Susan, tell us a little about yourself.
I work in an IT department for a hospital by day. I’m a hipshaker and writer by night, an artist whenever possible, and an interent addict. I live in the sunny south with my teenage son and two Cairn Terriers.
Please share an enticing tag line of your current work with us.
When two people’s lives mirror each other, how can they not be together?
Your novel is being made into a TV series/movie. Who’s in your dream cast?
I have some actors in mind, but I prefer the reader to imagine my characters as they wish.
How do you come up with the titles of your books?
They often come to me before the story is written. I suppose I write the story for the title.
What does your writing space look like?
It’s a Mid-century Modern home office decked-out with furniture and artwork from the era. I used the Brady Bunch kitchen as the model for my color scheme. I love anything Mid-Century.
What do you like to do after meeting a word count/finishing a manuscript to relax and reward yourself?
Take on a household project. There is nothing more rewarding than a fresh coat of paint or new flooring.
What are your hobbies away from writing/the computer?
Dance, dance, and more dance. I love to go C&W line dancing, swing dancing, and bailando salsa and merengue. If I could dance everyday I would.
Where are your favourite places to read and to write?
What are two things people might be surprised to know about you?
I create my entire novel in my head while I’m driving or taking long walks. I play with characters for a year or more before putting them on paper so they are very real to me. Sometimes they surprise me. They’ll hijack my story and lead it in another direction. Oh, and the second thing, I have a degree in Automotive Technology.
What books might we find on your bedside table?
I enjoy books of many genres, but on my beside table you’ll likely find YA Contemporary and YA Romance novels. I love the genre. Young adults love, hate, and play hard in an arena where the world shines new and the future burns wide open. When I’m writing or reading YA, if I dig deep inside, I can recapture those intense, wonderful, sometimes painful feelings and immerse myself in that world once again through the characters lives.
What can we expect from you next? Are you working on anything new?
Right now I’m working on a sequel to Cherokee Summer, and I am editing and revising a YA Paranormal Romance novel where my automotive knowledge comes in handy. Think modern day Rockabilly and muscle cars. Hint. Hint.
Let's take a peek at Susan's new release, Cherokee Summer
available January 21, 2019.
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