Interview with Suki Lang

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Curiosity of what today will bring.
What are you working on next?
I have a project ready for Novembers 2016 NaNoWriMo. Brian is grief stricken after the loss of his daughter.  The only person who seems to know what to do is a friend named Wendy.  Wendy drives to Brian's before work each day to make him coffee and toast.  On her way there she hears the voice of Amy.  This is a story of a father buried by grief who discovers about himself what his daughter has always known all along -
Who are your favorite authors?
Robert Crais, Mauve Binchy, Barbara Kingsolver, and many more... I've always loved to read
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm an ordinary person with an active imagination so no matter what I am doing when I'm not writing my characters are always lurking close by.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Friends recommend books and I look for particular authors titles on ebook reading sites such as Goodreads.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, I was in grade six and got an A+. The A+ was a thrill - I had a hard time paying attention in school - my teachers called me a bit of a day dreamer. I'm sure there were earlier stories written and told but the A+ makes this one stand out.
What is your writing process?
Stream of consciousness first draft writing, then revise, edit, edit, edit...
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
My most loved childhood stories were Just Mary Stories. The stories were written by Mary Evelyn Grannan from Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada and aired on CBC radio between 1938-1962. I was fortunate to hear them...when I listened a moving picture of her characters filled my head. The stories heard on the radio created for me a visual picture of story telling. And this remains with me today; as I write my story unfolds like a movie.
How do you approach cover design?
Current covers designed by me and executed by a cover design pro I hire.
What do you read for pleasure?
Murder mysteries, thrillers, tender light hearted stories about people and how they navigate their lives.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
iPad for iBook's
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
You tell me, then we'll both know:)
Describe your desk
I don't have a desk I have a bed and that where I do my best work, either on an iPad or laptop. Everything I need is portable and ready to go.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
The place I grew up isn't as big an influence as the family I grew up in. As the youngest of six girls, my family gave me plenty to wonder about and imagine as dramas unfolded.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
After my son died I wanted to honour his wish that I be a published writer. After a bit of research I soon discovered how difficult it is for first time authors to find publishers. Not wasting any more time I decided to go Indie.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
That is the greatest joy - Writing. I love to be with my characters and in my way create happy endings for one and all.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything There is no greater compliment than to know my books were read, enjoyed and recommended to others.
Published 2016-10-08.
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Books by This Author

Finding Nine
You set the price! Words: 78,040. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
This is a story of John, a 16 year old who loses his mother to cancer. During the last year of her life she writes a series of eight letters for her son to read after her death. Designed as a treasure hunt, the letters take John to a place his mother left long ago, where he meets a family he knows little of.