Sharon Bayliss

Sharon Bayliss is the author ofThe December People Series and The Charge. When she’s not writing, she enjoys living happily-ever-after with her husband and two young sons. She can be found eating Tex-Mex on patios, wearing flip-flops, and playing in the mud (which she calls gardening). She only practices magic in emergencies.


1. Could you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I live in Austin, Texas and you can usually find me barefoot in the backyard, playing with my sons and working in the garden. In addition my writing career, I have a day job in the field of social work.

2. Describe your book The Charge in 30 words or less. 

When Warren's little brother is kidnapped by the King of Texas, he ventures in to a still-Wild West to save him.

3. What was the hardest part of writing your book?

Finding time to write!

4. What books have had the greatest influence on you?

Some of the books I was required to read in school, such as 1984, Brave New World, and The Handmaid's Tale sparked my love for literature and specifically science fiction. Later, when I read the Harry Potter series as an adult, it reignited a love for reading and showed me how much fun books can be.

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

My marketing approach is mostly about building relationships and trying about lots of different strategies. I believe that if you write a book that people love, word of mouth will do a lot of the work for you. But first, you need to get the book in the hands of lots of passionate readers through giveaways, seeking reviews, and just interacting with people in person and online.

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

Just trying to keep my life in order! As I mentioned earlier, I work a full time day job and have two small children, so there isn't much time to spare.

7. What are you working on next?

The December People Series. The first book in the series, Destruction is already published, and book 2 is scheduled to come out in the fall.

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