today I have the pleasure to have Sara Butler here with me for a chit-chat. Sara is the author of Wheeler, an Adult, Romance, Sports, Suspense set in London and in the pro-cycling world.
Here’s what Sara told me:
Since the main character in my novel, Wheeler, Loren Mackenzie is a pseudo-celebrity (she’s more well known on the sports page than the tabloid section), I’ve been asked to provide my top 10 TV shows that I binge. While I watch television, my TV is usually set on HGTV or DIY Network, because my son loves them.
For myself, my tastes are more in line with ‘whatever’s on that catches my attention.’ Lately I’ve been watching mysteries on the Hallmark Channel, but there are some shows that I’ve binged recently.
Stargate SG-1. I have every episode on DVD and I have watched each one at least three times.
Stargate: Atlantis. Again, I have every one on DVD.
Stargate: Universe. I do not have these on DVD. I am sad.
Jessica Jones (Netflix) Because she’s badass and David Tennant was in it.
Daredevil (Netflix) I liked this one but the end of season 1 with the courtroom drama irked me. That’s not how a real court case works, dammit!
Stranger Things (Netflix) Is my 1980’s showing?
13 Reasons Why. This series was like watching a car crash. I couldn’t stop once I started watching.
Kevin (Probably) Saves the World. I really like Jason Ritter – so much like his dad, John. (Damn, my 1980’s is showing)
Top Gear UK. Because I love sexy European cars and Jeremy Clarkson/James May/Richard Hammond. Matt LaBlanc/Chris Harris/Rory Reid have a good combination going so I’ve kept watching them.
The Grand Tour (Amazon – where Clarkson/May/Hammond are now)
Doctor Who, The Tenth Doctor: David Tennant because he’s David Tennant.
Shetland (BBC/Netflix) Holy cow was this a good police drama. I loved the characters, the scenery, the Highland Scots accents!
I would like to visit all the places that Google Earth showed me in Enfield and Northaw. I’ve been to London and visited Stonehenge. I’ve been to Edinburgh, Scotland and walked the Old Course at St. Andrews, but I would love to go back. I want to visit Falkirk and Glasgow. I’d like to go to Ireland, and back to Denmark to visit with my Danish cousins.
Ah, the dreams we have! Someday!
From a huge Top Gear UK, now The Grand Tour fan to another, thank you, Sara! If you want to know more about Sara, follow the entire Tour:
Now, let’s talk book, and find out a bit more about Sara’s novel, shall we?
Known as the Ice Queen of the peloton, pro cyclist Loren Mackenzie rarely shows emotion in the heat of competition; she leads her team with quiet strength and determination. But her successes have not come without suffering, and her tragic past is hidden inside tarnished armor.
While out on a training ride with her cycling team near Enfield, England, a chance meeting quickly develops into an unexpected whirlwind romance. But a relationship with an A-list celebrity brings with it the microscope of tabloid-media attention, which expose jealousy and rivalry that threaten to undermine Loren’s leadership of her team.
The new romance also reveals a dangerous obsession, culminating in a terrifying confrontation with someone from Loren’s past. Her injuries not only put her chances at the World Championship in jeopardy but also bring forth memories of a life she had long buried – for good reason.
Can Loren open her heart to the love she has held at a distance, or will her fear ultimately defeat her?
The follow up novel in the Wheeler series is coming soon.
Sara was born in the wee hours of a November night in New York City. When her family moved to a small borough in northwestern New Jersey, she had little choice but to move as well. Self-sufficiency is a tough thing for a toddler.
The dichotomy of being the middle child of three, but the only girl, was difficult, as typically no one really pays attention to a middle child. Mostly, Sara spent her time creating fanciful stories in her head when she should have been focused on other things, an issue that continues to this day.
Most of these stories have never been shared, let alone completed. This all changed in the spring of 2015, when Sara was encouraged by a friend to expand upon a short story she had accidentally emailed to him. The result is ‘Wheeler’, a romantic, women’s fiction/sport novel, which combines the author’s romantic inclinations and her passion for cycling.
Sara currently resides in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA, with her loving husband and their son. She is a paralegal for a boutique law firm in Chester County, Pa, an avid road cyclist and indoor cycling instructor at a national chain.
Follow the author’s blog at sarabutlerzalesky.wordpress.com or on Twitter @sarazalesky. She does a little dance every time someone ‘follows’ her on Twitter. Really.
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