This month Suzanne is in conversation with moderator Cade Haddock Strong of the Sapphic Lit Pop Up Bookstore along with Lambda award winning author Nan Campbell and author Rita Potter. Hear her answers about young adult fiction and listen to a one-minute reading from A Talent Ignited.
Ruminations on the act of writing and the inspiration behind it.
Not the Roman God, but the one over Birmingham, Alabama. I’ve been creating A Talent Within characters as miniature figures on Hero Forge, and while I was in the process of changing outfits, I accidently got a pretty good moon shot of poor Hilfa the blacksmith. I kept thinking, this looks really familiar. Then it […]
I don’t know who you are, but thank you for the 4- and 5-star reviews on Goodreads and Amazon. I can’t tell you how much it means to see reviews telling me you enjoyed the book. My favorites are the ones that say, “I couldn’t put the book down” and “It reads like a film.”
Today is publication day! My book is out in the world. I finally had the joy of opening a box of paperbacks and holding one in my hands. This has literally been years in the making. I starting writing short stories as a teen, mostly to entertain my friends. Then as a young adult, I […]
When writing fantasy, names can be a big problem. Should I use names people recognize? Should I use names accurate to the medieval period? Should I make them up?
In my case, I did a little of all the above. […]
When you read my debut novel, A Talent Within, you’ll see I’ve kept a lot of the details accurate to medieval Europe, but in my own world of Valmora.
So why did I take the time to be certain my characters are eating spices appropriate to a specific time and region in European history, if I’m writing fantasy? […]
I’m now an author in the stable of Bold Strokes Books, a leading publisher of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer fiction since 2004. I’d like to thank the owner, Len Barot, for providing opportunities for writers of sapphic fiction to be published. Also, a big thank you to all the editors, marketers, and other […]
I’m an aspiring writer of women loving women (wlw) fiction, sometimes referred to as lesfic or queer fiction. As a teenager, I dreamed of someday authoring a book. Not to make money, or to enjoy accolades of any kind, but to see what I wanted to read. Strong women doing the same things men did, […]