Or, Meet Savannah Coven Author Suza Kates
Dr. Michael Black’s world has seen a lot of changes over the past year, and falling for a witch who chats with his animal patients has been the best one by far. He’s decided to make it official, so the men associated with the coven insist on helping him celebrate.
Michael is popping the question to the woman he loves, the coven has only two trials to go before the prophecy is fulfilled, and the guys want to throw him a bachelor party. Sounds like a plan.
And no demon is going to stand in his way.
Anna Abner: Welcome Suza! Thanks for stopping by. Can you tell us when you knew you were a writer?
Suza Kates: In 2001, I began writing to keep myself entertained in my tiny apartment in Germany. I had no TV, was out of books, and it was too cold to go to the library! After a few chapters, I was hooked on writing.
AA: And you chose to write paranormal romances. What was it about paranormals that drew you in?
SK: The darkness, danger, and infinite possibilities.
AA: Would you ever write in other genres?
SK: Sure, I already have some romantic suspense titles out and have an adventure series in the plotting stages.
AA: What inspired you to write the Savannah Coven series?
SK: As a fan of Nora Roberts’ Three Sisters Island trilogy, I wanted to write something with witches. I’ve always enjoyed stories with friendships and camaraderie, so this was an element I wanted to include in the Savannah Coven books. The place…well, I live in Savannah and had easy access!
AA: How much research is involved in your novels?
SK: I always research places to make sure I’m as accurate as possible, but it honestly depends on what I’m including in the book. My adventure/historical work takes a lot more research than paranormal or suspense.
AA: What is your day-to-day process like?
SK: It varies, but the planning and plotting start long before I actually get to chapter one. I must have a candle burning, though. : )
AA: What a great detail! I’ll bet it helps you come up with spooky new ideas. When you’re not plotting by candlelight, what authors do you enjoy reading?
SK: Jennifer Estep, Julie Kagawa, Kathy Reichs, Kresley Cole. I have plenty more and read every day.
AA: I’m also a Romance Writers of America (RWA) member. Can you describe the benefits of being a member?
SK: Education that is invaluable. My first RWA changed my life, and that’s not just an expression. I received guidance and encouragement, and being around so many other authors really amps you up!
AA: I agree completely. You’ve mentioned needing a candle burning as part of your creative process. Any favorite snack or drink that sits next to your keyboard?
SK: Coffee in the morning and chai tea in the evening (my recipe, low cal and almost as good as Starbucks!)
AA: Sounds delicious! Last question. What can you tell us about your upcoming projects?
SK: After the last two books in the Savannah Coven Series, I have another paranormal series coming out. A quadrology, if that’s a word. If not…it is now! All I can reveal at this point is there will be magic, but the world and environment will be very different from the SCS.
AA: Thanks again, Suza, for stopping by.
Twitter: @Suza Kates