Today I have Susan JP Owens in the hot seat. Her new story Walking Into Her Heart is available now on Amazon.
Do you plot or let the story unfold as you write?
I’m a plotter and a pantzer. I take the initial idea and write a synopsis from point A to Z, from then on, I let the characters unfold the story.
Have you ever cried while writing a book?
Oh yes, I’m a crier from the word go, writing, reading, movies, plays and if someone is crying, I join them.
What was the hardest chapter/book to finish and why?
The hardest chapter for me is always the first one. Have I started at the right point in the story? There is a gut feeling I get when I know that’s the one I want.
What is your favorite book you’ve written and why?
That’s a hard question to answer, but if I had to choose “Walking Into Her Heart”, part of my soul and tears are in that story.
How much if any influence do you have on cover art?
My cover artist allowed me to choose everything and I listened to what her thoughts were through her artistic eye. She did an absolutely wonderful job.
I agree. the cover is stunning.
Now for a little fun.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
A cartographer, ROFL
Do you have a favorite quote?
I have several, but I’ll go with one that to me is empowering. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt
Have you ever found true love?
Yes, it took me thirty-five years.
Do you have any hobbies?
I love skydiving.
Oh hello, you're a daredevil!
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would be the most essential for you?
Assuming I already had the essentials like food and water, the next three: my dear husband, lip balm and a solar powered laptop. Yes, I’d keep on writing!
Thank you for stopping by.
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