Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Wednesday Promo- Susan Kelley
Thanks so much for having me, Paty.
I have so many things going on right now, I'm not sure where to start. I'm a high school teacher by day and a writing in numerous genres at night. I fit all that in between being a mother to four children, a wife to wonderful man, and trying to find time for my variety of hobbies and interests. When I'm not writing, I'm baking, cross-stitching, gardening and reading. I live in the country in Pennsylvania where none of us believe in global warming. It's been so cold and wet, we're all thinking of moving to Seattle to work on our tans.
I have a fantasy romance, To Tame a Tiger, contracted with The Wild Rose Press. I'm in the middle of edits right now and expect it to be released sometime next year. I also have an epic fantasy series with Medallion Press. The first book, The Keepers of Sulbreth, will be released next January. I read a lot of epic fantasy and prefer it to urban fantasy.
New Concepts Publishing is home to my Solonian Chronicles, futuristic romance series. The Greater Good, The Lesser Evil, and A Ruthless Good are set in a future Earth. The first two books are available in print and ebook. A Ruthless Good is currently available in ebook and will be released in print in early June. You can read an excerpt here. All three books can be purchased at:
You can see all my book covers and read more excerpts at my website or my blog.
How did you realize fantasy was the genre you wanted to write?
I've always loved fantasy, be it romantic or epic. I fell in love with The Lord of the Rings in junior high school but I didn't think about being a writer until years later. I also write futuristic romance though I avoid high tech scientific jargon. My Solonian Chronicles series is a futuristic series set in a future Earth after an asteriod strike sents the world tumbling back into a pre-technological struggle for survival.
You're covers look hot- how hot are your stories?
I laughed when I saw my cover for A Ruthless Good. All my romances are more sensual than sizzling. The hero depicted on that cover is actually a bit shy about his body though he shouldn't be. I'd like to think my heroes are all hot and my heroines are like gasoline thrown on their virile fires.
Why do you write romance?
When I first started to think about writing, a wise person told me every great story was a love story. I agree completely. After food and shelter, love is the greatest need of humans. Writing about finding food and shelter can get pretty boring. Love is necessary to happiness and life. People want love and want to believe in it. I like the HEA not only in what I write, but in what I read. I even seek it in movies I watch.