Welcome to Day 20 of the 2nd Annual Romancing September Across The World Blog Tour. I’ve teamed up with Rosie Amber again this year. We’re promoting 30 awesome romance authors in 30 days. Help us out by cross promoting when you can and check out these authors.
Don’t forget to go over to Rosie Amber’s page and check out her page too.
Today my guest author is Susan Buchanan and I want to thank her for blogging with me today. Here is a little about her and her book The Dating Game.
1) What inspired you to write this book?
I had a friend who was having a tough time after the break-up of a long-term relationship. She eventually joined a professional dating agency in Glasgow. The idea came from that, although none of the stories did!
2) What’s your favourite part of this book and why?
Wow, that’s a tough one. I love the Barcelona section as I used to live there and anyone reading it will know how much it means to me, but if there is a scene which provoked a lot of emotion in me, it was towards the end where Gill has to choose between two men. When I wrote the scene where she told the unlucky guy that she had chosen someone else, I cried.
3) What is your philosophy on writing and life?
I have a 16-month-old baby. I no longer have time to philosophise! I now have my own proofreading, editing and translation company, so I don’t have a great deal of free time, and my writing time has suffered this year as a result. I am in the phase where I am reading a lot, which I think you need to do to enable you to write well. I have so many stories to write, the issue is having the time. So, I need to finish the two novels I am part-way through and then get back to my schedule, even if the timeline has moved somewhat. Life? Be happy and enjoy yourself with your family and friends, whatever you’re doing.
4) Name your three favourite books that you’ve written — feel free to list buy links
Well, since I’ve only finished three so far…
These are in no particular order as I can’t choose which is my favourite. They are all special to me in different ways (sorry if that sounds twee, but they are!)
Sign of the Times – http://viewBook.at/B007LM0KY6
The Dating Game – viewBook.at/B009Z2QPT4
The Christmas Spirit – viewBook.at/Christmas
5) What are your goals for this year?
Well, I had wanted to finish my Christmas book, but barring a miracle, that won’t happen. I will, however, finish it by early 2015 so it’s ready. It’s possible I will launch two books in 2015, quite close together, as neither is going to be ready this year. I want to enjoy watching my gorgeous girl, Antonia, blossom from a toddler into a fully-fledged little girl, wrecking things and having tantrums (although if she could minimise the latter, I’d be even happier!) and I want my business, Perfect Prose Services, which I launched in March this year, to continue to be a success. Oh and come December, I aim to watch at least one Christmas movie each day.
6) If you had to give one piece of advice what would it be?
If you’ve got a dream – go for it.
Workaholic recruitment consultant, Gill McFadden, is sick of her friends trying to match-make for her. Up until now her love life has been a disaster and she’s going through a drier spell than the Sahara desert.
She realises she has to act, as work keeps piling up and at this rate she will have retired before she has time for a relationship.
Seeing an ad on a bus one day, she decides to visit Happy Ever After dating agency. She quickly discovers men are like buses. They all come along at once. Unsure what her type is, Gill decides to keep her options open. Soon she has problems juggling her social life as well as her work diary. Will she ever strike the right balance?
Before long she is experiencing laughs, lust and… could it be love? But like everything in Gill’s life, nothing is straightforward and she ends up wondering exactly who she can trust.
Thanks so much for joining us on this grand adventure we call Romancing September Across the World 2014 Blog Tour.
As always, good writing and May God Bless You…
8 thoughts on “Romancing September Across the World – Day 20 Susan Buchanan”
May you accomplish your goals, Susan! Tempting book with a very modern subject as most of our life has moved online.
Good luck with the writing Susan, but enjoy your time with your baby, they grow up very fast.
Really enjoyed The Dating Game, Susan.
I’ll keep looking out for that Christmas book!
Thanks Stephanie for hosting me today. It was fun! Thanks girls for all the comments. Don’t worry, Rosie, I will make the most of my girl whilst she still wants her mummy. All too soon she will be a teenager and won’t want to know me!! Thanks, Carmen, and yes, so much of the dating world is online now. Hard to know if that’s a good or bad thing!
Enjoyed having you here. I hope you gained lots of new followers. Enjoy the weekend!
It sounds like you going through an experience you will never forgot, with a 16 month old toddler and writing. My sister has a 17 month old and he rarely gives her anytime to work on anything, but as you mentioned, she is too looking towards when he blossoms from to toddler to little boy, and she is enjoying every minute of it.
This was a fun interview to read, and I enjoyed reading more information about your book. Best of luck with your writing.
Reblogged this on Realm of Romantic Mystical Manuscripts and commented:
Romancing September Across the World – Day 20 Susan Buchanan with Stephanie Hurt…
Thanks everyone for your comments. Well, when I wrote this interview my girl was 16 months old, but she’s actually 18 months old tomorrow! Time flies! Thanks for the best wishes and enjoy the rest of the tour, ladies.