Crossroads of Humanity

Feb 16, 2013

Dream Big!

Welcome to the Dream Project Blog Hop!

Writing is largely solitary, and sometimes a lonely endeavor. Sure, writers talk to friends, experts for research, discuss what works and what doesn't with their editor, and bounce ideas off of fellow writers. But in the end it's one person pounding the keyboard or twirling the pencil. But what if it didn't have to be completely alone?

1. You have the opportunity to hire anybody as your cover artist. Who would you hire?

I've enjoyed having both Carl Graves from Extended Imagery and Yezall Stronghold from Covers by Yezall do my cover art. I think I'll continue to stick with them.

2. Who would you co-write your next novel with? What genre? Why?

I prefer to work with people I know and trust, so I would love to work with my husband, author Jay Merin, on my current project, but he prefers to write solo. My current work-in-progress is a dark urban fantasy, and I've actually asked my friend, Troy McCombs if he would like to work with me, because I like his style and I believe it would fit my next novel. Unfortunately, he's in the middle of another project right now. This would have been my first joint venture in writing, but I guess that will have to wait.

3. Your publisher wants to do an audiobook version of your novel and they're not sparing any expense. Who do you think can narrate your masterpiece?

Hm... I'd like Gina Torres to narrate my Reliance on Citizens trilogy.

4. They're really going all out! Your novel is getting a full soundtrack. Who should compose it? If your novel uses a lot of songs, list your compilation here.

Greg Edmonson for sure. He adapted music to fit the story line and characters in the TV show, Firefly. I'm sure he would do the same for my books and characters.

One of my main characters has a passion for music that was popular in the 1930's. I bet Mr. Edmonson would have a great time updating some traditional songs such as "Little Brown Jug," "Big Rock Candy Mountain" and "Sunny Side of the Street."

5. Congratulations! Your novel is being turned into a major motion picture. As the creator of the original work, you get to pick the director.

Yay, I choose Joss Whedon!

6. The director has some ideas on who to cast, but you get to cast one character. What role/character is it and who portrays them?

I think Jared Padalecki would make a wonderful Scott Maddock. In Price of a Bounty, Scott is a military man with a big secret. At the end of the book, he flees his home realm, with good reason, so we don't see much of him in Canvas Skies. However, with peace restored, he returns in Heart of Humanity bringing his family along with him.

7. You've been hired to write a novel based on a preexisting character or franchise from another medium. Which character or franchise is it?

I'd love to write a Firefly novel. I would be honored to write a story about any one of the characters or about the entire group. One thing I absolutely love about Firefly is the unique voice of each of the characters.

8. It's the anniversary of your favorite literary character's debut. You've been hired (yay, work!) to write an anniversary novel. Who is the literary character?

I have a collection of Cinderella stories from around the world. I think I'd like to try my hand at an ethnic Cinderella story. I usually write with an adult audience in mind, but at some point, I think I'd like to write a story for my daughter to enjoy.

Scheduled Stops:

February 1 - Thank you to Cody L. Martin for starting this Blog Hop.
February 3 - Please stop by and visit JenColafranceschi.
Febryary 5 - Donna R. Wood at Butterfly Phoenix has a terrific blog.
February 6 -  Check out Wendy Siefken's blog!
February 7 - Kai Wilson's blog is live!
February 10 - Stop in and say, "Hi!" to Author Merita King.
February 11 - Dan Peyton has the spotlight!
February 13 - Please visit Lisa Cody's blog.
February 14 - S.L. Wallace, oh that's me!
February 15 - Next up is Allison Cosgrove. Tag, you're it!
February 16 - Here's Brian Bigelow!
February 17 - Please stop in and say hi to Ed Griffin!
February 18 - DeEtte Beckstead Anderton would love a visit.
February 19 - Won't you stop by and see Laurie Boris?
February 21 - Way to go, Colleen Rose!
February 23 - Martin Crosbie welcomes you.
February 25 - Today is the day to visit Kevin Brown and Heidi Nicole Bird!
February 28 - Meet Sheila Lytle.

Thank you for visiting!


  1. Any blog post with Jared Padalecki as its thumbnail image on Facebook is GUARANTEED to get a read from me. LOL!

    Great post, Sarah. :-)

  2. Thanks for the post, Sarah. You're a big Firefly fan. Did you ever watch the SF show Cleopatra 2525 with Gina Torres in it? I hope you enjoyed the hop, and thanks for participating.

    1. Yes, Cody. I have watched most of the first season of Cleopatra 2525. I'll admit it was not the same quality as Firefly though.

  3. Wow! You really had this all planned out from the beginning haven't you? LOL! It's great to dream big, and thank you for the nice compliment on Butterfly Phoenix. You're a doll!