Charlotte Hawkins

I'm a romantic and a nature lover. I live in a quiet country town and I live to write. I'm known by my pen name, Charlotte Hawkins, under which I write romance novels, and also by my real name, Sarah Pawley, under which I write my literary novels. Thanks for reading!


Could you tell us a little bit about yourself?


I live near Fort Knox, Kentucky. I grew up near Chicago, and I have a great love of that city and its history. I’m a hopeless romantic and I have loved storytelling and writing since I was a child.


Describe your book ‘Finding Grace: A Novel’ in 30 words or less.


“Finding Grace” is the story of a young woman struggling to find herself and gain independence from her oppressive upbringing.


What was the hardest part of writing your book?


Making “Grace” a tough heroine while keeping her likeable.


What books have had the greatest influence on you?


“Jane Eyre” without a doubt. There is no other book that inspires my inner spirit like Charlotte Bronte’s masterpiece.


Briefly share with us what you do to market your book?


Press releases are very important. I also do a lot of networking, and I try to have a close relationship with my readers. I also post samples of my work on writers forums.


How do you spend your time when you are not writing?


I work as a receiving associate. I like to travel, and I spend a lot of time doing research for my novels.


What are you working on next?


There is another novel coming, a sequel to “Finding Grace.” It should be published next spring.


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