Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Meet Susan Buchanan, Author of The Dating Game

Susan says:
I always loved creative writing from about the age of seven. I started writing Sign of the Times 10 years ago, mainly whilst I was on holiday. After 5 years, I took a year off work to finish it and redraft and edit it. Finally in March 2012, I took the step of putting it on Amazon for the ebook market. It's been a long journey!

The Dating Game I wrote pretty relentlessly over six months full-time and it launched in Nov 2012.

I already have plans for a further five books, one of which will be a sequel to Sign of the Times. My third book is due for release November 2013 - but it's top secret for now!

1.When did you start writing?

I’ve been writing since I was about 7, but I started writing seriously with a view to getting published about 10 or 11 years ago. 

2.Who is your favorite writer?

The late Maeve Binchy, who always depicted such warm characters. I am sure I drew a lot of the way I create my characters from her. 

3.What do you do when not writing?

You mean apart from all the social networking, blogging, etc? I spend time with my family and friends - I like eating out - which I think comes across in my books too!

4.Your favorite music?

Classical music plus bizarrely Snow Patrol! Not a great deal of difference.

5.Your favorite movie?

Dirty Dancing. Nobody puts baby in a corner! 

6.Your character Gill travels to Barcelona, have you been there?

I used to live in Barcelona, just off the Ramblas, near Pla├ža Reial. But I have also been back many times. It was my favourite city in Europe, until two years ago when I fell in love with Seville. Now it’s simply joint first!

7. It was Valentine's Day two weeks ago, so what's your idea for ideal romantic date?

Hmm, depends, if I am being taken away for Valentine’s, I would love to go to Venice, to a masked ball, or perhaps be taken a balloon ride somewhere (not in Scotland in February, though, it’s freezing!)

If it’s closer to home, either a nice intimate restaurant, with mood lighting, or a lovely home-cooked meal (not cooked by me!) chez nous and some Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc or Cabernet Sauvignon to go with it.

Connect with Susan:

Twitter - susan_buchanan

Buy her books here:

You can buy Susan Buchanan's  The Dating Game HERE.
Read my review HERE.

Also, you can buy her first book Sign of Times HERE.
Read my review HERE.

1 comment:

  1. Great answers, Sooz! I love that picture of you :) Your desk looks much too tidy though... I am now embarrassed! My desk is always cluttered with paper and unrecognisable items LOL