I haven’t known Sharon Buchbinder for long, but I can tell you that it’s been a great time. She is one of the most caring people I know, and I have no idea how she does so much. She’s the President of PRG. She’s an author. She is a cheerleader for other authors and the readers who are part of PRG.
How long have you been part of PRG?
I had to go back and look at my files! I’ve been with PRG since 2012. I joined and Gloria asked me to edit reviews, which I still do. I like the work because I get to see what’s new and hot in the genre(s) and what reviewers look for in a good book (e.g., no cliffhangers! good editing! great characters! surprising plots!) I also get to find out what others are reading and keep growing my TBR pile.
What are your hopes for the future of the organization?
I want PRG to continue to be a home for all authors, not just paranormal romance, but a place where we can provide one of the biggest services an author needs: REVIEWS!
And I like what you’re doing with the web team and newsletters that focus on our members. That’s a service other author groups don’t offer.
It’s not really a question, but I’d like to thank you for the diversity you guys represent on PRG. It’s a very positive atmosphere.
KUDOS to Gloria and the reviewers who love good reads, no matter the genre, and who give the love back to the authors.
Turning away from PRG, what’s your current work in progress?
I’m finishing up a short paranormal novel called TAKEN BY THE IMP, to be released on June 9, 2020. Here’s the long blurb:
Dexter Graham has no trouble making money as a financial wizard—as long as he doesn’t leave his home. He finds it nearly impossible to be with other people, because he’s a telepath who gets swamped by their thoughts. Prompted by an unexpected visitor from the past who reveals shocking family secrets, he takes a risk and visits his brother in Cat’s Paw Cove. Will the trip make things better or worse?
Ynez Saghira is a gifted chef at the Feline Fine Retirement Home who yearns to be financially independent and open her own café. She has lots of talent and creative ideas but lacks the capital to start her own business. What’s a poor imp to do?
Dexter and Ynez join forces to quiet the voices in his head, build her business, and ferret out family mysteries. Will the secrets draw them closer together or push them apart
Is there a story you’ve wanted to tell and haven’t yet?
Yes, I’m hoping to get to it next–after I get edits back on my serial killer novel. Here’s the tentative blurb for this WWII inspired story which has been on my back burner for three years.
Emerson (Emmie) Thornton Armstrong is a CIA analyst when she is called back to Virginia for her beloved grandmother’s funeral. The moment she steps out of her car, fond memories of summer vacations with tall tales of international intrigue and elaborate scavenger hunts flood back.
Judson Kyarr, a handsome import-export businessman, is among the mourners. Judson has come to Jane’s funeral to pay his family’s respects. As he leaves the service, he gives Emmie his business card and whispers “Call me if you need anything.”
Gloria Armstrong, Emmie’s socialite mother, is furious the grandmother’s estate has been left not to her, but to her daughter. She orders Emmie to sell the property and to destroy the grandmother’s embarrassing and “obscene” diaries.
Emmie weighs keeping the property and its cherished memories against the independence money can provide. However, when she discovers instructions from her deceased grandmother sending her on an international quest, she realizes she can’t let go of the past without first understanding it. With Judson’s help, Emmie follows the clues in her grandmother’s last intricate scavenger hunt, discovers her true identity, and finds a surprising path to love.
About Sharon Buchbinder
After working in health care delivery for years, Sharon Buchbinder became an association executive, a health care researcher, and an academic in higher education. She had it all–a terrific, supportive husband, an amazing son and a wonderful job. But that itch to write (some call it an obsession) kept beckoning her to “come on back” to writing fiction. Thanks to the kindness of family, friends, critique partners, and beta readers, she is published in contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and romantic suspense–as well as textbooks! When not attempting to make students, colleagues, and babies laugh, she can be found herding cats, walking her dogs, fishing, cooking, dining, and laughing with family and friends, or writing.
RONE and Royal Palm Literary Award Winner, Legacy of Evil
President, Paranormal Romance Guild
Romance Author, Hotel LaBelle and Kiss of the Jinni Hunter Series