The story behind my latest time-travel romance novel, FOR ETERNITY, came from Dana Pratola's book Descended ~ Jett. She took paranormal romance and made it Christian and riveting, and I had to make my own try. My YA books came about after writing a particularly hard storyline in the Irish Series. Frankly, I was burnt. So the lighthearted plot of ME & TIMOTHY COOPER was a bit of a relaxation for me. When it began to sell well, I went on to write the next and the next.
Books are spurned from photographs - I'm a sucker for a great pic. PAINTED BRIDE is an example. I saw the beautiful white dress, the clean image and had to use it. The tattoos came about on a whim. Let's give her personality. Stories also come from the comments of others or one liners I pick up on the net. The first fiction I ever wrote, The Amanda Series, started because someone posted the remark, "No good story starts with someone eating a salad." Hence, It All Began With A Salad.
Here's the opening sentences:
I hate swim parties. Hate with a capital “h”. Because every time I'm invited I know my mom will make me wear that florescent orange thing that covers all but my eyes. My friends either laugh at me or give me pity, and I want neither one.
Knowing ideas can come from anywhere, out of what I call the "fodder" of life, is part of what keeps me going. Sure, I have a lot of projects on my calendar, but that's what makes things interesting. I never know what's around the corner, what might pop up next, or which story will take on a life of it's own.
My next release will be THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LUCAS MCGILLEY and book 2 of The Irish Series, LIFE & DELIVERANCE. But have have many more just waiting to be edited, so stay tuned.
Note: I have revamped the blog and given my book cover designs a separate page of their own as well as the books I have for sale, with links. This is a much cleaner look and easier for people to locate. Check it out!
------------------------------Suzanne D. Williams
Suzanne Williams Photography
Suzanne Williams is a native Floridian, wife, and mother, with a penchant for spelling anything, who happens to love photography.