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!
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.
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 Plaça 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:
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Buy her books here:
You can buy Susan Buchanan's The Dating Game HERE.
Also, you can buy her first book Sign of Times HERE.
Read my review HERE.