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
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.
Some months are all about new books or the start of a new series. Others are about continuing the pleasure of a favorite saga. October 2016 is that kind of month with sixteen new installments to some of your favorite series. Alexa Aston unveils Word of Honor, Book 3 in her Knights of Valor Series…. Read More
by Susannah Sandlin I’m a big fan of what I call “setting-as-character.” To really get lost in a novel, the setting has to be so richly drawn that you can feel the salt tang in the air and get itchy when the mosquitoes swarm at dusk. Worldbuilding is, for me, just as important in a… Read More
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