SB: Hi Amber, thank you for having me.
AS: The photos on your website show how gorgeous Australia is. With rugged seaside cliffs and clear, blue ocean waters only minutes away, do you ever find moments where you can’t get inspired to write?
SB: I have to admit there was a time, a few weeks ago, I suffered writers block. For one week, I wandered around down in the dumps. Lol. My mind was blank and I thought that my writing career was over. I went shopping, and after a few coffees with friends, I found everything settled back into place and I finally I had inspiration to create my heart’s desire, another romance novel. 🙂
AS: In Heat of the Outback, Sarah Munro has a secret in her past. I love a good secret. What can you reveal to us that your readers might be surprised to know about you?
SB: I’m a perfectionist. I have to have the house tidy and clean leaving my mind free to write. I usually do this on a Monday, leaving the rest of the week free for my writing. I’m a very organized person. Too organized some may say. 🙂
AS: You and me both. Mess gets to me. So, next, fill in some blanks for us:
SB: Chocolate is Yucky. It makes me sick.
Happiness is having my man beside me, plus a good book, and another completed manuscript. 🙂
When the going gets tough, I get tougher.
AS: I’m hooked on my iPod. What are three things you cannot write without?
SB: My laptop, my coffee, and mood music.
AS: You additionally enjoy photography. Has this passion ever crossed over into your writing by way of a beautiful snapshot or unique visual point of view?
SB: I have a photographic mind. I see things in pictures, sometimes motion pictures. I can close my eyes and it’s there in a motion picture, which is sometimes scary as I see faces I don’t know. Lol. Some of my photographs have found their way into my stories. If a particular photograph inspires a scene, I want to share such beauty with words.
AS: According to your blog, even as a billionaire, you’d keep writing. What is your favorite part of the process?
SB: I’d definitely keep writing. The driving passion inside pushes me forward. My favorite part is inventing characters. They are lifelike, so real to me. I know what shampoo they use. I know them as close as I know my daughter. (and we are very close.):)
AS: Well, though I’m crushed that you don’t love chocolate, I’ll manage through. I suppose that means more for me, right? Suzanne, thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions today.
Reader, find Suzanne at her website: http://www.suzannebrandyn.com
and on Facebook under Suzanne Brandyn.
SB: Thank you once again Amber.
AS: My pleasure. Let’s sneak in a blurb for Heat In the Outback, shall we?
By Suzanne Brandyn
The soaring temperature in the Outback is not the only heat Sarah Munro faces when she returns home for her father’s funeral. She wants to settle his affairs, sell the family’s homestead, Munro Cattle Station, and return to Sydney, and her fiancé, as quickly as possible. Sarah doesn’t want anyone to find out what she’d done in the past. She wants to close this chapter of her life for good. Then there will never be a reason to return to this dusty one horse town. She is wrong!
Ethan Wade, her first love is at the homestead. Ethan claims he owns half of Munro Station. Sarah wants him out! As they try to settle their differences, a raging attraction ignites.
Will Sarah and Ethan find each other again as their past explodes before them?
So, reader, besides Suzanne, who’s your favorite famous Australian?