Welcome to the blog, Susan. I am so delighted to have you join us today to celebrate your new release, A Haven for Her Heart.
Thank you so much! I’m thrilled to be invited back!
Which character from A Haven for Her Heart would you say you’re most excited for the readers to meet? And why?
It would have to be my heroine, Olivia Rosetti. The only daughter of an Italian immigrant family, she is disowned by her father when she becomes pregnant. Worse still, she is arrested and sent to a women’s reformatory, and eventually her child his taken from her and put up for adoption. The story begins when Olivia is released from prison. Her struggle to regain respectability, while trying to help other women in her situation, highlights her courageous and compassionate nature.
She sounds like an inspiring heroine. I can’t wait to meet her!
What will you remember most about writing this book?
I’ll remember how excited I was when I first started the Prologue. My enthusiasm for writing returned with this story, and it just seemed to flow out of me. For a writer, that’s a true gift!
Yes, that enthusiasm is a wonderful feeling! I love to hear that this book restored that for you.
Describe your favorite place to write. What’s your ideal setting for inspiration?
Apparently, it is the kitchen table!! I always wanted my own office, and last year when my daughter moved out for the first time, I used her old room as my office. But for some reason, I don’t spend a lot of time there, preferring instead to be at the kitchen table beside my bay window. I think it’s because I feel too isolated on the second floor alone.
I totally get that! My “office” is in the living room right now. It’s noisy at times, but I enjoy having my family near. 🙂
Which heroine from a book would you like to be? Why?
I can’t really think of an answer, so I’ll say Cinderella. LOL. Who wouldn’t want a fairy godmother and a rich, handsome Prince to rescue you from a life of drudgery and give you everything you wanted? (Wink).
Definitely a worthy choice! 🙂
What’s one of your favorite things about being an author?
I love creating new stories with great new characters, and of course, helping them find true love. My second favorite thing is seeing my book covers for the first time! That is always a thrill!
And your books covers are so lovely!
Is there anything else you’d like to add? Any upcoming projects you can share with us?
I’ve just finished revisions to Book 2 in the Redemption’s Light series, called “To Find Her Place”. This book will be out next summer, and the heroine is Jane Linder, an employee of the Children’s Aid Society and a minor character in A Haven for Her Heart. I’m also working on a Christmas novella (that might not be out by this Christmas) but I’m hoping to be able to offer this as a free gift for my newsletter subscribers. Fingers crossed!
That sounds wonderful! We’ll be watching for them. Thanks so much for joining us today, Sue!
Susan has graciously offered to give away a copy of A Haven for Her Heart to one lucky winner. Enter below and it could be YOU! 😉
Thanks for entering! Contest ends October 20, 2020 . The winner will be notified by email. Happy Reading, everybody!