Welcome to my first interview in a couple of months. Today, I have Susan Whitfield in the hot seat. Please give her a warm welcome.
Award-winning multi-genre author Susan Whitfield lives in Dudley, North Carolina where she sets her novels. She is the author of four published mysteries, Genesis Beach, Just North of Luck, Hell Swamp and Sin Creek. She also authored Killer Recipes, a unique cookbook that includes recipes from mystery writers around the country. Brand new Slightly Cracked is her first women’s fiction, set in Wayne County where she lives with her husband. Susan’s a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Carolina Conspiracy, Coastal Carolina Mystery Writers, North Carolina Writers Network, and National Association of Baby Boomer Women. Her books are available in print and ebook formats. Learn more at her website. Susan is currently writing her fifth mystery and researching a medieval ancestor for an historical mystery.
-What book and/or experience made you want to be a writer?
I’ve been reading since I was 4-years-old and couldn’t wait for the Bookmobile to come each month so that I could get the maximum number of books allowed. The writing bug struck some time in high school, but I never got serious about it until I raised two sons and completed three college degrees. After a busy career as a teacher and then a principal, I finally put pen to paper in 2004.
-What genre(s) do you write?
I’ve been known as a mystery writer since 2003 but last year I decided to write a women’s fiction, Slightly Cracked, about two aging lifelong friends and some hilarious antics they get themselves into. I also authored a unique cookbook, Killer Recipes.
-Works in progress?
I’m currently writing Sticking Point, the fifth Logan Hunter Mystery, set in Beaufort, NC. I’m also researching an ancestor with intentions of writing an historical mystery.
-What’s your favorite book/genre to read?
While mystery (both graphic and cozy) is at the top of my list, I also enjoy a romance once in a while.
-What’s your favorite thing you’ve ever written?
I’d have to say that all my babies are special but I really enjoyed writing the women’s fiction partly because it was a nice change of pace from the graphic mysteries I usually write.
Thanks for the interview, Mary!
You’re very welcome, Susan!
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