Susan Renee wants to live in a world where paint doesn’t smell, Hogwarts is open twenty-four/seven, and everything is covered in glitter. An indie romance author, Susan has written about everything from lawn mowers to thick colossal bottles of wine, and has won a Snuggle Buddy award for her nonfiction book, “The Hula Hoop Tester’s Guide to Jumping.” She lives in Ohio with her family and seven tiny donkeys. She’s a Pet Whispering major from OMGU with a Masters in medical care for inanimate objects (a la Doc. McStuffins). Susan enjoys crab-walking through the Swiss Alps, drinking Muscle Milk, and doing the Care Bear stare with her closest friends.
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Well my first book, SOLVING US, took about a year from the day I decided I was going to write. It takes time to put pain and raw emotion to paper. SEVEN took about six months, and my third book, HOLE-PUNCHED is taking longer than I want it to, but I also want it to be good and since I’ve never written a romantic comedy before, it takes time, you know, to make sure I’m funny 😉
That I can actually DO THIS! That my words touch people and that those messages I get from fans/readers can make my day in an instant!
A HOT MESS!! I take only a few notes to get me started, then I just write…a little each day. Sometimes I ask my fans questions that help me along and I have a team that sort of beta reads for me as I go. They help me a ton!
Some character names come from real people, but otherwise no. I try to think of a name that I feel really fits the character.
I’ve only ever really cried once and that was writing the last couple chapters of SEVEN which is odd since my readers like to tell me how much chapter 1 killed them. The scene in SEVEN was more of an emotional celebration scene but man, it got me. I remember listening to the music that I was talking about in the book while writing and I just sat there crying while typing. And then I played the damn song again. What is WRONG with me?!
Other than the one I’m working on now and the ones I have planned to come? No.
YES!! My first romantic Comedy, called HOLE-PUNCHED! It’s gonna be good!!! A whole lot of inappropriate, but good!!
Could you tell us a bit about your most recent book and why it is a must-read?
SEVEN is sort of a story about a second chance at life/love/peace. I really can’t say much without giving it away but one of my characters moves back to her home town after a personal tragedy and by chance, of course, runs into the one guy she hated in school. You can probably guess where the story might go there, except there is a twist that makes the “Second chance love” even more tricky. Oh and if my readers have anything to say about it, you’ll need tissues. #sorrynotsorry
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