SJ Knight, the author of the Savannah Series is today's Author Spotlight on the Jazzy World of E's Bookshelf. Knight released the first book in the series, A Week in Savannah, this past June. It's a story that involves all aspects of life, the good and the bad for the main character Savannah. Knight is currently working on the second book in the series, A Month in Savannah. It's my pleasure to introduce to you, today's Author Spotlight, SJ Knight.
SJ Knight's Biography
An Interview with SJ Knight
You released your debut novel, A Week in Savannah in May, what was the inspiration behind the story? Most of the story is true to live for me. I have been through a lot of the same things as Savannah. So basically she is me. From her eye color to her attitude. A week in Savannah is the first book in the series, did you plan to write a series all along or was it something you decided as the story progressed? I had actually planned on writing a trilogy but I think it has come down to writing just the two, for now. The main character Savannah, deals with tragedy in the book. How important was it to you to have that element in the story? It was extremely important, I wanted people to connect with her. Most people have been through the same things as she did at one point in their lives. I didn’t want the book to be all rainbows and butterflies because real life isn’t like that. I’ve read that you started writing as an outlet to vent, were surprised that it led to your first novel? I have written for fun since I was in seventh grade, I have notebook upon notebook of stories that I had written. I was really surprised that it turned into what it has. I love knowing that no matter what happens in life a piece of my heart will always be here. Oddly enough AMIS was the easiest and the longest piece I have written to date. It only took two weeks to write and another month to edit, now A Month in Savannah is taking much much longer. The next book in the series, A Month in Savannah is coming out soon, what can you tell us about this book? I can tell you that you will change you mind between Ezra and Sebastian a hundred times. You learn a lot about both men in this book. Savannah has a tough choice ahead of her and this time she isn’t the broken little girl she was before. She has grown and isn’t as hard to like this time around. As for the “scenes” oh lord!! HOTTT!!!! Has the process of writing your second book been different from your first? Yes, very much. A lot of that has been because life has just gotten in the way and for the most part I knew what was going to happen in this book. Apart from who she was going to pick I had the whole book mapped out. What has been the best part of writing and publishing a book? Just knowing that someone else has read my work and has used the words “You touched my life” or “You made me fee” that was all I could ever want so with that, I am happy. When you’re not writing what do you like to do for fun? I love to read. I probably read a book every two days. I love to watch movies and hang out with my two little men. Jaxon (3) and Maverick (18 months) In 10 words or less tell readers why they should read your book? My book has it all love, heartache, and overall feeling. Is there anything else you would like to say to your fans or readers new to you? I hope you enjoy my work and I hope it makes you stop and think for just a second. Also to those of you who have read a book by me thanks for giving someone with “no name” a chance. Be on the look out for my future books: A Month in Savannah (Savannah Series part 2) Denied (Stand alone) Spilt (Stand alone)