It’s time for my favorite day of the week, Author Tuesday!
This week we are featuring an interview with Suzanne Redfearn author of No Ordinary Life (see my review here) will be joining us. It currently has a 4.3 star rating on Amazon and you can check it out on Goodreads. In addition to her interview Suzanne is giving away a signed copy of No Ordinary Life (US only). So please enter away, using the Rafflecopter below. Giveaway will be open till 11:59 pm MST Monday, June 27, 2016.
Please provide a quick intro about yourself and your writing.
Born and raised on the east coast, I moved to California when I was fifteen. I currently live in Laguna Beach with my husband, our two kids, a Cockapoo named Cooper, and a cat named Motley. We own a restaurant in town called Lumberyard (LBLumberyard.com). Prior to becoming an author, I was an architect specializing in residential and commercial design. When not writing, I enjoy doing anything and everything with my family—skiing, golf, tennis, surfing, playing board games, and watching reality TV. I am an avid baseball fan (Go Angels!). I can also be found in the bleachers watching my kids’ sports or prowling the streets with my husband checking out the culinary scene of Orange County.
1) Why should people read your book?
No Ordinary Life is the story of a little girl caught up in the world of Hollywood and what her mother needs to do to protect her and her siblings from the dangers of that world. If you have ever wondered what goes on behind the glitz and glamour that causes so many young actors to struggle, this story will give you insight into the reality of fame and what it can do to a person and the people around them.
2) Where is your favorite place to write?
I write in my car in a Mead notebook. It started when my kids were little and I was always driving one place or another to pick them up, a lot of that time spent waiting. There is something about the closed isolated space that works for me. I find it to be free of distraction, and writing freehand allows my thoughts to flow without interruption from typos and those annoying blue and red lines that are constantly reminding you that you made a mistake.
3) What are you currently working on (new book, remodeling your home…)?
Writing, always writing. The first draft of my new novel is almost complete. It is another story about a mother protecting her children, or in this case, two moms protecting their children as they run from their past lives and the law. It is a road trip novel and has been a lot of fun to write.
4) What is your favorite comfort book (the book you re-read because of how it makes you think/feel)?
I just reread Shel Silverstein’s THE GIVING TREE. When I find myself in a funk or just in the need for a bit of inspiration, I often turn to children’s books. Dr. Seuss is my favorite.
5) What is the next book in your TBR (to be read) pile?
I am currently reading THE GIRL IN THE RED COAT by Kate Hamer. I am also looking forward to Mary Kubica’s new novel DON’T YOU CRY.
6) Turn on your music player and hit shuffle – what song/artist comes up first?
Keb Mo “Remain Silent”
7) What’s your random talent (balancing a spoon on your nose, saying the alphabet backwards…)?
I can sing all the words to the introduction song from Gilligan’s Island “Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale…”
8) Ask the reviewer – what question have you always wanted to ask a book reviewer?
You read all the time across all genres, to you, what do all great books have in common? Laura – Great books, to me, are ones that make me experience with the characters. I want to laugh and cry and love with them. I want to be swept up in their adventures no matter how crazy. I also like un-formulaic reads. I don’t always need a HEA, in fact I’ve been disappointed with a few books that ended too happily. So surprise me, be unique and let the emotions run free and I will be a happy reader, no matter what genre.