Interview with Susan Scott Shelley

Published 2017-02-17.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spent a lot of my time outside. I'm a total summer baby and I love to be outdoors. Hiking and running are two of my favorite things to do. I'm also a huge sports fan (hockey & football are my favorites, but I like baseball & basketball too), so I watch a lot of games. And of course, reading! I read at least a book a week. I also work as a professional voice over artist, so part of my day is spent in the recording booth.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I've always been a reader. And books always impact me. I'm super emotional and will get attached to fictional characters.
But the first romance novel I read was Nora Roberts' MacGregor Brides. I fell in love with her writing and with the genre. (Being a hopeless romantic may have something to do with that...)
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors are Nora Roberts, Jennifer Probst, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Neil Gaiman (I really could go on and on. There are so many that I love.)
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Philadelphia, and I love my hometown for its diversity, culture, and history. And its sports teams. :-)
As for it influencing my writing, I think it helped to have a large library system, and also being able to interact with people from all walks of life. I truly love it here.
What do you read for pleasure?
Romance novels are my favorite. But I also enjoy F. Scott Fitzgerald (I'm working my way through a large collection of his short stories), Neil Gaiman, biographies of 1930's & 40's Hollywood stars, and Celtic mythology.
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