I sat down with Sarah Doughty to learn more about her recent release, Safe!
“When Aisling Green’s happiest day turns into one of her worst, she will fight for her life as everything she’s ever known comes into question.”
Where did your inspiration for the book come from?
I already had an idea of where I wanted this story to go, since it was a continuation of an overarching story. I knew I wanted Aisling to face her biggest fears and put her past to rest once and for all.
Did you outline the story, or dive right in?
I plotted like crazy and once I knew the whole story, I began writing.
How did your characters come to life?
In the beginning, it started as a dream. It was the ending of Just Breathe’s first chapter, when Aisling sees Connor for the first time. Though I only remember that instant from my dream, I could feel its importance. Several years and lots of brainstorming later, the Earthen Witch universe was born.
Did you do any cool or interesting research for this story? What did you learn?
For this novel, I didn’t have to do much research. But I was considering what would come next in the universe. I can’t give it away without spoiling some of the story.
What was your favorite part of working on this story? What was the most challenging?
The worst part by far was forcing Aisling to confront her past in the midst of a tragedy. But in the end, she overcomes and at last realizes her potential on her own, which is a huge step for her, considering her abusive past.
What’s next for this story – is it part of a series? When does it come out?
With luck, the next novel in the universe will be released this fall.
Safe, Book Four of the Earthen Witch Novels
When Aisling Green’s happiest day turns into one of her worst, she’s forced to face her worst fears.
An unexpected foe crashes the wedding of mated Earthen witches Aisling Green and Connor Jennings. Aisling manages to escape with her life, but tragic, irreparable damage is done, and their newest and greatest enemy escapes.
As she grapples with her new reality, doubts form about her existence and her place in the world. She leaves everyone behind and strikes out on a journey to find herself, playing into her adversary’s hands. Fighting a futile battle against the heartbreaking emotions that threaten to overtake her, this nemesis strikes and she uncovers an unbearable piece of her past. As she falls apart, she questions how she can overcome so much heartbreak and stop the bloodshed.
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