Recently we interviewed Susan Parker Rosen, author of ‘The Bastard Child”
Thank you Susan for sharing your writing journey with us!
What first motivated you to write?
Had a dream where as my favorite Aunt spoke to me and told me to start with a blank piece of paper; I started writing the next day! Always wanted to write but this inspirational dream didn’t happen until I was over the age of 60.
What is your latest book about?
A modern day gal flies to the UK to research her family Ancestry; due to a strange missing link. “The Bastard Child” reverts back to the Victorian Era, as Historical Fiction to reveal some of the clues to the readers. Once in England the main character, Sara, experiences Adventure and finds Romance as she attempts to dig up answers to the Mystery.
What technology helps you to write?
When did you realize that readers were taking you seriously?
When my cousin read the book and he called me to tell me that he could not believe that he knew the author! And he doesn’t hand out compliments easily. Sometimes when I read my own book, I’m surprised I wrote it.
What do you enjoy most about being a writer?
There is a passion about telling a story and you yourself can determine how it ends!
What do you do to publicize your books?
Facebook is my marketing vessel, I not only market my Ebook and paperback book of “The Bastard Child.” But I also market my Real Estate business on Facebook. People like to know their authors, and my friends enjoy reading my book.
Do you write first and edit later, or do you perfect your writing as you go along?
Just put it all on paper first, then I go back and put it together as a story, then I edit at the very end of the process.
Do you write full-time or do you do other work?
My full time job is a Real Estate Agent at the beach in Delaware. I write when I have the extra time. There is another book in progress and hoping that I can get some writing in during the 2016 winter, as that is my slow time for Real Estate.
Have you ever had any particularly good or bad reviews? How did you feel upon reading them?
The good reviews are of course flattering, especially when you have put several years into the writing of the book. Sure bad reviews are hard to take sometimes but you wouldn’t be a writer without them.
Have you ever thought of writing Non-Fiction?
Oh yes, I have many books (to be written) that are swimming around in my head and one in particular is Non-Fiction.
What do you want people to learn after reading your work?
In this particular book my message is the horrors of the Magdalene Laundries.