Well, here are some interesting facts about me:
1. I talk to my bichon frisé like he’s a normal human being. And yes, Buddy does answer back. (Funny how my mouth moves while he talks!)
2. When my son took up skate boarding, I thought I’d be the cool mom and learn it too. Unfortunately, I ended up on my back and paying a visit to emergency.
3. My two boys and I fiddle. (But they’re way better than me!)
4. My favourite season is autumn so I can kick the leaves when no one’s looking.
5. My husband says I snore so loud it wakes him up.
Well…I like a few places best: Paris; Sydney, Australia; and Quebec City.
All those places sound fabulous! I've only been to Paris but I'm hoping to visit the rest! What is your favorite song?
Of course, it changes all the time, but right now it’s Lennie Gallant’s Peter’s Dream.
When and why did you begin writing?
I loved writing as a child and wrote my first unicorn novella when I was in grade six. It was six chapters long and ended tragically. But I truly became serious about writing after my father died eight years ago. I secretly like to think he put me up to it because at the funeral reception, I found myself telling everyone I felt like writing a book and couldn’t understand why. I finally did the following spring and haven’t stopped since.
What influences your writing?
Things that happen to me in everyday life. For example, my unpublished teen fiddling mystery, A Town Bewitched, grew exponentially from our first experience in fiddling camp. We were so crazy about fiddling. Then one day, I thought, what if that craze happened to an entire town, only there was something really wrong with the fiddler…
A lot of the plot in my second unicorn novel came from an experience as a child when I wasn’t allowed to play with a native girl (this was back in the sixties). It haunted me most of my life, but I’m glad to say, I found her on FB and apologized after nearly 50 years. She never responded, but at least I reached out to her. We were both victims of the times.
What do you do when you’re not writing?
Why, fiddling, of course. That and snowboarding.
Those both sound like a ton of fun! What do you look for in a book when you sit down to read for fun?
I like good, clean fun. No swearing or bodily functions. I love to read mysteries, ghost stories, historical novels, that sort of thing. And I hate to admit this, but I love the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Nothing makes me laugh harder.
If you could meet anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be and what would you say to them?
My dad, I guess. I’d ask him, “Do I do you proud?”
I thought you’d never ask. It’s an awesome tween fantasy novel, entitled, The Shadow of the Unicorn II: The Deception. Of course, it’s the sequel to The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Legacy. And, BTW, I’m writing the final of the trilogy. Anyway, here’s the book trailer:http://youtu.be/xZgQSBowrFE
And it’s on for only $2.99 on Amazon.
Woo hoo! I love unicorns! How can we find you? Website, Facebook, blog, etc?
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
Yes, most important of all. I give half of the proceeds of all my unicorn novels to the Third World Eye Care Society, a group of eye specialists who travel to third world countries delivering thousands of pairs of used eyeglasses and performing eye surgery for free.
Wow! That is amazing, Suzanne! Thanks for supporting such a great cause. It was really great to have you on the blog today! I can't wait to read your new book… it looks awesome!
Readers, please feel free to comment and ask questions for Suzanne!