Interview with Susan Stumpf

What are you working on next?
I am currently working on book 4 of the Antecedent series.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Chasing kids, working the farm, watching movies, and reading.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Mainly friend recommendations. Word of mouth truly is the best form of advertising.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No. I've written stories since I was little. I remember my first award winning story was in 6th grade.
What is your writing process?
Chaos, coffee, and lots of talking to myself!
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Island of the blue dolphin - it started my love of reading in grade school
Hatchet - It was one of my favorites growing up.
Twilight - I love how Stephanie pulls you into her world!
Divergent - just because its awesome
Can I say Antecedent - that's the one book that goes exactly how I want it to haha ;)
What do you read for pleasure?
I love adventure! Especially stories of survival! Give me someone deserted on an island, hunting for ancient treasure, or lost in the wilderness. I love the Indiana Jones, Divergent, Hunger games kind of stuff!
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My ancient, black and white, Kindle touch. I'm attached...I may never upgrade
What's the story behind your latest book?
The Antecedent series is loosely based off of a term paper I wrote in high school. I had to make something unbelievable, believable. I chose vampires.
The characters are based off of real people. I wondered one day how some people can be so heartless and I started wondering if there was a medical condition in which people physically couldn't love. That is how Bo was born.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
A bad experience with a small publisher. I didn't like not being in control of the decisions regarding my book. I didn't like having to wait and wait and wait and WAIT on someone else to do their part. I'm an incredibly independent person anyway so being an indie author just felt right.
Published 2016-10-31.
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Books by This Author

Antecedent Anomaly
Series: Antecedent. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,230. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Tensions are high and chaos ensues as Em and her family seem to have more questions than answers when it comes to life, love, and their future. The children are exhibiting unheard of traits and it’s clear that no one can be trusted to keep their family’s secrets. Drastic measures must be taken to safeguard their way of life, but the children have been keeping some secrets of their own.
Antecedent Legacy
Series: Antecedent. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 46,780. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
What if you could see into someone's past and see the horrible things they have done? Could you live with those people, could you still love them? Em struggles with the emergence of a gift that she doesn’t understand and cannot control. Her relationships suffer as she tries to get a handle on it, but can she before someone tries to kill her because of it?
Antecedent: Reborn
Series: Antecedent. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 48,610. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Em’s new life and new family have been turned upside down. After stumbling upon the people responsible, Em must escape their grasp, as dangerous as that will be. She hatches a plan to put things back in order, but it will come at great cost, and she doesn’t know if she can do it in time. How far will Em go to save her family and get the answers she needs?
Series: Antecedent. You set the price! Words: 41,570. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
We always long for what fate has denied us. Emina has had her share of bad luck. She was orphaned at a young age and now is completely alone after the death of her aunt. Although she is content with her solitude, she longs for something more. When she loses her job and is dumped by her boyfriend in the same week, the prospect of a new job offered by a mysterious stranger is both enticing and terr