Thursday, January 19, 2017

Susan Schild's newsworthy year...plus a book giveaway

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.


Synopsis:
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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14 comments:

Janine said...

The newest person to enter my life would have to be my brother-in-law's girlfriend (but they have been together for a couple years now). At first I didn't know what to think of her being 19 year younger than he is, but she's a nice girl and they are good for each other. I wouldn't mind seeing them get married one day.

Anonymous said...

vera wilson said,

Little Friend had 1st baby Mark. So sweet and cute.

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rubynreba said...

A nice new family at our church. Enjoyed visiting with the young wife.

traveler said...

Meeting a woman my age this week by chance and befriending her.

Melanie Backus said...

A dear lady in my life is a sweet, sweet lady I go to church with. She is bent double from bone disease, she lives with unbelievable pain, and every time I see her there is a smile on her face and every moment I am around her there is never a complaint uttered from her lips. She thinks of others and continues to push forward. She is an inspiration to me and all that know her. I am blessed to call her my friend.

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Aire para respirar said...

The angels that took care of me while in hospital, things would have been so different withouth them

Jennifer said...

For me it would actually have to be a grief counsellor. We had a tragic loss at my work over the holidays, and so I've met and been so supported by two grief counsellors over the past few weeks.

Dianne Casey said...

The newest person to enter my life was a friend of my sister's that I met when I visited my sister at Christmas. I really enjoyed meeting her and I'm glad she is my sister's friend.

Dianne Casey said...

The newest person to enter my life was a friend of my sister's that I met when I visited my sister at Christmas. I really enjoyed meeting her and I'm glad she is my sister's friend.

Anita Yancey said...

The newest person that I met was a co-worker of my husband.

Rita Wray said...

The newest person would be my neighbor who just moved in.

By the way I also watch American Pickers, I love that show. Tiny Houses on HGTV is great but I don't think I could live in one I have too many books. lol

Mary Preston said...

I have a brand new great-nephew. Such a honey.

Grandma Cootie said...

My granddaughter's boyfriend. A delightful man.

bn100 said...

new neighbor