Author Sera Trevor
I’ve had the privilege of working with a number of awesome authors. One of those authors who I ended up betaing for by chance this year is Sera Trevor.
Prior to betaing for her, I read her story, Consorting with Dragons, and found myself utterly charmed by her imagination. I’m not usually one for dragons and all that magical fun, but I don’t necessarily turn my head to it either. I decided to give it a shot when it was picked for me for a Gang Bang challenge, and I’m oh so happy that I did.
Consorting with Dragons is just the first book that gives us a look into the mind of Sera Trevor. Whether it’s contemporary or fantasy, she manages to create a world and atmosphere that captures readers from the start and makes letting go nearly impossible.
I had the pleasure of catching Sera for a brief interview to talk a bit about some of her past books, her process, and what we can hope to see from her in the future!
Sam: Hey, Sera! Thank you for joining us on Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words for a mini-interview. Something I really like about your stories is how new they feel. Can you tell me a little about how a plot comes to fruition with your stories?
Sera: I start with a general premise and a vague notion of where I would like to go with a story, then create my cast of characters. After that, I write out in summary the plot of my story, chapter by chapter. When I have the frame of the story gingerly propped up, I set my characters loose and watch them knock it over while laughing at me. So I prop it back up, make some repairs, then set them loose again. Repeat until the story doesn’t fall down.
Sam: Sounds like a good plan to me, but I’m curious, how did you get the idea for The Troll Whisperer? Oscar is different from any character I’ve read and the plot line is quite original. It made me wonder if maybe you know an Oscar in real life, haha.
Sera: Fortunately not! (Or maybe unfortunately, depending on how you look at it. The guy does have his good points, as Noah would undoubtedly point out. However, Noah has a lot more patience than I do.) One of the reasons I love writing is that it gives me the opportunity to really explore different human experiences, and I like the challenge of working with difficult characters especially. I feel like taking on characters like Oscar is an exercise in compassion – to put yourself in the shoes of someone behaving badly and try to get where they are coming from.
Sam: Ah, that’s actually a really good point. I definitely felt that I grew to understand Oscar more as I read on. I imagine other readers feel the same. That was your first time really venturing into publishing contemporary, right? Can we expect any more of that genre from you?
Sera: Quite possibly! I’m more of a genre girl, but I had so much fun with The Troll Whisperer that I would definitely do contemporary again if the right plot snags me.
Sam: Very cool. So what do we have to have to look forward to from you in the future?
Sera: Right now, I’m working on the long-awaited expansion to Consorting with Dragons, as well as the sequel, Lances and Lovers. L&L will give Larely the guard his own love story when he rushes to the aide of yet another handsome young lord in distress, although said young lord is rather bad at accepting help, has a nasty temper, and has an equally wild dragon companion who threatens to wreak havoc on the populace. Larely’s got his work cut out for him, is all I’m saying. Risyda and Polina will be making an appearance as well. Plus, there will be baby dragons!
Sam: Great. I’m really excited to get my hands on it! I’ll make sure to keep my eyes on the lookout. How can readers keep up on any updates or news?
Sera: You can sign up for my newsletter at http://www.seratrevor.com/newsletter to get notified of new releases, plus you’ll get access to bonus content and sneak peeks of my works in progress.
Sam: Awesome. I know I’ve signed up for it already. Full of fun perks. And where can readers get their hands on your books?
Sera: You can pick up my books at Amazon, Smashwords, and All Romance eBooks.
Sam: Anyway, thank you for your time. I certainly look forward to seeing more of your stories.
Sera: Thank you for having me! It’s been a lot of fun!
Sera Trevor has been a fan of gay romance from probably too early an age. (You know those buttons on certain websites that you have to click to verify you’re over eighteen? She would totally click them before she was eighteen. Please don’t tell her parents.) She is too disorganized to decide on a subgenre, although her imagination has a decidedly fantastical bent to it.
She lives in California with her laptop, Kindle, and several hundred books. Also, she has some kids and a husband.
- –Consorting With Dragons (which won 3rd place for Best Debut in the 2014 M/M Romance Group’s Readers Choice awards)
- –A Shadow on the Sun
- –The Troll Whisperer
- –The Pink Wedding
- Website: http://www.seratrevor.com
- Newsletter: http://www.seratrevor.com/newsletter
- Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/sera_trevor
- Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/SeraTrevor
Consorting with Dragons is available at the Goodreads M/M Romance Group’s webpage here, but will not be available at major retailers until the expansion is complete.