Featured Interview With Sagan Morrow
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I’m a romance novelist (subgenre: romantic comedies), which I’ve been doing for the past two years. I grew up in Winnipeg, Canada, and spent a few years living in the Netherlands as a pre-teen as well. My spouse works in small town BC, so although we still have our condo in Winnipeg, I’m living with him in BC during the pandemic.
We are pet-free and child-free. My mom is a veterinarian, so I grew up surrounded by animals, which I loved! I really enjoy cat-sitting for friends, but I’m not interested in having pets for myself.
I’m a hobbyist burlesque dancer, and when I’m not writing romcoms, I teach about productivity and time management to multi-passionate creatives through online courses like my signature Productivity Powerhouse program. I adore teaching about productivity to other solopreneurs! I’ve had my own business for the past 10+ years… I started out as a health blogger and freelance writer, and it’s evolved over the years so that now I divide my time between writing romance novels and teaching about productivity.
You can learn more about my writing experience and adventure of becoming an authopreneur in my Indie Author Weekly podcast, too.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
From the time I could hold a pen, I’ve been telling stories and writing. My parents used to ask me what I was doing when I was a little kid, because I would be sitting at my desk, scribbling away with a pen on bits of paper. “I’m writing a book,” I’d tell them—but I didn’t know the alphabet at the time, so they were just scribbles on paper!
Books were always my favourite form of entertainment as a kid, and I still love spending hours reading all different genres. I’ve written many books over the years, from when I was a child up until now… at some point I might have to track down those initial stories and see if I can rework and publish them, 20 years later.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I’m a big mood reader, so it really depends on a given situation. But right now, I’m loving chick lit and YA novels.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
My latest book is titled Her Bad Idea. It took me twice as long to write and edit this book compared to my other romance novels (this one was over 80 hours in total)… it’s challenging to write a romance novel during a pandemic! Because this book is also part of a series, there’s a lot of prep work that needs to be done to ensure that there’s consistency across each book and for the characters.
Her Bad Idea is a fake relationship, enemies to lovers, forced proximity, slow burn romantic comedy, and the seventh book in my Polyamorous Passions series. Scarlett has a failing burlesque business, and her only chance to save it is to become dance partners with someone she despises… but it turns out there’s a thin line between love and hate!
This book can be enjoyed as a standalone, but readers who have read previous books in the series often say how much they love seeing the story arc unfold over time. Her Bad Idea features more background about Scarlett’s unrequited crush, who we’ve seen little bits of here and there in the previous books—it’s such a delicious slow burn.
Teaser about the book:
Focus on the dance competition. The business opportunity. The prize money, for goodness sake. Anything except…
That smarmy attitude.
Those mocking eyes.
That chiseled jawline.
Staying focused on the task at hand might be harder than Scarlett Mitchell thought, when she’s stuck with sexy, arrogant Pete Fraser as her dance partner for the next six weeks. But she has no choice—he’s her only hope to win the big dance competition. Scarlett needs to win that prize money if she wants to save her burlesque business from bankruptcy.
…And it’s all the more complicated when she unexpectedly finds herself in a fake relationship with Pete, as an attempt to make her unrequited crush, Westley Prince, jealous…
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