Author Interview: Yolanda Sfetsos Back to Blog

Today’s interview victim is the very talented Yolanda Sfetsos.  Yolanda is a fabulous lady who writes some great paranormal tales and it is  a real pleasure to have here at my blog today.  🙂  Yolanda, welcome!


1.    Please tell us a bit about yourself and the genre (or genres) that you write.

Hi Cynthia! Firstly, I just wanted to thank you for having me here today.

I live in Sydney, Australia with my husband, daughter, and cat.  I love to write stories with an otherworldly slant, and a good dose of darkness thrown in. Mostly I find myself writing urban fantasy tales because I love the genre and it allows me to include just about everything that I love to write about, but I also enjoy writing Sci-Fi and Futuristic stories.

2.    Describe SEALED WITH A DEMON’S KISS in 15 words or less.

A world with witches, warlocks, and demons sprinkled with betrayal and the unexpected.

3.    Okay, now use as many words as you’d like to describe your story.

This is the blurb…

Tamara is a pentagram witch who has been imprisoned by warlocks for five years. They want to use her power to conjure and bind a powerful demon, but she runs away a few days before their attempt.

Tyler is a demon who has lived with humans for too long. His latest mission is to keep a pentagram witch from the clutches of the warlocks. To protect her with his life, so his master won’t be conjured and enslaved.

However, when their attraction gets in the way, Tyler isn’t sure he can do what his master wants him to.

4.    Which character do you like better from SEALED WITH A DEMON’S KISS–the hero or the heroine?  Why?

Well, I actually like both of them because each character goes through a lot – together and individually. But the heroine has been through a horrid ordeal just before the story starts and always felt out of place. Even with those she was supposed to belong with. It was a challenge to tell Tamara’s tale, but also a lot of fun.

5.    What is the most challenging part of being a writer?
Rejection would have to be the most challenging. No matter how many books you have published, rejection still lurks behind every corner. Oh, and self doubt. I don’t know why that happens to us writer folk, but I read about it on other writer’s blogs all the time. Personally, I go through patches of this too. One second, I’m loving the story, and the next I start to question everything about it, and then fall in love with it all over again. Strange.

6.    In a fight, who would win…Dracula or the wolf-man?  What? This question seems odd? Please, folks are dying to know this answer.

Yikes! Good question. Well, I would have to say that wolf-man would probably have more strength, so his feral nature could squash Dracula… but those vampires are cunning and clever – which can prove to be lethal. I’m gonna have to go with Dracula because he could outsmart wolf-man.

7.    What’s your favorite scary movie?  Come on, spill.  No explanations—just name it.  Let everyone else guess why.

I love a lot of scary movies, but I’m going to have to go with: A Nightmare on Elm Street.

8.    Tell me the one thing you wish you’d known about being a writer, um, before you became a writer.

This is a hard one. I wish I’d known just how hard and how much work is involved in the non-writing part of being a writer. At the end of the day, I think the easiest part ends up being putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard. I find all the other things a lot harder – synopsis, queries, promo, etc.

9.    What is your writing schedule like?

Well, I get up early in the morning and get writing/revising as soon as hubby goes off to work. So I get an early start. Once my daughter wakes up, it’s time to shut everything down until I’ve dropped her off. When I have, I go for a nice walk by the river and think about whatever WIP I’m working on at the moment. This usually helps me sort out what I’m going to focus on for the day. I get home, get stuck into it, stop for lunch, keep going, and then stop with enough time to blog.

By that time, hubby gets home, so I don’t touch the writing until the next day. I spend pretty much the whole time my daughter’s at school working. I like to write at least 3k words per day, or get through 50 pages of revision. It depends on what I’m working on at the time. Oh, and I take most weekends off.

10.    Tell me anything you’d like to tell me.

Well, if you’d like to know a little more about me or my books, you can visit my website at I also blog almost every single day at Blogger and LJ, so feel free to pop in and say hi. I love to chat!

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4 responses to “Author Interview: Yolanda Sfetsos”

  1. Cynthia Eden says:

    Hi, Yolanda! Thanks so much for answering my interview questions! And I can’t wait to read Sealed with a Demon’s Kiss!

  2. Edie says:

    OMG! You make me feel like a slacker. I need to write more and Internet less. I have the same problem with loving what I’m doing one day and doubting it the next. I’ll take the loving part any time. 🙂

  3. Yolanda says:

    Thanks so much for having me here, Cynthia! 🙂

  4. Yolanda says:

    Hi Edie! The Internet is a big distraction. So I try to write on the computer that doesn’t have access. But after my writing’s done, I can ride the Internet. 😉