Friday, January 13, 2012


KA: Can you give us a general idea of things you are working on?

SPD: This year I’ve mostly been doing historical romance, often with a dash of mystery or suspense. The Prairie Dreams series, opening with The Lady’s Maid, is a good example.

KA: You have helped me so much with my writing; can you give the other hopeful writers some pointers?

SPD: Study the craft of writing. None of us ever gets to the point where we have nothing to learn.
KA: Since moving from Maine to Kentucky, have you noticed any differences in the people and the area?

SPD: Oh, yes, and it’s not just the accent and the milder weather. Attitudes are different here. I used to think the regional differences were overblown, but not anymore. It’s hard to explain, but I think most people here are less intense, which may be good, but also less meticulous, which may be a loss. It’s not exactly that, and it’s not the same with everyone, but I think in general Southerners are more laid back than Northerners. In some ways I like it, but in other ways it makes me uneasy. (But then, I’m the type of person who always feels I should be doing more.)

KA: How many ebooks do you have out?

SPD: Twenty at last count, but I know Barbour Publishing intends to get three more out very soon.

KA: Susan, thank you for being my guest this week. I look forward to reading more of your books in the future. You can find Susan at I’m sure you both will enjoy the visit.

SPD: Thanks, Katt! I’d also like to mention that I give away several books on my website each month, and the winners pick the titles they want.

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  1. I'm checking because some people have had trouble getting their message through.

  2. Hello! I'm happy to be here this week. Katt, I am looking forward to the drawing when we give away a copy of The Lady's Maid. I sent in my manuscript for the final book in the series yesterday.
    Blessings, Susan

  3. I've read a few of Susan's books and enjoyed them! Thanks for a chance to win The Lady's Maid. I'm sure it will not disappoint. :)
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