Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Sariah Wilson is a star...plus a book giveaway

Credit: JordanBree Photography
Introduction by Melissa Amster

We are pleased to welcome Sariah Wilson back to CLC today. I have enjoyed all of her recent rom-coms and am excited to read her latest, The Hollywood Jinxsoon! (It's in my five-book pile.) It is now available and she's here to celebrate publication day! I had a great time chatting with Sariah again and asking some new questions that I came up with recently. Her answers were a lot of fun to read! Sariah has one copy of The Hollywood Jinx for a lucky reader!

A passionate believer in happily-ever-afters, Sariah Wilson and her own soulmate live in Utah with their four children and the two family cats. Her belief in true love has inspired several bestselling rom-coms including CINDER-NANNY, THE PAID BRIDESMAID, ROOMAID and THE SEAT FILLER, as well as such bestselling romance series as End of the Line (THE FRIEND ZONE, JUST A BOYFRIEND); Lovestruck (#STARSTRUCK, #MOONSTRUCK, #AWESTRUCK); Ugly Stepsisters (THE UGLY STEPSISTER STRIKES BACK; PROMPOSAL), Royals of Monterra (ROYAL DATE, ROYAL CHASE, ROYAL GAMES, ROYAL DESIGN).

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The small town of Patience needs a financial boost. Temporary librarian and aspiring film-score composer Jane Wagner’s plan? Invite movie star Nick Haddon to the town’s harvest festival and stand back for the tourist surge. No one thought he’d say yes—much less that he’d bring a documentary crew to stream his visit.

Given Nick’s affinity for trouble, his reputation and films are tanking. Patience is the perfect stopover on a journey of self-improvement and his chance to put good karma out in the universe. Spending time with a sweet and lovely guide like Jane is a bonus. But Jane’s heartbroken past keeps her on guard against men. Especially when they’re jinxed.

The truth is, Jane’s falling hard. But she can’t ignore the differences between them. He’s famous. She isn’t. He’s here for two weeks. This is her home. Where can it possibly lead? She’ll see. Because day after blissful day, Nick’s encouraging Jane to trust again and, best of all, to dream beyond Patience. (Courtesy of Amazon.)

“Wilson nails the small-town setting, complete with nosy but well-meaning residents, and delivers a sweet happy ending. This is a treat.”
—Publishers Weekly

What is something you would tell the debut novelist version of yourself?
I would tell her that she has no idea how hard things are going to get! I really and truly believed (erroneously) that once I got published and crossed that finished line that everything would get easier. I had no idea how difficult it would be to write multiple books. I constantly worry about whether I’m repeating myself—with my jokes, with the way I write kissing scenes, with characteristics, with tropes, with obstacles and internal struggles, etc. No one warned me about that!  

Did you learn anything new or interesting while writing The Hollywood Jinx?
I spent time researching festivals in small towns and how small town governments worked. I have a friend who composes music for movies and she was the inspiration for my FMC. She very kindly offered suggestions and read through my manuscript to give me her thoughts. I was inspired to write this book when I saw that town in Australia who made a video that went viral to get Chris Hemsworth to come visit them. I thought—“What if he was single and he’d come and actually visited them?” (It’s a fun video to watch—I recommend it! And Chris Hemsworth did see it and told them he’d visit in the future. As far as I know, he hasn’t yet.) 

Was there anything you had to take out of the story that you wish you could have left in? (Spoiler-free, of course.)
Nope. That’s not how writing works for me. I’ve never had to cut a scene. I’ve certainly had to add scenes and expand emotional responses and put in more, but I don’t cut/remove things.  

What is the last book you read that you would recommend?
The last book I read that I’d recommend is Lisa See’s Lady Tan’s Circle of Women. It’s based on the life of Tan Yunxian, a 15th century female doctor in China. I love learning about women like this in history, who upended expectations and traditional roles to accomplish something so difficult and amazing.  

If your life were a TV series, which celebrity would you want to narrate it?
If my life were a TV series, I would want Helen Mirren to narrate. I think she has such a fantastic voice. Or Julie Andrews. I’m not British, but I feel like I should have a British narrator.  

Tell us about a time you jinxed something.
Oh, I constantly jinx things. I’m always saying, “Knock on wood” because I swear I speak what the worst possible outcome of something could be and it seems to make it happen. LOL.

Thanks to Sariah for chatting with us and for sharing her book with our readers!

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Rita Wray said...

No I haven't.

traveler said...

It could have happened but it is doubtful. How do we know?

Lisa D said...

I used to date a competitive figure skater and there was one particular competition he really needed to win to progress in his sport. I went along to watch the competition and his main rival was looking really great. I was kind of wishing he would fall over and just as I thought it, he did! Suffice to say, my then boyfriend ended up winning the competition.

Mary C said...

No, I have not.

bn100 said...


diannekc said...

I hope I haven't.

Mary Preston said...

Most likely, but nothing comes to mind.

Nancy P said...

I don't think there's really a way to know.. I think most times things work out exactly like they're supposed to.

Annmarie Weeks said...

I don't think so, because I don't really believe in jinxes too much.

Lelandlee said...

Have not

Xia Lee said...

Don't think so

Jess R said...

I don't think so.

rubynreba said...

No, I have not.

Ann said...

No, but I can't help but think of poor Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson's "jinxing" of his games...