We welcome Susan Schild to CLC today, as part of BookSparks' Wintervention. BookSparks even has a copy of her latest novel, Sweet Southern Hearts, to give away!
Susan Schild has an undergraduate degree from James Madison University and a master’s degree (MSW) from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has used her professional background as a psychotherapist and corporate trainer to add authenticity to her characters.
Susan is a wife, a stepmother, and a dog lover. She and her family live near Raleigh, North Carolina where she is busy finishing up the third novel in the Willow Hill Series.
Visit Susan at her website, Facebook, and Twitter.
When it comes to marriage, third time’s the charm for Linny Taylor. She’s thrilled to be on her honeymoon with Jack Avery, Willow Hill’s handsome veterinarian. But just like the hair-raising white water rafting trip Jack persuades her to take, newlywed life has plenty of dips and bumps.
Jack’s twelve-year-old son is resisting all Linny’s efforts to be the perfect stepmother, while her own mother, Dottie, begs her to tag along on the first week of a free-wheeling RV adventure. Who knew women “of a certain age” could drum up so much trouble? No sooner is Linny sighing with relief at being back home than she’s helping her frazzled sister with a new baby…and dealing with an unexpected legacy from her late ex. Life is fuller—and richer—than she ever imagined, but if there’s one thing Linny’s learned by now, it’s that there’s always room for another sweet surprise… (Courtesy of Amazon.)
Something new I did in 2016:
I started taking Pilates and can’t believe how exercises that look so graceful and non-strenuous can cause me to gimp around the whole next day.
Something new I want to try in 2017:
I want to plan my writing better so deadlines aren’t so hectic. It’s simple math: decide how long your book will be, and dividing the number of pages by days will give you how many pages you need to write per day. That’s been too sensible for me up until now, but that’s my 2017 plan.
A new restaurant I ate at recently:
Chapman's Food and Spirits in Southern Pines, NC . Excellent mac and cheese and fish tacos in a friendly setting. We took a one night family holiday/mini-getaway and enjoyed exploring the small Sandhills town of Southern Pines. Chapman’s was an unexpected treat.
A new TV series I started watching:
My latest favorites: Life in Pieces, American Pickers, Hotel Impossible, and the tiny house shows.
The newest thing I bought:
A small, quiet room humidifier that eases my allergy symptoms in winter.
A new place I want (or plan) to visit soon:
I want to take a train adventure. The Rocky Mountaineer? The Trans-Canadian Railway? Am picturing sitting on a red velvet seat, gazing out the train window at the coastline or soaring mountains….
Thanks to Susan for visiting with us and to BookSparks for sharing her book with our readers.
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