I first heard of Mr. Bauer when I won a Goodreads Giveaway for his book called Sadie Sapiens. This is not his first book, he's actually written two other books before Sadie Sapiens. They are SCUBA based stories & you could quite possibly call them The Josh Jenson Chronicles. Book one of the series is called The Cavern Kings & book two is Wakulla Bones. While I will briefly mention these two books, my main focus in this blog will be Jeff's latest book Sadie Sapiens.
Jeff Bauer is a SCUBA instructor who specializes in teaching cave diving. So, it's no surprise that his first two books The Cavern Kings & Wakulla Bones would cover this topic. As a SCUBA diver myself, I have to say that I'm excited to see that someone with knowledge on the subject has written a fictional series showcasing this recreational activity in a light that both avid & novice divers alike can respect & enjoy. Often I've found that any book that even talks about SCUBA diving fails to approach it in a realistic or even respectful manner. So, a dive instructor writing a story about it should take the subject to a level that I've never seen before & can't wait to read.
- TRB- How did you come up with the idea for Sadie Sapiens? Does your love for the chihuahua's you rescue play into it?
|Jeff Bauer's Chihuahua Clan|
|The real Sadie checking out one the authors many hobbies|
|Stopping to smell the roses, wait, those aren't roses...|
|The real life Sadie getting ready for bed ;-)|
- TRB- Do you think dog's could ever evolve to be as intelligent as Sadie?
- TRB- What is it about the chihuahua that you love so much?
- TRB- I believe you mentioned that you're in the process of writing a sequel to Sadie Sapiens, how many books can we expect to see in the Sadie Sapiens series?
- TRB- I noticed that you have two other books that you've written about SCUBA diving. I'm an avid SCUBA diver myself & I think a story where SCUBA is part of the storyline sounds wonderful, I don't think I've read a book yet that has done that & that's saying something considering how much I read, LOL. I completely understand being passionate about something & you certainly seem to take the phrase "Write what you know" to heart, is that how you decide what to write next?
- TRB- When you sit down to write what are some of the comfort items you like to have near you to help your creative juices flow? (music, coffee, tea, a pet, pics, etc...)
- TRB- Do you have any favorite hobbies outside of reading & writing? This is a question I would ask most authors, but I think it's safe to say, rescuing chihuahua's & SCUBA diving are 2 of your favorite hobbies, do you have any others that you would like to share that I didn't mention yet?
- TRB- Who is your literary hero?
- TRB- I like to believe most avid readers have a book or series that they remember reading as a child or young adult that helped fan the flames of their love for reading & writing, I'm not too embarrassed to admit that mine was the Bunnicula series by James Howe. What was yours?
- TRB- How often do you write?
- TRB- Is there any advice you might have for new & or aspiring writers that you never got when you first started, but looking back you would have liked someone to have shared with you?
- TRB- Did you have a parent or teacher that inspired you to follow your dreams & ambitions for writing?
- TRB- Did you always want to write or is this a new hobby and or passion?
- TRB- How do you feel about the whole eReader vs Paper debate?
- TRB- Do you have any other book ideas, aside from the two you already have going, in the works that you can share with us?
- TRB- Finally, is there anything I may not have covered already that you would like to share with us about yourself & your writing?