Today we welcome a special guest to the blog: Susan Boyer
Susan’s bio: Susan M. Boyer has been making up stories her whole life. She tags along with her husband on business trips whenever she can because hotels are great places to write: fresh coffee all day and cookies at 4 p.m. They have a home in Greenville, SC, which they occasionally visit. Susan’s short fiction has appeared in moonShine Review, Spinetingler Magazine, Relief Journal, The Petigru Review, and Catfish Stew. Her debut novel, Lowcountry Boil, is a 2012 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense recipient and an RWA Golden Heart® finalist.
Denise: Hello Susan! We look forward to getting to know you better and finding out about your new book, Low Country Boil. What can you tell us about it?
Denise: Eccentric characters in a southern town? Sounds like my kind of book! Every so often I like to throw in a scene in my books that was inspired by a real experience. Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination?
Denise: What was your favorite chapter(or part)to write and why?
Denise: Some titles just come to me and others are so hard. How did you come up with the title?
Susan: Lowcountry Boil is a regional dish made up of shrimp, corn, potatoes, sausage, and whatever else the chef wants to throw in the pot, boiled in beer andspices. So, it’s a lot of different things simmering together. It’s one of my favorite meals, and it just seemed to fit my book really well.
Denise: I love to sit by the fireplace with a cup of tea on rainy days when I write. Are there any occupational hazards to being an author for you?
Denise: I hear you about sitting too much too, but my kids and my dogs are always wanting something, so I feel like I’m always jumping up and down. Did your childhood influence your writing? How?
Denise: Do you ever experience writer’s block? What do you do to overcome it?
Denise: What’s your drink of choice?
Susan: Well now, that depends on the hour of the day and the occasion. I have to have strong coffee first thing, or I don’t come fully awake. If I’m out and about, sometimes I’ll treat myself to a soy mocha from Starbucks. If we’re celebrating at brunch, I’m a mimosa girl. Around happy hour I love a glass of pinot noir, and I can usually turn any occasion into an excuse for champagne. Gosh, that sort of sounds like I’m a lush, but really, I’m not.
Thank you, Susan, for visiting us today! I don’t know about you, but now I’m hungry for some Low Country Boil. You can check out Susan’s Website
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