Sue Chamblin Frederick

Biography

She is known as a sweet Southern belle, a woman whose eyelashes are longer than her fingers, her lips as red as a Georgia sunset. Yet, behind the feminine facade of a Scarlett-like ingénue, lies an absolute and utterly calculating mind – a mind that harbors hints of genius – a genius she uses to write books that will leave you spellbound.

A warning! She’s dangerous - only six degrees from a life filled with unimaginable adventures – journeys that will plunge her readers into a world of breath-taking intrigue. Put a Walther PPK pistol in her hand and she will kill you. Her German is so precise, she’d fool Hitler. Her amorous prowess? If you have a secret, she will discover it – one way or the other.

The author was born in north Florida in the little town of Live Oak, where the nearby Suwannee River flows the color of warm caramel, in a three-room, tin-roofed house named “poor.” Her Irish mother’s and English father’s voices can be heard even today as they sweep across the hot tobacco fields, “Susie, child, you must stop telling all those wild stories.”

The author divides her time between Hendersonville, NC and the piney woods of Florida where she is compelled to write about far away places and people whose hearts require a voice. Her two daughters live their lives running from a mother whose imagination keeps their lives in constant turmoil with stories of characters with apple-rotten hearts and plots that cause the devil to smile.

Smashwords Interview

Since you usually write spy thrillers, why did you write a romance?
Readers who read my spy thrillers would send comments about my spy novels and, without fail, mention how much they liked my love scenes and that I should write a romance. I wrote "Grandma Takes A Lover" and it instantly resonated with a target audience - "grandmothers" - and has outsold my spy thrillers three to one. At book signings, I am amazed at the number of older women out there who are grandmothers and are definitely interested in a "lover." The book is humorous but also very poignant and addresses intimacy between older adults. The character in "Grandma Takes A Lover" discovers that passion is ageless.
Are you going to continue to write romance novels?
Most definitely! Readers are clamoring for a sequel to "Grandma Takes A Lover" so I am drafting a manuscript now. It will have the same delightful characters and take place in the same small town in Georgia. I received word that "Grandma Takes A Lover" riled up the residents of Ivy Log, Georgia, because evidently the "grandma" character in the book was the spitting image of the preacher's wife. I assured everyone the characters were all fiction. Then, the mayor's wife called me and wanted to "gossip" about the members of her Sunday school class who she thought were featured in the book. I told her a "novel" is fiction and any resemblance to anyone - living or dead - is purely coincidental! Hysterical!!
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Where to find Sue Chamblin Frederick online


Books

Grandma Takes A Lover
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,660. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
Adela Harper, a widowed grandmother, discovers that passion is ageless when she realizes it's never too late for love or lust. Romance is waiting for her just across the fence where handsome recluse Frank Carberry sits on his porch and watches the woman he has despised for forty years. The two are not meant to be together until . . .
Madame Delaflote, Impeccable Spy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,340. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
A young war widow survives the German invasion of Paris and becomes a spy for Britain's Secret Intelligence Service. Her involvement with the French Resistance and a British SIS agent provides her the opportunity to revenge the death of her husband. Eleonore is beautiful, but can her slim fingers curl around a 9mm and sqeeze the trigger when she faces the Nazis and the treacherous Gestapo.
The Unwilling Spy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,900. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
During the darkest days of World War II, famous pianist Garcia Quinones is forced into the dark world of espionage by Britain's MI6. In one of the Allies’ most cunning plots to dupe the Germans, Garcia learns to lie, deceive and murder when he's faced with Nazi Germany's feared Gestapo. Against his will, he becomes an MI6 spy whose life changes from pianist to patriot in one unforgettable night.

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