Since then I have been hooked on Suzanne's Spellcrackers series and try and keep in touch with the author and invite her on the blog as often as possible.
Her fourth book in the Spellcrackers series, The Shifting Price of Prey, was just released and if you haven't already tried out this series you really need to catch up!
Want to know about the series and read sample chapters of Suzanne's books? Make sure you go here!
But right now you can get to know the author a little better. Read the guest blog Suzanne so nicely put together and make sure you enter the contest!
Hello, I’m Suzanne McLeod, author of the Spellcrackers.com urban fantasy series! And many thanks to Amber for having me over to guest blog.
Since becoming an author I’ve had some fantastic experiences that I doubt I’d have had otherwise – experiences that when I was first published I’d never have imagined happening, unless I was lucky enough to hit a Bestsellers’ list*.
But one of the most amazing experiences I’ve had was when I was invited to be a guest at the HeadRead Literary Festival in Tallinn in Estonia. It was the first time I was asked to be a guest and, as I’d never been to the Baltic area in Northern Europe before and have always thought it looked a fabulous place to visit, I was doubly thrilled.
The five days were absolutely wonderful and the festival organisers, along with my Estonian publishers, gave us (I was invited along with three other British authors) the VIP treatment. I have a lot of fabulous memories*.
We also had a great time with the wonderful folk who were looking after us. They treated to some fantastic tours of Tallinn (the capital of Estonia, and a truly gorgeous place to visit*) and we learned all about the town’s fascinating history: Tallinn’s old town is a World Heritage Site and archaeologists have found traces of human settlement dating back to around 5000 years ago! Plus it’s been occupied by other nations for around seven hundred years right up until August 1991 when it regained its independence, which is pretty mind-boggling.
Along with the tours, I was interviewed for Estonian TV, I did a reading and a panel interview for the festival, and along with the other Brits, I got to spend lots of time with all the other writers there, some of whom were from Estonia, but also Russia, Sweden, France and Portugal (and all of whom, embarrassingly, spoke great English).
Thanks for reading, and I hope you all enjoyed this peek in to what a life-changer becoming an author has been for me. :-)
*Which I haven’t . . . *dreams*
*I took lots of fabulous pictures, which can be seen here.
*I love meeting my readers; they Rock!
*History is brilliant for story inspiration – which is one of the reasons I love London and why the Spellcrackers books are set there.
Suzanne is very kindly giving away a copy of The Shifting Price of Prey. The contest is international (where ever Bookdepository delivers!)
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