I have the pleasure of having Suzanne Brandyn
on my blog.
1. Who is Suzanne Brandyn?
Suzanne Brandyn lives on the Mid-North Coast,
of the East Coast of Australia, who has
always wanted to write but circumstances
prevented her from doing so.
2. What genre do you write? Why?I write contemporary romance and currently I
have finished a romantic suspense. Why?
I love romance; after all, it is universal. I love
the happy ever after and the journey my
characters endure to reach their destination.
3. What is the hardest part of writing for you?
A few months ago, I was stuck and it took
a week to get back on track. It wouldn’t
flow, and my mind seemed locked.
4. Do you ever have problems with writers block?
If so how do you get through it?
Oh, I’ve answered this above briefly. I got through
this first time writers block by stepping away and
doing other things, like shopping. Now that’s
something worthwhile. Lol. By doing this it freed
something in my mind and I was ready once
again to write. It was a scary time. I thought
I would never be able to write again. It’s
something most writers go through;
thankfully it can be short lived.
5. What do you do when you’re not writing/editing
or thinking about writing/editing?
I usually swim, snorkel, long power walks, go
flying with my husband in a light aircraft,
and sometimes I paint. Oh, did I mention
I dabble in photography as well.
6. When did you realize you wanted to write?
When everyone kept telling I am born storyteller.
The desire was there but it wasn’t until five
years ago that I had the opportunity to
spend time on my writing.
7. While working on a story, do you write directly
onto the computer or are there notebooks
and plot ideas jotted down in various places?
I used to write longhand on paper, but now
I can input straight into the computer. Sometimes
I take my laptop outside and write that way,
and then again, I occasionally write long hand
on paper at the beach. I always have notepads
scattered on my desk, pictures up on corkboards,
and plot ideas in a folder along with character ideas.
8. From your own writing, do you have
a favourite story or character? Why?
Sarah Munro in ‘Heat in the Outback’ is one of
my favourite characters. She has lost so much,
but in order to try to get it back she has to go
through a lot of emotional confusion, until
she realises what she had been searching
for all her life, was right before her eyes.
9. Tell us one thing about you we don’t know.
I have a crush on Hugh Jackman. J
Yum scrum, he makes my knees weak. Lol
Thank you for having me Jacqueline.
Thanks so much Suzanne!
Here's a peak at Heat in the Outback - which
has most definitely been added to my
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?
(I have to say I had a hard time choosing which
one to put up here today)
His right hand swung for the screen door.
At that moment, he caught a glimpse of red sandals,
anchored to long silky legs, swinging over
the edge of the sofa. He bent and peered
through the window to get a better view.
His mouth twisted to one side as he
stared at red painted toenails. He gulped
against tightness in his throat, then jerked
back before swinging the door open
and stepping into the house.
He had to get hold of himself. His heart
bashed against his ribcage, forcing him
to take a moment to compose himself.
He’d thought about this day for ten
long years and could scarcely believe the
confrontation was going to take place. Then
he heard her sniffle and blow her nose.
Taking a cautious step forward toward the
lounge-room door, he turned in her direction.
His heart belted much harder against
his chest, his muscles locked, and
blood pounded through his veins.
How in the hell was he going to handle this?
You can find Heat in the Outback