Interview with Susan Parker Rosen

Describe your desk
Since I struggle with a pain disease known as Fibromyalgia our king sized bed is my desk; as strange as that may sound! The set-up works since it causes me the least amount of pain, in fact, the relaxation helps me reach out to my creative self. Located on the muted green floral quilt is my Iphone as well as an Ipad (for when I market and promote my work). When I have a flare you can find me there, writing on my Acer Notebook, the same one I used to start writing "The Bastard Child" in 2010. Oh, and I should mention, Netflix is turned on the flat screen, and my two doggies join me at the foot of the bed.
What are you working on next?
I'm in the midst of two projects. One is a Short Story that is part of the Izzy Series. This story takes place in Cape May NJ and has a mix of humor and action. One of my Izzy Series Stories is now available on Smashwords, "Missing on Hatteras Island." This new eBook should be available on Smashwords by September 2017.
The second project is putting together a collaboration of short stories written by 100 people whom struggle with Fibromyalgia. Since people are still signing up to write I cannot estimate the release date of this eBook.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Many things happened to me late in life. One was that I started writing. When I'm not writing or promoting my books there are many things that fill my life. I met a wonderful man named Tim in 2014 and we married in 2015. We bought a 125+ year old colonial home in 2016 and we have the perfect family, 2 dogs and 2 cats. My favorite hobbies are walking the dogs to the river 2 blocks away and allowing nature to soak in, I enjoy seeing local sights with my husband, antiquing, as well as watching movies together. We moved to our town of Pocomoke City MD where life moves along at a slow pace, there is a wonderful beach in nearby Chicoteague VA as well as the vast Chesapeake Bay.
How do you approach cover design?
Finding the perfect premade cover is the best thing about writing for me! It's putting the creativity of your words and meshing that with visual art. The fun is the search and when I find a cover I really love the next step is the font and size of the fonts chosen. I do hope the readers enjoy the cover designs of my work as much as I do!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
My parents moved to rural Deptford NJ in the mid-60's when those "cookie cutter" communities popped-up very inexpensively in that state; consequently they were the answer to the American Dream to young families. My parents paid a mere $12,500.00 for the small rancher. Another popular floor plan was the Split-Level, and if you bought in that township, it was usually one style or the other, which lent absolutely no character to the area. The Deptford Mall, which actually put the town on the map didn't arrive until summer 1975. My loneliness, due to the move, devastated me, after all I was only 14 and I left all my Besties' behind in Upper Darby Pa. So I began to delve into books at that early age. I remember that I was fascinated with everything Native American, The Civil War, as well as the Mysteries that us younger gals enjoyed, such as Nancy Drew. I even ran a library out of the 4x4 space that they called a shed attached to the home at age 13, as books were now my life. Dreaming of visiting my grandfather's home town of the United Kingdom for years and years. Finally visiting that town in 2009, the trip was so surreal that it started an obsession for writing about that charming British town. After all, my inner child finally found the storybook setting with 'character' that she so craved!
Published 2017-07-18.
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Books by This Author

Missing on Hatteras Island
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,410. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mashups, Fiction » Inspirational
This Izzy Short Story is jammed packed with page turning surprises! Isabella and her husband Kent take their daughter, Little Izzy, and their dog, Ethel the Pug on a weeks vacation to Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks of NC.The very first day of the trip a mishap strikes that leaves the rest of the family completely devastated. A touch of humor and tears brings together a quick fun read.