Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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

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

Author Interview

1. Who is the plot based around?
Yesterday’s Daughter is based around two characters, Malachi and Sapphira and their journey towards finding each other. It is the story of Sapphira’s search for identity and Malachi’s search for Sapphira. Sapphira knows nothing about her past or family. She believes she is alone and must remain so to be safe. Contrary to everyone else’s belief, Malachi forges ahead in his search for Sapphira although she is believed dead. Their plot lines converge, revealing dangers and driving them towards their destiny.

2. What is the main idea of the plot?
The main idea of the plot is Malachi and Sapphira’s journey of discovery. The readers ride along while Sapphira discovers who she is and Malachi learns who kept them apart.

3. When does the plot take place?
Yesterday’s Daughter is set in the 21st century. I didn’t provide specific dates, but based on the technologies used in the book, the events that occur could have taken place ten years ago or today.

4. Where does the plot take place?
The story takes place in several places beginning in Staten Island, New York. The story leaps from there taking the reader to locations they will recognize as well as into the vampire world.

5. Why did the plot develop the way it did?
The plot developed the way it did because the characters drove it. Whenever, I tried to change the story or go off in my own direction it just didn’t feel right. I listened to the characters and they steered me, mapping the direction and the speed at which we traveled.

6. How did you come up with the idea for the plot?
Maybe I’m expected to have some profound answer to this question; perhaps that I studied the genre or took a creative writing class or some such. But the truth is simply that the idea was birthed in my dreams. When the dreams started, I’d see quick glimpses of the lives of the characters. As the story progressed, it was no longer just glances but entire scenes in my dreams or hearing conversations between characters while awake. At that point, I decided I should start writing.

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. Carol, thanks for hosting Sallie today.

    Sallie, I really like how your characters were in control of the plot all along.

  2. No problem, Nicole. Glad to host Sallie.

  3. Carol,

    Many thanks for interviewing me and making me so welcome. I really appreciate your kindness.

    1. Sallie, I'm thrilled to be a part of your tour.

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