Suzanne Wright lives in England with her husband, two children (one angel, one demon), and her bulldog. When she’s not spending time with her family, she’s writing, reading, or doing her version of housework – sweeping the house with a look.
1) When did you know that writing is what you were called to do? What is it about being a writer that you love the most?
For as far back as I can remember, I was always writing something—stories, poems, lyrics, scripts. I wouldn’t say I felt called to do it. I wrote because I absolutely love to do so. It’s often like a compulsion, really. I get restless if I go a full day without putting all my thoughts down on paper or typing them into my computer. I love the entire process of writing a book from start to finish.
2) Can you tell us a little about your book(s) and where our readers can find out more about them and you?
I write PNR, contemporary romance, and romantic suspense novels. All feature strong women, alpha males, dirty talk, sarcasm, humor, and a HEA. You can find my books on most platforms in all formats. Many of my books are free with Kindle Unlimited on Amazon.
3) What projects are you currently working on?
I have just finished my third Olympus Pride novel—as you may have guessed, it’s a shifter series that is linked to two of my other shifter series. Next, I’ll be writing more of my Deep in Your Veins series (vampires).
4) What has been your most significant achievement as a writer thus far? Where do you see yourself within your career in the next five years?
For me, merely completing my first book was significant. It’s not easy, even if you feel driven to write every day. I often have people contact me to say they’ve started a book but can’t stick with it. I’m thrilled each time I finish a novel. Hmm, I don’t look that far ahead. So many things can happen, so many things can change. I prefer to go with the flow.
5) Do you have a schedule for when you write? Do you outline your novels? How long does it generally take you to finish a novel?
I give myself a rough timeline with which to get a book written, but I’m not strict with the schedule. No outlining, no plotting, my brain sadly is a such a pain in the butt that if I know how something begins and ends, I lose the drove to write it. So I just watch what happens in my head, jot it down/type it up, and hope for the best. Not the most reliable way to write, but it’s the only way that works for me.
6) Do you believe that there is ever a point in life where it’s too late for an aspiring writer to become successful in this industry? Do you feel a late start would hinder their chances?
No, not at all. There’s no right or wrong time to write. It can never be too early or too late. It’s just a matter of when you’re ready. And one way to look at it is that the more years you’ve loved, the more experiences you have to draw on to help you write.
7) What’s the first book you ever read that really touched you emotionally and moved you? Who is your favorite author? What book are you currently reading?
Stephen King’s Cujo. It wrecked me when the boy died. I was only young when I read it, and it was one of the first novels I’d ever read that didn’t have a HEA. I don’t have a favourite. There are tons of authors I love—Nora Roberts, Stephen King, Nalini Singh, and Karen Rose but to name a few.
8) So many writers say that they hate reading their own work? Do you ever just sit down and curl up with your own book?
I don’t hate to read it—I sometimes have to if I’m returning to a series after a while in order to refresh my memory. But I’m not likely to otherwise read my novels.
9) I feel like writing is a remarkable tool to help people not only express themselves, but also to cope emotionally and mentally. I know for me I write to be and feel more authentic. What unique quality is there about you, about your art, that you feel represents your authenticity? How does writing help you to be more empowered in your purpose?
I can’t say I think there is anything unique about me or my books. Or if there is, I don’t really see it. I just write what I’d like to read—that’s all. I honestly can’t say that it makes me feel empowered either, or that I have a purpose. I just … love to write. That’s really it. Sorry if that makes me sound incredibly boring.