I'd like to introduce you to the thirty-fifth interviewee in my 'Meet the Author' series. She is Gev Sweeney.
QUESTION: Hi, Gev! Welcome to Susan Finlay Writes blog site. Can you tell us a bit about your background as a writer?
ANSWER: Thanks, Susan! I’ve worked as a newspaper reporter, newspaper editor, and as an editor of non-fiction books. I also have a Master of Arts in Corporate and Public Communication, which means I know a little more about the “craft” part of the saying “writing is an art as well as a craft.”
A Review of Bustles Lloyd’s The Greenwood Tree
I suggest you open this mystery novel the way you open a beautifully wrapped gift: with heightened perceptions and the tiniest bit of doubt. What if it’s not my size? Most mysteries (correct me if I’m wrong) are not stylized, legend-inspired stories that have bigamous murders occurring two centuries apart. But open the book.
I knew that this was going to be a difficult interview from the start. I had received some brief and slightly contradictory instructions on how to find a particular bar, hidden somewhere in the heart of the seaside town of Westerby on Sea; consequently I spent nearly an hour walking in circles and was late for the appointment. Only when I found the place did I realise that I had walked past the front door twice already, not realising it was my destination.
I'd like to introduce you to the twenty-seventh interviewee in my 'Meet the Author' series. She is Evelinn Enoksen, from Norway.
QUESTION: Hi, Evelinn! Welcome to Susan Finlay Writes blog site. Can you tell us a bit about your background as a writer?
ANSWER: Hello and thanks for having me. I started writing when I was around fourteen, but I had little confidence in myself at the time, so I never showed anyone what I’d written.
It's Susan's turn now. Susan Finlay has interviewed over 25 writers on her blog (susansbooks37.wordpress.com.), but I've managed to trap her in my real-time, non-virtual living room. Today, with candles burning in the fireplace and coffee and cookies on the table, she will not ask questions. Today she will answer them.
"What is the first thing to stir in your writerly mind when you begin to think of writing a new book?" I ask.
DarkSpire Reaches, The Absent Woman, The Guardians of Evion, Healer’s Touch, Strange Tales from the Scriptorian Vaults and Greenwood Tree – all spread out on a carpet for you to pick from ….