Sue Perry


Sue Perry has recently resumed writing after a 20-year hiatus. In 1992, Bantam-Doubleday-Dell published her hardcover novel, WAS IT A RAT I SAW, a psychological thriller involving split brain research, animal rights, and a love quadrangle. During the hiatus, she raised twins and became a disaster scientist. She has produced low budget television shows and directed a research internship program; and she intermittently teaches about natural disasters at a community college. Sue resumed writing a few years ago with SCAR JEWELRY, literary fiction about a family with secrets, and with C.R.I.M.E. Science, the first in a series of detective novellas. She lives in the foothills of southern California with 5 cats, a dog, and in-and-out kids. She likes live music, oceans, urban hikes, great cities, and witnessing social media transform everything. Her next novel launches a fantasy detective series, FRAMES.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I'm from the suburbs and I get bored just saying that. Everything influences my writing so surely the suburbs did too. This question makes me notice that my writing is sited in not-the-suburbs: big cities, small towns, the country, wilderness. Closest I get to the suburbs is in my novel HEADLINERS (coming to Smashwords in 2014), which features a pair of teenagers who follow the national tour of an inspiring rock band, in part to flee the 'burbs.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The adventure continues.
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Was It A Rat I Saw
By Sue Perry
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 135,740. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2013. Category: Fiction
0.75 star(4.67 from 3 reviews)
To end life-threatening seizures,Tommy Dabrowski has an operation that disconnects the two sides of his brain. After that, only half his brain can still communicate with the outside world - and it's the other half that becomes a witness to murder. The death toll rises as brain researcher Clare Austen and Tommy race against time to figure out what Tommy knows before the killer comes for them.
C.R.I.M.E. Science - Book 1: The Beginning
By Sue Perry
Series: C.R.I.M.E. Science. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,670. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2012. Category: Fiction
0.25 star(4.20 from 5 reviews)
A misfit group of scientists and tech whizzes form a detective agency in order to solve crimes and right wrongs. In this, the first book of a series, they investigate the death of a renowned volcano scientist. He dies in a volcanic eruption in what everyone considers a terrible accident. Everyone except his widow, who insists he was murdered.
Scar Jewelry
By Sue Perry
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,710. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
What do we really know about our parents or the ways they shape us? For twins Deirdre and Langston, 20, the answer is: not enough. With their father long dead, and their mother now in a coma, they realize they don't even know whom to notify. In fact, they understand almost nothing about their mother. They delve into her life and uncover secrets that revise the past and transform the future.

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