One of the fun things about becoming a “real” author this year is the opportunity to mingle with other authors. They’re an interesting group, and one of them is Susan Todd. I’d like to introduce you to Susan and her work today.
Susan, tell us a little about yourself.
I have worn many hats over the years as a wife, mother, hairdresser, nurse, and bookkeeper and now I am retired. But the hat that has never left my head is to be an accomplished author. I suppose the words will never cease until the One who prompts me to write them all down calls me home.
One of your books is titled, “Whales in the Pond.” How did this story come about?
I was watching the news one night and a report came on about a young man robbing a store with an elderly attendant on duty. She obviously suffered a heart attack and she asked him if he would call 911 before he left. And he did! Of course he was caught. Right then this book came racing through my mind. I made a note and the next day off I went. It’s hard to explain how I write without giving the Lord all the credit. I just sit down and am the stenographer. Sometimes I can’t write fast enough to keep up with the story in my head. This one literally wrote itself. One by one the characters appeared. The scary part about how I write is that I never know where the story is going until I get there. Most writers do an outline and story board and…. Well, I just don’t have the time for all that. I have a story to write!
How interesting! Do all your stories have a Christian theme?
All my books have an encouragement for faith agenda. When writing for the general public I wanted to not force-feed them with a religious story. I wanted to paint one that they could associate with and perhaps come out with a new perspective. “Whales in the Pond” is about forgiveness. Who doesn’t need that at times? Both to do and to get.
Tell us a little about your other books.
“Eternity’s Portal” - This one sets out to open the reader’s mind and heart to perhaps take another look at the fact that God created this world and He has hidden some things from us until the time is right; things that have to be taken by faith, trust and belief.
“God said, ‘Tell them I AM’” - Started out just wanting to know the mind and heart of the Lord. Wondering what He was thinking and feeling during His walk on earth. Then in a marvelous unexpected way it became a two way conversation between He and I. This book just has to be read and conclusions reached by each individual reader.
“Five Smooth Stones” – Is an interracial chain of events that brings an assortment of five charming characters each with a unique personality together in an unexpected way causing each of them to deal with their own shortcomings, hurts and prejudices. While a rather fun-loving old character determined to keep things from blowing up wangles a Christmassy outcome.
I see you’ve just entered the world of blogging – where is your blog?
It’s called No Rhyme or Reason.
Thanks, Susan! Check out her books and her blog — I’m sure she’d love the attention .