Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sallie Lundy-Frommer - Yesterday's Daughter - Author Interview

My thanks to Sallie Lundy-Frommer for stopping by The Character Connection for an author interview during the blog tour for her book, Yesterday's Daughter.

Author Interview

1. Who is your favorite character?
Okay, this should be an easy question to answer, but it isn’t. I’m torn between four characters in my book. They are all my favorites, in different ways, for different reasons. I guess you figured out I’m hedging answering this question. Okay, okay I’m getting around to it. Sapphira is my favorite character; there, I said it. If I have to choose only one character as my favorite, it’s Sapphira.

2. Why is he/she your favorite?
Sapphira’s my favorite because she evolves into a force to be reckoned with. I love the roller coaster journey she takes the reader on. She is not the only character that experiences highs and lows. But, Sapphira’s journey is unlike the others because she must struggle with the revelations that impact her very identity and destiny.

3. How did you come to create him/her?
Sapphira is the product of my dreams, plain and simple.

4. When did he/she first enter your mind?
Sapphira first entered my dreams approximately five years ago. It took me a while to gather the courage to begin the process of writing her story. But, I had to write this book; there was no getting around it. Sapphira and Malachi’s story became a waking distraction until I began to write.

5. Where was he/she given life in the creative process?
Sapphira was given life the moment she first appeared in my dreams. There was no specific point in the story where she was given life or entered the story. In my creative process, Sapphira is like the Alpha in the biblical sense; she was just there. She is the beginning.

6. What do you like the most about him/her and what do you dislike the most about him/her?
What I like most about Sapphira is her independence. Sapphira is a survivor and is accustomed to handling her problems. She’s never had a support system, as a consequence of her need to keep her differences secret. She is use to handling everything on her own. But it’s also her independence that I dislike at times. We all need help from time to time and need to be willing to ask for it. Sapphira learns this lesson the hard way.

About the Book
Yesterday's Daughter

Book Details:
Price: $12.99 paperback, $9.99 ebook
Format: Paperback, ebook
Publisher: Self-published
Published: January 2011
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781460925232
Genre: Vampire Romance
Buy Links: Amazon, Kindle, Nook, Smashwords

An emotionally laden paranormal vampire romance novel woven with layers of betrayal, love and loss.

Grace Stone, who later learns her true identity is Sapphira, is a loner who survives abuse in the foster care system after being abandoned as a child. A brilliant student, she escapes from her brutal foster parents as a teenager and creates a life for herself. But, her life is little more than existence; plagued with questions about what she really is, a family that she has never known and the never-ending need to keep her differences hidden.

She is alone and lonely, believing it will always remain so until Malachi appears in her life. Malachi, a Guardian of the vampire communities, has searched for his life mate, Sapphira, for decades. He refuses to cease searching for Sapphira even though she is believed dead by all. Conflict arises over the decades between Malachi and his family because of his refusals to accept another mate. But his very soul drives him on to continue his search, knowing that he could not exist if Sapphira were not in the world, somewhere.

About the Author
Sallie Lundy-Frommer

I can’t remember a time when vampires have gotten more attention. With shows like True Blood, The Vampire Diaries and Being Human and popular books like the Twilight and Dark Series, it’s seems like they’re everywhere. Vampires have always been my favorite supernatural characters. But why? Why am I fascinated with these fantasy beings? Why are you? My interest drove me to write a book, Yesterday’s Daughter. But I could have written about anything, werewolves, cat people or some other paranormal beings, but I chose vampires. Why, I wrote about vampires? I’m not sure I can fully explain why. Maybe I chose vampires because they exude prowess and majesty. But, that would be an all too simple answer. And when I think about it, I know it’s not a complete answer. But it’s a start. What do you think? Why are so many people so interested in these mythical creatures.

As for me, I was born on a farm in the rural South to a family of migrant farm workers. At an early age,my family moved to the urban North-East. Now I live in the suburban North-East with my husband and a large assortment of plants. I hold bachelors and masters degrees in Human Resource Management and currently work in the health care industry.

Connect with Sallie:
Web Site
Facebook (author)
Facebook (book)


  1. Thanks to The Character Connection for interviewing me. I appreciated your questions. They were very thought provoking.

  2. Connie, thanks for hosting Sallie today.

    Sallie, your story about how the idea for Sapphira came to you in a dream reminds me of the idea for "The Twilight Saga" also came to Stephenie Meyer in a dream. I think vampires must like the subconscious mind.

  3. Sallie, it was a pleasure having you stop by. Thanks for the great responses.