Welcome Author Suzanne Johnson
If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
Asked this question last week, I’d have said teleporting, the better to avoid airports and such. Now I’d choose telepathy, since my day job’s in sudden turmoil and I’d know what everyone was thinking. Oh, okay. Might as well throw mind control in there, too!
Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
Wow, there have really been a lot. Anytime someone takes a few minutes to send an email or note to tell me they like my books (or voice an opinion about what the characters should do next—LOL) is incredibly rewarding. It reminds me I’m not doing this just for myself or writing in a vacuum, even though it feels that way sometimes.
Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
It will make you laugh, turn some fantasy conventions upside down, and leave you feeling as if you’ve just returned from a trip to New Orleans and South Louisiana.
It changes from week to week. This week, it’s oysters—fried, baked, broiled, doesn’t matter.
What book are you reading now?
I just finished a new post-apocalyptic YA by Tim Lebbon called London Eye. Next up: Kim Harrison’s Ever After, which I’m reviewing in advance of its January release.
What’s your favorite season/weather?
Fall. The summers are so hot in the South that when that you feel that first hint of coolness in the morning air, it’s heavenly. It’s going to be in the 80s here this week, and that’s just wrong. It’s December, for crying out loud.
What was your favorite children's book?
Probably Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden, although I also was a huge fan of Heidi.
Beach or Pool?
Inside in the air conditioning, looking out the window at the beach. Did I mention I hate hot weather?
What is one book everyone should read?
I’m tempted to say the Bible and the Koran, because even if the reader is not a person of faith it will help lend understanding to what is driving so much of our world. However, I won’t say that, because I don’t think there is one book everyone should read. One of the beauties of life is the freedom to choose what one reads or doesn’t read. Except mine, of course. Wait—I want to change my answer. Everyone should read River Road—LOL.
Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
Elysian Fields, book three in the Sentinels series, will be out next August, and I will have one or two digital shorts out before then set in the Sentinels world. At least one, if not both, will be told from the point of view of the undead pirate Jean Lafitte, a major character in the series. I also write a paranormal romance series under the name Susannah Sandlin, and there’s a new book out in that series in early February.
Thanks for having me here, Michelle!
Thanks so much for being here!! :)