Game Warden as Hero Material? You Bet!

on October 25, 2016

by Susannah Sandlin A few years ago, when I’d think of game wardens, a grandfatherly dude who came to scare off a stray bear or check your fishing license came to mind. Chased down poachers. Confiscated those fish you weren’t supposed to be catching because it isn’t (fill-in-the-blank) season. And yeah, they still do that kind… Read More

Suzanne Johnson

Suzanne Johnson

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 months.

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.

Suzanne Johnson Contest

Suzanne Johnson is giving away a print copy of WILD MAN'S CURSE (Wilds of the Bayou Book 1), writing as Susannah Sandlin.

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Good-Bye to Summer … Hello to New Blockbusters

on August 30, 2016
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As if knowing that we will soon be bidding lazy summer days good-bye and be in need of a little pick-me-up, some of America’s favorite authors have new books coming this September. New York Times Bestselling Author Linda Lael Miller starts it all off with the August 30 release of Always a Cowboy, Book 2… Read More

Is Our Writing Environment Important to Us?

on July 18, 2016
Margaret Daley Office

By Margaret Daley I remember when I first started writing back in the Dark Ages when I used a typewriter. I had my typewriter set up on the kitchen table. I’ve come a long way since then. I’ve advanced to a computer (and so glad I don’t have to revise a manuscript on a typewriter—a… Read More

Something to Look Forward to: Novel July Offerings

on June 28, 2016
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Readers will return from the long holiday weekend with something to look forward to as July sees a flurry of reissues and first time in paperback offerings from some of America’s top authors. From New York Times Bestselling Author Christina Dodd comes Obsession Falls, Book 2 in her Virtue Falls Series from Saint Martin’s Press…. Read More

Why and How I wrote Deadly Dose

on June 16, 2016
Frustration writing

By Margaret Daley I was deep into writing Deadly Noel, the fifth book in my Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations Series, when I realized I had another story placed in Pinecrest. Out of a series of murders committed by a serial killer, one of them couldn’t be the villain in Deadly Noel. I had never planned… Read More

Taking The Cacti For A Walk

on June 15, 2016
Cavanaugh Cold Case

If I ever write an autobiography, I have the perfect title for it. It would be called Taking The Cacti For A Walk. My husband has an affinity for ugly things (we will not extrapolate on this thought) and began collecting cacti and succulents just shortly after our second child was born. Since he worked… Read More

Research Can Really Be A Bitch

on June 10, 2016
Into the Whirlwind

(But it’s worth it) As an author, sometimes what you think is going to be a great idea for a novel turns into a great big UGH!  That’s what happens when the research takes over your life and you have a whole lot more work to do than you had planned.  Not that it isn’t… Read More

Volleyball and SEALs

on June 2, 2016
Band of Bachelors Alex

by Sharon Hamilton This story for Band of Bachelors: Alex, came out of years of experience, sitting on volleyball benches and having my ears ring from the team cheers and whistle-blowing going on for sometimes two day tournaments both my daughters participated in. It was interesting to meet some of the AVP players on the… Read More

Sharon’s Advice to New Writers on Writing Series

on May 17, 2016

by Sharon Hamilton There has been a lot of discussion on writing series lately. Some writers do it very well. Others struggle. These are just some thoughts I had when I look at the success of my SEAL Brotherhood Series, where it all began for me. It helps if you really love the genre. I… Read More

What made you decide to write a book about firefighters?

on May 13, 2016
Smoke and Ashes

Hi! Thank you so much for having me on your blog today. It’s lovely to be here. You asked me what resources I used to write a book about a fire inspector—great question! So… I grew up a fireman’s daughter. My dad worked for the local city fire department and retired just a few years… Read More