Author Revealed

About Sabrina Jeffries

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 1/1

Q. Previous occupations

A. Technical writer/editor, English professor

Q. Favorite job

A. Writer

Q. High school and/or college

A. International School Bangkok, Louisiana College, Tulane University

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. I have so many! Here's a few: James Taylor, Dougie McLean, Loreena McKennitt, Tori Amos, and on and on

Q. Favorite movie

A. Just one? Pride and Prejudice with Matthew MacFadyen

Q. Favorite television show

A. Right now, it's NCIS

Revealing Questions

Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

A. I am living my childhood dream!

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Love doesn't come easy. That's what makes it so rewarding!

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Perfect happiness is a cup of Jamaican Me Crazy coffee and a good book, both enjoyed on the balcony of a cabin in the Smoky Mountains in spring. Actually, just give me the Smoky Mountains in spring, and I'm good!

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Not being able to write.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. London!

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Aphra Behn, one of the first English professional writers. I have not had nearly the exploits she had, but she blazed the trail for other writers and spoke her mind. A lot. As do I.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Bernard Rimland, for recognizing that autism was neurological and changing life for parents of autistic children everywhere.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. I have NO clue.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Not starting to write romances sooner!

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I'd LOVE to be able to draw.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Building this career that I love.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. My distractibility

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. My creativity

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. A talented musician.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Mr. Darcy from Austen's Pride and Prejudice

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Hannibal Lecter. He's fascinating!

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I would love to meet Elizabeth I. What an amazing woman! I'd ask her if she really had any lovers, and which ones were the best. Oh, and how she managed to rule England so effectively. Plus, I'd ask if she knew if Shakespeare's works were really written by him. I mean, she should know, right?

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Having to wait in a line. Anywhere.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Traveling. I don't get to do it nearly enough, though.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Actress. I'm a ham, what can I say?

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Tolerance, sense of humor, intelligence

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Pizza

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. It changes weekly, but right now it's "All That You Have Is Your Soul" by Tracy Chapman, "Love Story" by Taylor Swift, "Bitter with the Sweet" by Carole King, "Touched by the Sun" by Carly Simon, and "Caledonia" by Dougie McLean

Q. How did you come to write Don't Bargain with the Devil?

A. The heroine, Lucy Seton, was a secondary character in Let Sleeping Rogues Lie, and I felt she should have a book. As for the hero, while I was plotting the novella I wrote before I wrote this book, I stumbled across a website about magic and magicians (the non-paranormal kind), and since I've always found magicians sexy, I thought it might be fun to pair one with Lucy, since she likes "flashy" men. The rest came out of that.

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