From the Booking Desk:
The crime fiction community is very active online and many of our friendships begin there before moving into the real world. Sara Weiss is one of the readers I met via Facebook – I know she is friends with many of you – and I am thrilled to feature her here for this weekly profile series.
While we haven’t met in person yet, it’s only a matter of time. But there is hardly a week that goes by without some interaction between us – not surprisingly often about books, authors, or the community-at-large. I hope that you all enjoy learning more about this mega-fan and occasional reviewer. Remember, if you see her around the cyber-realm (or the real world), be sure to say hello.
Name: Sara Weiss
Location: Dallas, Texas
This person from my personal life is such an inspiration:
My mom is really my inspiration. She didn’t work until I was in high school so she could be with me, yet by the time she retired she was the AVP at a multinational corporation.
One of the people I admire most in the crime fiction community is:
I really admire McKenna Jordan. I can imagine how hard it is to run your own business, especially one that is already an institution, and she is a talented, working musician. She risked bad publicity and possibly more to stand up for the whole crime fiction community when a popular author implied (more than implied, really) that genre fiction was lesser writing.
STALKER ALERT! If this fictional character were real, they would likely need to get a restraining order against me:
Probably Reacher, if I could find him.
People are always surprised that I am a fan of this individual (singer, actor, or artist):
Metallica. I am a head banger from way back. The 80’s hair bands are my first choice of music.
My personal catch phrase is (or should be):
Breathe, apparently I tell my students and friends that often.
Great to see that there’s another pure rocking headbanger like me out there! And believe me Sara, I grew up in the time of 80’s metal ruling the world and still write about it today, so I’m right there with you on my undying love for the greatest music of all! I spent most of last year seeing all the bands I should’ve seen in 1988!
Your mother sounds like an amazing woman.
I’m more a New Waver than a head-banger, but do love that ’80s music! Good to meet ya, Sara!
I love to see my friend Sara getting a shout out. And her mom, too!