Alligator Preserves Episode 6: Interview with Stephanie R. Sorensen, Author

Author Stephanie R. Sorensen also paints…and sews! This is one of her Victorian creations.

“What’s a Toru?” I asked my guest Stephanie R. Sorensen, author of the highly acclaimed novel Toru: Wayfarer Returns (Sakura Steam Series) (Volume 1)

Listen to today’s episode–my very first Alligator Preserves interview–to discover the answer to my question and many more as we discuss the writing process, character development, author challenges and much more.


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Show Notes:

  • Author Stephanie R. Sorensen talks about her novel Toru: Wayfarer Returns (Sakura Steam Series) (Volume 1)
  • Her earliest memory with books and telling a story to an audience
  • The importance of character transformation in stories
  • Writing challenges and prioritizing multiple obligations
  • Evolution of language and the media
  • Memorable characters in literature and a type she’s itching to develop
  • Opinions on indie-published books
  • Writing routine and advice for new writers and authors
  • What’s next?
  • Introduce next topic: How I almost created an international incident while in the Army


Novel Stephanie remembers with memorable, heart-gripping character:
Kristin Lavransdatter: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

5,000 Words Per Hour: Write Faster, Write Smarter (Volume 1)

Laurel’s Amazon Author page

Intro/outro voice by Nick McHargue,
Podcast music from Jamendo Royalty Free Music


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Laurel lives and laughs and publishes and podcasts in Colorado's Rocky Mountains! She has published several multi-genre books and hosts the podcast "Alligator Preserves," where she interviews fascinating people, talks about the human condition, and shares scary stories from her "Dark Ebb" collection.

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