discounting them. Someday I might like to write a novel about vamps and those furry creatures. But for now I like the bizarre mixed with romance. A strong hero or heroine confronted with extraordinary forces of nature, powers and capabilities gets my blood running hot as does an steamy contemporary romantic suspense.
I have THREE FINAL QUESTIONS before we get on to the excerpts:
Q - What was your favorite childhood book as do you think it influenced what you read or write today?
Susan - I guess the Littlest Witch. It did get me hooked on paranormal and spooky stuff. It was my first chapter book. I also read a lot of the Bobbsey Twins. I used to pretend I had a twin sister. That would have been awesome.
Q - The Whisper Cape series is intense and a fascinating vision of an unusual world. After working on a story like that, what do you do to get back into the real world?
Susan - Not much, really. I don't think I ever really leave it. LOL Cael and Addie, Gerry and Maia, they are always with me. Sometimes I think of things for them to do, and remember that, oh yeah, I finished writing that story. But I do read when I'm not writing, but then that doesn't put me back into the real world either. I love to go out to dinner, that usually brings me around.
Q - If you could have lunch with any author, who would you choose and why?
Susan - Just one? I'm being greedy. LOL Nora Roberts. Her writing has always drawn me in and inspired me, no matter what story it is. I don't think I've even not loved one of them. I'm sure that if I could spend just ten minutes with her, I could come back with a hundred and one tidbits of knowledge and trade secrets to make me a better writer. Can you set that lunch up for me? :)