Sunday, May 11, 2014

INTERVIEW: Lily Sawyer

Today we're talking to the lovely Lily Sawyer who I met through the Wednesday Briefs flash fiction group!

Hello Lily and welcome to The Hat Party <3 Thank you so much for subjecting yourself to the RANDOMNESS that is a Raine O'Tierney interview! Please don your best hat, and let's get started!



A genre-specific virus has attacked you, rendering you INCAPABLE of writing your chosen genre. What do you do now?!

Change genres-  Write something I never thought I’d write in a millions years.

Be honest. Be TOTALLY honest. How’s your handwriting?

My handwriting is somewhere between illegible and chicken scratch. 

You have 200 words—Make. Me. Swoon. (PLEASE!)

Something hot for you

There wasn’t much to be said between them. Paul and Joe let their bodies do all the talking for them. They worked together as mechanics on their day jobs. They loved to work with tools,  that experience certainly was paying off for them now. They barely got into Paul’s apartment when Joe threw him up against the wall and was smothering his lips with his own. Clothes were torn off each other’s bodies as they struggled to be bare skin against bare skin. There wasn’t going to be any part left untouched. They’d waited a long time for this moment. Furtive glances made when they were sure no one was looking, clandestine touches when one would hand over a wrench or a cup of coffee. They’d been working together for two months,  taking lunches together, going out for a beer at the local bar. Now they each decided to take their relationship to this new and very passionate level.

Paul reached between them and grabbed Joe’s cock, wrapping his arm around both their cocks together. He moved his hand up and down their shafts. Moans could be heard from both of them. He knew they were close until finally they both came.

Do you know any cool party tricks and are you brave enough to do them at parties?

I’m not a party animal

If you were to dedicate your book to someone who has no clue they changed your writing life—who would it be, and why?

I’d dedicate my book to author Tj Klune.  After reading “Bear, Otter and the Kid.” And the sequel, I’ve learned it is possible to write a crazy personality in first person and make him so lovable.  I laughed and cried and loved the adventure.

What do you wish more people knew about you?

I’d like people to know about me:  I’m not as strong as people think I am.  I am very vulnerable, especially at this time in my life.  I can be sarcastic at times, but that is to hide the hurt and anger I feel sometimes.  I wish I had a close friend to hold me and help me at times.  And to remind me I’m not alone and the world isn’t such a lonely place.

How do you handle reviews? Would you rather have NO reviews ever or a slew of stab-ya-in-the-gut negative reviews?

I’d like to have reviews just constructive ones not destructive.

How will you survive the zombie apocalypse?

I’m not sure, probably join the zombies, if you can’t beat em, join em.

If you could go back to any point in your timeline to encourage yourself, when would you go and what would you say?

I’d go back to when I was in high school and tell my younger self to be more confident, strong.  That I’m a worthwhile person and not to let the bullies get to me. That I have a lot to offer the world.

And finally, for THE most important question of all: what kinds of dachshunds are the BEST kind of dachshunds?



Any dachshunds are good dachshunds.  What a silly question :D

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Somebody to Love

Sam Warner is busy working in his flower shop creating beautiful arrangements to celebrate all the happy moments in his customer's lives. He only wished he had something joyful to celebrate.

He was in a relationship until the day he came home to an empty apartment and a 'Dear John' letter. Hurt and alone he decides he doesn't want to be in another relationship ever again. But fate has stepped in and he meets Matt Doyle, the bartender at a local bar.

Can Sam give love a second chance?

Available From Amazon




Love on the East End

Gabriel Meyer’s restaurant is a dream come true, but he gets more than he expected when in the course of his business he meets William Thomas, owner of Rolling Hills Winery. Food and wine more than come together on the east end of Long Island as they discover just how complementary Gabriel and William really are. Their seeming paradise is disturbed, however, when they meet young Ben Stewart—a troubled teen who is being bullied at school over his sexuality. Can they help this young man and fight the intolerance that lies on the east end of Long Island, or will it consume them?

Available from Amazon


About the Author:

Lily Sawyer has to credit her late mother for her interest in reading and writing. She used to take her to library and opened up to her the world of books. She took a writing class in an adult enrichment program and got hooked. She started off writing stories set in various fandoms she was interested in like Star Trek and Brokeback Mountain. After getting some encouragement from family members and friends, she finally decided it was time to write her own original stories. Lily recently returned to drawing and was in an art class. Also loves to garden and loves everything about nature. Including going to the beach and looking up at the stars.

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