The engagement scene in Suzan Lauder’s bestselling Letter from Ramsgate

The inspiration for using the Royal Menagerie at Exeter Exchange for the final chapter in Letter from Ramsgate came from my dear friend Maria (defiantfalcon at the Meryton Literary Society’s A Happy Assembly), the plot beta for the story and … Read More

Another road trip! A Letter from Ramsgate Blog Tour, to be exact!

That’s me, on my way around the world with my parasol, now that Letter from Ramsgate is live on Amazon! Yes! It’s on its way up the rankings, and you can buy it now! Don’t let the serviceable bag fool … Read More

Letter From Ramsgate Blog Tour

Letter from Ramsgate by Suzan Lauder goes on Blog Tour October 17-30. It’s expected release coincides with the start of the blog tour.   Book Blurb:  Sir, I am not known to you. I fear you may have concerns regarding … Read More

Sofa Sophia and the Farmer’s Market: A chat with Suzan Lauder!

I “met” author/blogger/reviewer/Goodreads host Sophia Rose in the virtual world of Jane Austen Fan Fiction before we were both honoured with short stories in the Meryton Press holiday anthology Then Comes Winter, but that’s where I came to know her … Read More

Learning from my Mistakes: What’s Chunking?

Writer’s block. Editing block. What do do? Some recommend handwriting out your scene to get it out of your head. Blocking out the future sections with ideas on post-it notes can help if your problem is flow or outline. Printing … Read More

5 Useful Tools for Indie Authors

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By Karen M Cox The term “indie author” has the connotation of a woman who charts her own path, a lone wolf who braves the brutal jungle that is the current publishing world, without the benefit (or shackle, depending on your … Read More

Update: Who or what is on the LfR cover?

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Remember Imagining Mr. Darcy: The Faceless Man and the Book Cover from May 2016? Suffice it to say that Mr. Darcy is never a “given” on a book cover, and many surprises are in store for a writer who has … Read More

Better Self-Editing is a Good Place to Start Learning from My Mistakes!

Some authors sit down to write, and the words just flow out of them. They do a brain dump, quickly scan and make a few minor changes, and voila, they have a novel. It’s not that easy for me. I … Read More

Random Book Review: The Immortal Irishman

By Karen M Cox Every once in a while, I’ll read a biography that ignites a fire of interest in my soul. The protagonist’s life experiences, thoughts and ideas keep rolling around in my mind, sometimes for months. Bits of … Read More

My ancestor had an adventure, and it’s on Geri Walton’s blog!

By Suzan Lauder I love to poke around the blog of historian, blogger, and author Geri Walton. It’s one of those research rabbit holes where you can disappear for hours on end. The blog boasts well-referenced articles on everything imaginable … Read More

Reader knows best! Suzan Lauder’s new blog series “Learning from my Mistakes”

A couple of months ago, I thought about all I was learning while editing my latest novel and decided I’d write a few blog posts on the topic to help others learn from my experience. I thought I’d start writing … Read More

Second Impressions Blog Tour

A blog tour begins for Second Impressions newly released in e-book form on Amazon and in hardcover a few weeks later. Join author Amy George as she and Second Impressions travel from blog to blog with interviews, giveaways, guest posts, excerpts and reviews. … Read More

Turn It Over: Back Cover Art

I am fortunate. I’ve had the pleasure of working with two amazing graphic artists in the years I’ve been publishing my stories. A ton of work goes into the front covers because in this digital age of ours, that’s what gets seen. … Read More

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