The Write Side of Life
August 7, 2007 | Interviews
ST: Welcome back, Susan. Tell us what made you decide to be a writer?
SK: I’ve always been as story teller and a reader. Finally some of my stories needed to be written.
ST: How long have you been writing?
SK: Over five years.
ST: How many books have you written?
SK: Ten completed and another under way.
ST: Which is your favorite and why?
SK: This one. THE GREATER GOOD is the story that pushed me into writing.
ST: Do you find writing to be fulfilling? And in what way?
SK: I love watching my characters develop. Sometimes the story doesn’t go the way I expected because my characters have grown or changed. They become like real people to me. I’m always a little sad when I finish a story.
ST: What’s a normal day like for you?
SK: When I’m teaching school, I write at lunch time and often late at night. During days off, I usually have a lot of house work or gardening to take care of plus cooking for all those kids. In the evening I most often have to go watch one of my children play in one of their sporting events. Whatever time is left over, I write.
ST: With your busy life how do you find time to write?
SK: Sometimes I write at a baseball game if it’s not too crowded. Mostly, I skip on sleep and stay up very late.
ST: I admire your dedication to your craft. Will you have time to catch up with us tomorrow?
ST: Until then…