Interview with Susan Whitfield

What motivated you to become an indie author?
The death of my publisher and the closing of the publishing company.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords makes all of my novels available in every e-reader format. I never had that before.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
If I'm not writing I'm usually reading. I also have three grandsons who keep me hopping, and I love golf.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in eastern North Carolina near a river. The humidity is sometimes stifling and you'll find it in most of my books. My third book, Hell Swamp, is set four miles from my childhood home and I made the Black River Plantation my crime scene. I have a key to the mansion and the owner and I are good friends. I mention the blueberry fields and white sand several times in the book.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Sticking Point is the fifth and final book in the Logan Hunter Mystery series. It's set in Beaufort and brings Logan full circle.
What are you working on next?
I'm currently writing an historical fiction about my medieval ancestor, Sir Geoffrey Plantagenet. I'm titling the book Sprig of Broom because he wore a broom straw in his hat and started the line of Plantagenet kings.
Published 2014-05-21.
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Books by This Author

Sprig of Broom
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,380. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Sprig of Broom is a coming-of-age creative non-fiction work about Geoffrey Plantagenet, a count, who marries King Henry’s daughter, Empress Matilda, and fathers the dynasty of Plantagenet kings. He has much to learn, and over the course of his life’s journey he develops a better understanding of himself, fathers a long line of kings, endures adversaries and faces the world of chaos around him.
Killer Recipes
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,100. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Courses & dishes / general
Scrumptious recipes from suspense and mystery authors include Breakfasts and Breads to Die For; Criminal Bites, Dips and Beverages; Devilish Desserts; Insane Soups, Salads and Sauces; Shameless Sides; Slayer Casseroles; Suck-ulent Main Dishes; and Unlawful Vegetables. Great gift for the cook who loves mysteries. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to the American Cancer Society.
Sin Creek
Series: Logan Hunter, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,370. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The Cape Fear River snakes past the port city of Wilmington, NC. But there's a sliver of water called "Sin Creek" where wickedness and decadence rein. Logan Hunter battles evil on her quest to find a killer and keep her marriage to another agent from falling apart. Even though she succeeds in finding the killer, the investigation changes her life in ways she never could have imagined.
Hell Swamp
Series: Logan Hunter, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,400. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
North Carolina SBI agent Logan Hunter caught a serial killer on her first major case and fell in love with a Madison County detective, so she deserves time off to plan a wedding. Instead she gets a call to report to a Greek revival mansion that holds a crime scene beyond anyone’s worst nightmare. To make matters worse, it's been compromised and Logan is put to the test.
Just North of Luck
Series: Logan Hunter, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,020. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
In the mountains of North Carolina a high school custodian is suffocated in plastic and thrown into the Dumpster. A music teacher is beaten to death a few weeks later. SBI Agent Logan Hunter is already in the area working on another case when she's assigned to help Madison County detective Chase Railey track down the killer.
Genesis Beach
Series: Logan Hunter, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,820. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When the lifeless body of millionaire Rick Teater is discovered, Logan Hunter is thrust into a high-profile crime scene. She embarks on a quest for justice. The search for Teater’s killer is complicated by a hurricane and Logan’s battle with personal demons, ultimately leading her to a new and shocking discovery.