Rapid Fire with Sara Desai

Sara Desai has been a lawyer, radio DJ, marathon runner, historian, bouncer and librarian. She lives on Vancouver Island with her husband, kids and an assortment of forest creatures who think they are pets. Sara writes sexy romantic comedy and contemporary romance with a multicultural twist

What is your ‘if you don’t like this, you can’t be my friend’ book?

The Princess Bride. Who doesn’t like true love and a hero who will do anything for you?

The last book you bought?

Nalini Singh’s Archangel’s Legion. I can’t believe it took me so long to read this amazing series!

What did you do with your first advance?

Bought a new laptop!

A book you wish you had written?

Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

Characters or Plot?

Plot – I love the story.

Weirdest thing you’ve used as a bookmark?

Bag of Cheesies (empty, of course)

Favourite writing snack?


What’s your favorite under-appreciated novel?

Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins. Beets anyone?

What is your writing Kryptonite?

Shifter romance

What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?

The Emotion Thesaurus by Becca Puglisi and Angela Ackerman

How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?


Do you ever judge a book by its cover?


If you didn’t write, what would you do for work?

Run a used bookstore so I could spend the day reading!