Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Suzanne Redfearn's worry-free life...plus a book giveaway

We're pleased to have Suzanne Redfearn back at CLC today. Her latest novel, Hadley and Grace, is publishing soon and she has TWO copies for some lucky readers!

Suzanne is the bestselling author of four novels: Hush Little Baby, No Ordinary Life, In An Instant, and Hadley & Grace.

Born and raised on the east coast, Suzanne moved to California when she was fifteen. She currently lives in Laguna Beach with her husband where they own two restaurants: Lumberyard and Slice Pizza & Beer.

In addition to being an author, Suzanne is an architect specializing in residential and commercial design. When not writing, Suzanne enjoys doing anything and everything with her family—skiing, golf, tennis, pickleball, hiking, board games, and reality TV. She is an avid baseball fan. Her team is the Angels. (Bio courtesy of Suzanne's website.)

Visit Suzanne online:

Needing to escape her abusive marriage, Hadley flees with her two kids, knowing it might be her only chance. A woman who can’t even kill a spider, Hadley soon finds herself pushed to the limits as she fights to protect her family.

Grace, new mother of baby Miles, desperately wants to put her rough past behind her for good, but she finds it impossible when her path crosses with Hadley’s, and her quest for a new start quickly spirals out of control and turns into a terrifying flight for survival.
Stronger together than apart, the two find their fates inextricably entwined, and as the danger closes in, each must decide how much she is willing to risk for the other.

A powerful story of self-discovery, Hadley and Grace is the heart-racing tale of two women facing insurmountable odds, racing to stay one step ahead of the trouble that is chasing them, and discovering new kinds of love and family along the way.
(Courtesy of Amazon.)

What is a favorite compliment you have received on your writing?
I think whenever I hear one of my stories has moved someone in a meaningful way I am deeply affected. C.S. Lewis said, “We read to know we are not alone.” I think that is also the reason we write, to connect with people on a deeper level and share our experience.

Which character is more similar to you: Hadley or Grace?
On the surface, at this point in my life, I would appear to be much more like Hadley, but without question, I am much more like Grace. When I was young, I needed to make my way on grit and wiles. She might be the closest character to myself I’ve ever written. 

If Hadley and Grace were made into a movie, who would you cast in the leading roles?
Salma Hayek for Hadley. Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit star) for Grace. 

What is the last movie you saw that you would recommend?
My Octopus Teacher. Mesmerizing, fascinating, and spoke to the incredible shared spirit of man and animal. I will never eat octopus again!

What is a new year's resolution that you hope to keep this year?
I don’t really do resolutions, but I am very glad to be moving on from 2020 and find myself counting my blessings more often these days. A constant resolution I keep regardless of the moment is to not take myself too seriously. 

What is your theme song?
"Hakuna Matata" (from The Lion King

Thanks to Suzanne for visiting with us and for sharing her book with our readers.

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Giveaway ends January 24th at midnight EST.


Melissa said...

My theme song is Stronger by Kelly Clarkson.

rubynreba said...

I'm a Survivor by Reba McIntire

traveler said...

My theme song is Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen.

Rita Wray said...

I Am Woman by Helen Reddy

Mary C said...

You’ve Got A Friend

Anonymous said...

Karen B
I never thought about a theme song - and can't think of one!

jodi marinich said...

timber by pitpul and keisha

Pamela said...

My theme song is Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns N’ Roses

Linda Kish said...

I go along with Melissa....Stronger by Kelly Clarkson

diannekc said...

I will Survive

Mary Preston said...

No theme song for me.

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