On The Page With . . . Sue Fortin plus UK giveaway!

Hi Sue, welcome to On The Page With . . ., make yourself comfortable and don't mind my dog looming over you, he just wants a cupcake! Sue has a giveaway below, use the Rafflecopter form and leave a comment to earn extra points! (UK only).

Hello Gina, cupcake you say … okay then … ‘Here, boy! Catch!’ That did the trick. Thank you.

He'll love you for ever, now! Tell us a little about you:

I love dragonflies, cake and visiting France but hate snakes, calories and maths. I live in West Sussex on the south coast with my family and when not writing, I love to go for long walks along the beach or the nearby South Downs. I also like to dabble in a bit of sewing from time to time.

I love living beside the coast, too, it is wonderful! I have a sewing machine lurking around my house somewhere! Where does the writing magic happen?

This is my new writing space. Up until a few weeks ago, the kitchen table was where it all happened but I bought this bureau from a charity shop and when I get a bit of time, I’m going to give it a make-over. However, until then, it’s in its original and very much used state.

What do you write?

Romance would be the very broadest term to describe what I write but if you want to narrow it down, I like to write romance with an element of crime, or, as I’ve begun calling it, Cri-mance.

How long have you been writing for?

Seriously, the last three years. As a pass-time, ever since I was at primary school. I’ve also enjoyed reading and was a tremendous bookworm as a child, so it was a natural progression to begin creating my own worlds.

Me too! I have lots of my childhood books still and try to tempt my son from time to time - he's never impressed! Do you have a writing routine?

I don’t really have a routine. I try to fit in snatches of writing when I have an hour here or thirty minutes there. I work better when I know I have limited time, it gives me the focus to knuckle down. I’m easily distracted otherwise!

Tell us about your recent release, United States of Love, and what you're currently working on . . .

My debut novel, United States of Love, published by Harper Impulse, is a hybrid. There seems divided opinion as to what it really is. It’s been described as somewhere between a romcom and a contemporary romance, with an element of suspense.

I’ve just submitted a romantic suspense called ‘Closing In’ and am currently working on another suspense/Cri-mance with the working title ‘Where It All Began’.

You are busy! Are you reading anything at present? I'm reading 'The Blessed' by Tonya Hurley.

Chris Kuzneski’s ‘The Death Relic’ – I’ve literally just started reading it today. I’ve read all his other books and really enjoy the thriller, mystery and historical elements to his writing.

Have you been given any useful nugget of writing advice?

Attend workshops. Read ‘How To’ books. Read lots, in all genres. And never give up. (Sorry, that was several pieces of advice but I couldn’t decide which was the most important.)

All very good points! You've come today with a great giveaway for readers in the UK, thank you so much . . .

Harper Impulse are very kindly offering an e-copy of United States of Love and I would like to add this natty pair of hand/wrist-warmers  (made by my lovely mum). That way, even on chilly nights, you can keep your hands warm whilst holding your e-reader.

They are natty! I like them! Let us wrap up by sharing your links:

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Thank you for being a wonderful guest, Sue!

Thanks so much for inviting me on your blog, Gina, it’s been great fun.

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  1. I loved this book! Thanks for sharing your writing space with us, Sue! It's much better than mine! Gimme the warmers from Ma!

    Mandy :)

    1. Thank you for reading, Mandy! Good luck!

  2. Thanks so much for hosting me on your blog, Gina. It's been great fun being here. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas.


    1. You're welcome, Sue! Thank you very much for appearing and for your fab giveaway! Merry Christmas, hope you have a great festive time!x


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