Please introduce yourself.
Hi I’m Susan A. Royal. I live in a cute little farmhouse in the country with all kinds of birds and furry critters for neighbors.
1. When did you start writing?
I’ve been writing as long as I can remember. My first book was written on notebook paper, illustrate and bound with red ribbon. I still have it.
2. What motivates you to write?
I love words and the feelings they can invoke. Nothing inspires me more than a good book, a good movie or a good song.
3. What genre do you write in and what made you chose this particular genre?
Any kind of scifi or fantasy. I love to escape to other worlds.
4. What is your goal in writing? Do you have dreams where your writing should take you?
I just want to keep getting better. My next book is always my best book.
5. Do you ever suffer from writer’s block and if yes, how do you deal with it?
I published a book a year until my husband died. I lost my words. It took me three years to find them, and while some days are still difficult, I won’t let myself give up.
6. What advice would you like to give new, hopeful authors?
Write, rewrite, edit, learn things, and never ever give.
7. Please, tell us about your work.
I love taking readers through all kinds of adventures. I’ve written two books in my It’s About Time series, Not Long Ago and From Now On, and am working on book three. In My Own Shadow is a Fantasy Romance/Adventure, and Xander’s Tangled Web is a YA Fantasy. Look for my books at MuseItUp/Amazon/B&N.
Want to know more? Check back from time to time for updates and a peek inside this writer’s mind to see what I’m up to. You never know what new world I’m going to visit next.
Thank you for being my guest. It was such a pleasure to have you here!!
A native of Texas, Susan raised her kids in a 100-year-old farmhouse in the piney woods, sharing it with a music-loving ghost who harmonized with her son when he sang and played guitar.
She comes from a family rich with characters, both past and present. Her grandmother shared stories about farm life in Oklahoma Territory and working as a telephone operator in the early 20th century. She learned about the depression and growing up during WWII from her parents.
Susan loves taking her readers through all kinds of adventures. She’s written two books in her It’s About Time series, Not Long Ago and From Now On, and is working on book three. In My Own Shadow is a Fantasy Romance/Adventure, and Xander’s Tangled Web is a YA Fantasy. Look for her books at MuseItUp/Amazon/B&N.
Want to know more? Check back from time to time for updates and a peek inside this writer’s mind to see what she’s up to. You never know what new world she’s going to visit next.
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Feisty Character Lara: (interview)
My name is Lara, and I work downtown in the Metropolitan Building. I’m not really all that good at talking about myself. You can ask my good friend, Carrie. She calls me an introvert, but the bitter truth is I’m socially awkward. Sometimes I give in and let her drag me to a party, just so she’ll get off my case. While she flits from one group to another, laughing and having a great time, I lurk around the edges of the crowd, looking for a place to hide.
Carrie and I have been BFFs for a long time. Even though we’re total opposites. She’s cheerful. I’m sarcastic. She’s outgoing. I’m a loner. But she’s always there for me. Mom died when I was born, and I just lost my dad. Now there’s only me. Carrie’s the best. I just wish she’d quit trying to fix me up with some guy she thinks is my Mr. Right.
Don’t see that happening any time soon. Even though I’m almost six foot tall and have the kind of red hair everyone wants. Something about me seems to intimidate guys. Maybe it’s my sarcastic attitude.
Not Rhys, though. Even though we stood eye to eye it didn’t bother him a bit. That’s one of the first things I noticed. And then there was his great body, rugged good looks, and intense green eyes. He definitely got my attention.
Honestly, everything happened so fast after that, it’s mostly a blur. It wasn’t until after Rhys dragged me through a portal into another dimension that I realized he wasn’t the blind date Carrie had set me up with after all. And he really was out of this world.
Yeah, I know…you’re probably thinking this sounds like your typical ‘guy rescues girl from danger and takes her to another world, where they fall in love’ scenario, but you’re wrong. Rhys treats me like an unwanted responsibility, nothing more. Every time I try to be nice, he clams up and starts acting like commando man. And it goes downhill from there when I open my mouth and out comes the sarcasm. I let him get under my skin. Why? Because even though I refuse to admit it, I have feelings for the guy.
There’s something about the quiet way he claims responsibility for our little group of travelers. He takes his job seriously…even to the point of blaming himself when things go wrong, the way I did when Dad died. If only he would open up…
The bad thing is we’ve got to work together so we can locate the book of secrets before it falls into the wrong hands and his world falls apart. That is, if we don’t kill each other in the process.
In My Own Shadow (fantasy, adventure, romance)
Xander’s Tangled Web (fantasy, mystery)
Not Long Ago (time travel, adventure, romance)
All books available at MuseItUp, Amazon, B&N, Goodreads