Tell us something about yourself?
Well, there’s nothing much to say about me except I’m so busy between my boys, my husband, Buddy the dog, and my books. (What a great life I lead!)
Tell us something about your latest book?
Well, I’m most pleased to announce that my first novel, The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Legacy, was recently released as a print book. (Bells and whistles and vuvuzelas!) Here’s the blurb.
Azaria, a unicorn colt, is intrigued when the young, clairvoyant dinosaur, Darius, foresees a terrifying change to their world. When a giant fireball smashes into the earth, the unicorns struggle to survive the hurricanes and starvation that follow. But nothing compares to the danger when the creatures-that-walk-on-two-legs settle in the valley, and their leader discovers the healing power in the unicorns’ horns. Greedy and ruthless, Ishmael will stop at nothing in his pursuit of wealth – even the complete extinction of the herd. Azaria must find a way to outsmart Ishmael before it’s too late.
And this winter, the second of the series, The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Deception, will also be released. Here’s a sneak preview.
How did the Legacy of Azaria transform to a world of fear it has with the unicorns barely existing hidden in the depths of the forest? Why is Icharus, the Great Stallion, so cruel and ruthless? And who is Jaresh, the powerful being no one’s ever seen who takes away their powers? Angry, the young colt, Ulysees and his friend Téo rebel, following an abandoned trail where they’re discovered by humans. Now the entire herd must make an exodus. But Ulysees discovers there’s more danger then just humans when he meets a giant creature who warns them of impending doom…
Did you have a series in mind when you wrote the first Unicorn book?
Not really. The unicorns decided that all on their own. They wanted to keep on living.
Do you plan any more books in the series?
Oh, yes! There’s one more after this one. And it happens way in the future during the Medieval times. And in there’s one, there’s something really wrong with the protagonist.
What would you like readers to take away from your books?
A very important lesson about endangered species and how easy it is to drive them to extinction through our own greed.
Why did you start writing for children?
It was only natural since I taught elementary school and spent a lot of time telling kids stories at the end of class.
Can you tell us something about your writing process?
I just sit down and let the characters take over.
What’s your favorite book in your genre?
Well…it’s one of my unpublished manuscripts. It’s called A Town Bewitched. Here’s the blurb for that one:
It’s tough for Kira, growing up in the small town of Hope as a child prodigy in classical violin, and especially when her dad just died. But when Kate McDonough, the red-haired fiddler, appears out of nowhere and bewitches the town with her mysterious Celtic music, only Kira seems to know who’s been vandalizing the town, leaving dead and gutted birds as a calling card.
Where can readers find you on the web?
Where can readers buy your books?
Barnes and Noble:
Muse It Up Publishing:
Any last words?
Yes. I’d be happy to give away an ebook copy of The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Legacy to a reader who leaves a comment.
Check out Suzanne’s trailer: