by Suzanne Johnson When I think of a “noir” villains, actor Jimmy Cagney comes to mind. A “goodfella” type, wielding a gun that he keeps hidden beneath his overcoat. He hangs out in dark alleys a lot. When author Mina Khan issued the challenge early this year to five other authors to contribute to an… Read More
The Unofficial Bio: I am ridiculously nearsighted, have a weakness for reality
shows (anyone for a marathon of “Ice Road
Truckers?”) and am somewhat obsessive-compulsive.
Well, okay, my critique partner calls me “Rain
Man.” I like to color-code anything, am obsessed with
the search for the perfect daily planner, and love listening
to Canadian French folk music.
The “Official” Bio Suzanne Johnson is the author of the Sentinels of New
Orleans urban fantasy series from Tor Books: ROYAL
STREET, (Book 1), RIVER ROAD (Book 2), ELYSIAN
FIELDS (Book 3), and PIRATE’S ALLEY (Book
4). BELLE CHASSE (Book 5) will release on Nov. 8,
2016. She is also the author of a holiday short, CHRISTMAS IN DOGTOWN, a novella and collection
of stories, PIRATESHIP DOWNTHE CONSORT, that was part of the Dark
Secrets Paranormal Noir anthology.
Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the
multiple award-winning Penton Vampire Legacy paranormal romance series: REDEMPTION, ABSOLUTION, OMEGA, and ALLEGIANCE, and
a standalone spinoff, STORM FORCE; The
Collectors romantic thriller series, LOVELY, DARK,
AND DEEP and DEADLY, CALM, AND COLD; and a
paranormal digital short, CHENOIRE. Her new Wilds
of the Bayou series with Montlake Romance begins with WILD MAN’S CURSE, releasing April 5, 2016, with
book two (as yet untitled) following in late 2016.
A longtime New Orleans resident, Suzanne is a veteran
journalist with more than fifty national awards in writing
and editing nonfiction for higher education, including the
Robert S. Sibley Award for the best university magazine in
the U.S. and Canada, for the Rice University magazine. She
currently works at Auburn University in Auburn, Ala., and is
plotting a return to the Gulf Coast within the next sixteen
Suzanne is an active member of Novelists Inc., Romance
Writers of America, and is a member of the Southern Magic,
Kiss of Death, Georgia Romance Writers, and Fantasy,
Futuristic and Paranormal chapters of RWA.
Writing is an obsession of mine. I have been writing all my life, although my focus has changed over time. For a while, I wrote a lot of advertising and public relations copy. Then, as a transactional lawyer, I wrote a lot of contracts. And through it all I’ve written fiction. These days, another of… Read More
Linda O. Johnston, a former lawyer who is now a full-time writer, currently writes the Barkery & Biscuits Mystery Series for Midnight Ink. She has also written the Superstition Mysteries for Midnight Ink, and the Pet Rescue Mystery Series and Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime. Linda also writes the K-9 Ranch Rescue miniseries for Harlequin Romantic Suspense as well as a paranormal romance miniseries for Harlequin Nocturne. And all her current stories involve dogs.
by Sandra Hill Did you see the news last week where two women made history by being the first to graduate from the Army Rangers’ special ops school? Of the 381 men and women who started the grueling course, only 96 made it through, including the two females. And then, not to be outdone, the… Read More
Humor has become a hallmark of Sandra Hill's books. She
started out with Vikings, tried a medieval knight, moved
into the Old South, then the California gold fields, on to
modern-day Manhattan, Memphis, Maine and Galveston. But
one element that has remained consistent in all her books
is the laugh-out-loud humor.
Sandra's first book came out in October 1994, and since
then she has published fifteen novels and had novellas in
four anthologies, all through Dorchester Publishing.
Married for almost thirty years (to the same man!!!),
Sandra is the mother of four sons. Living with five males
(not to mention a male German Shepherd the size of a small
horse) is enough to make any woman develop a sense of
humor, Sandra often says. Either that, or go mad.
The most gratifying thing to Sandra has been the amazing
reader response to her books. Almost 5,000 readers have
taken the time to write to her over the past five years
(some of them repeatedly) to tell her how much her books
have touched their lives. This is the one thing Sandra
never expected when she first started writing...the need
for laughter in a world that is becoming increasingly
stressful and sometimes downright dreary. She is only too
happy to help and promises her fans that her well of humor
is not about to run dry for a long, long time.
#1. Make sure to create a space where you can focus completely on writing. Sometimes, this means laying on top of a pile of unfolded laundry while your child insists you are a giant creature that his lego spaceship HAS to land on and vanquish. Think deeply about your plot and your characters while not… Read More