. Grimm’s first love in writing is young adult fantasy and science fiction, which is to be expected from someone who looks up to heroes like Captain America and Wonder Woman, has been sorted into Gryffindor, and identifies as rebel scum. Her patronus is a red Voltron lion, her spirit animal is Toothless, and her favorite meal is second breakfast. Sarah enjoys reading, making her clay dragons (Grimmlies), and practicing MMA. Her office is anywhere she can curl up with her laptop and at least one large-sized dog, and you can learn more about her upcoming novels at
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