Wellllll-come to Writer Wednesday! I really love this day of the week, don’t you? Almost to the weekend (do weekends matter anymore when one is a writer?), and you get to learn about a wonderful author, to boot. What’s not to love?
This week, Susan Scott Shelley joins us. Ms. Shelley is an award-winning author of contemporary romance who, in her own words, “spends her days writing about tough heroes, smart heroines, and love being the strongest magic there is. Her favorite things include running, sports, hard rock and old Hollywood movies. She lives in Philadelphia with her very own Superhero, and believes life should be lived with laughter, enthusiasm, and a sense of wonder.”
Don’t you just want to hang out with her for a day? I do, but I’ll have to settle for this quickie of an interview. And here we go!
What inspires you to write?
The stories that keep popping into my head demand it! I like writing about how falling in love changes people. I love exploring it, and seeing what odds they’ll need to overcome in order to let love win.
Name one interesting thing you learned in researching/writing your last book.
In researching for my Boys of Summer series, I’ve learned *so* much about the rules of the game, the intricate details, and the psychology of baseball. I’m a huge sports fan. Hockey was my first love, followed by football, and then baseball. Combining something I truly love into the stories I’m writing is so much fun.
Name two things people don’t know about you.
I’m a professional voiceover artist. And, I have an affinity for all things Scottish. I also read the newspaper comics every morning (because you should start off your day with a laugh!) and I have a mild (okay, maybe more than mild…) addiction to coffee and eye makeup.
Check Out Rekindled – Book 1 in the Boys of Summer series
Actress Gemma Norwood and professional baseball player Adam Hudson are thrown together four years after a gut-wrenching break-up. Far away from the glitter of Hollywood and the trappings that accompany a high-profile, major league star, they meet in the small town in the Catskills where they first fell in love.
Adam, sidelined by an injury that’s left him questioning whether he can continue to play, longs to return to the sport he loves and Gemma, weary of small roles in low-budget films, isn’t sure if her heart still lies in making movies. After one kiss, rekindling their relationship is all that matters.
But as the start of baseball season draws near, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Gemma threatens to tear them apart again. The warm glow of a happily-ever-after seems as impossible as starting a fire in a snowstorm.
Want to connect with Susan? Find her here!
Thanks for stopping by, Susan! It was a pleasure having you.
Wishing you all the best with your new series – it sounds fabulous!