Susan Corso

Biography

Susan Corso is the author of The Mex Mysteries. She has had a spiritually-based counseling practice for more than 35 years. Her website is www.susancorso.com. She lives in the Hudson River Valley with her beloved, Tony Amato, and the spirit of her familiar cat, Charles of the Ritz

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Different kinds of writing bring up different types of joy for me. When I'm writing Mex--the protagonist in my mystery series--it's the sheer joy of writing of a life lived from a spiritual perspective. 24/7/365. It's how I live my life so it's easy for me, fun to live (and therefore fun to write), and generally a good time.

When I'm writing spiritual nonfiction or, really, teaching, the joy is from having overcome some trouble and mastered it enough so I can use it as an example. It reminds me that we're all growing, healing, and doing the best we can here on our lovely planet.

The other day I wrote a blistering complaint letter to the president of my health insurance company because I'd had it with the ten-week runaround they'd been giving me about a prescription. That was a laugh riot because I was writing about a rash on my face that itches like a ... well, a word that rhymes with it and I was mad mad mad at their rhetoric so I wrote the letter with a "chorus," which was, MY FACE STILL ITCHES. I added that every other paragraph! I'm pretty sure I'll hear from them soon with the right medicine.

Writing is really how I best understand myself, and the world we inhabit.
How did you come to write The Mex Mysteries?
I had gone to the White Mountains in Arizona to finish my second book of prayers for peace. I left the cabin where I was staying and went to the post office to send it to my editor in New Mexico, and as I returned home, it began to snow. It was Valentine's Day.

When I got back to the house, it was snowing in earnest. I sat down at the kitchen table and I heard a voice say distinctly, "So, you gonna write my story now?"

I looked around the house. I was alone. I had music, coffee, cigarettes and chocolate. So I said back to the voice, "Sure."

Eleven days later, I was snowed in--so much so that my car had disappeared--and there was a 350-page manuscript on the coffee table. I'd met Mex, who I, apparently, had been considering for quite some time, and followed the story I discovered inside a secret room in my computer.

The night before I left the mountains, I watched the movie of Brigadoon. Friends dug out my car, and I drove back to Phoenix the next day. On the way there, I stopped at a big bookseller to use their facilities and my eyes were riveted to a book I saw at eye level on the way to the loo: Scottish Witchcraft today. I knew the next Mex was about Brigadoon and Witches.

That's how it's been ever since. I'm guided on what to write, when, and how, and I've been writing a book about every other year for twenty years.
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Books

Circles of Peace
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,380. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Prayer
Circles of Peace takes the author's 35 years of spiritual mentoring experience and applies the practice of inner peace and prayer to transforming fear in all its distressing disguises.
Each Day A New Day for #Innerpeace
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,290. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Prayer
World peace is an impossibility without inner peace established and growing within each individual. This book is a 44-day prayer practice for the purpose of establishing inner personal peace. Based on the Christian and Hebrew Scriptures, this book by metaphysician Dr. Susan Corso takes one on a journey within.
Brigadoon Moon
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 125,870. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
Brigadoon Moon sends Mex to the Western Isles, near the Callanish Stone Circle, where her old friend Waverley King is conducting a production of Brigadoon. Mex tangles with the local aristocrat who harbors a secret identity and who is obscuring a triple murder by using the centuries-old battle between the witches and the Druids as a diversion. She then proceeds to fall in love with Waverley.
Butterfly Fan
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 101,450. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
Butterfly Fan summons Mex to Kyoto, Japan to heal a deeply submerged secret in her own life: the death of her only son. A one-shot production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly commissioned by the okasan of the oldest geisha house in existence entwines Mex with the Japanese Yakuza and a businessman’s murder turned hara kiri. While there, Mex is initiated into Reiki by an amazing Buddhist nun.
Chicago Valentine
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 79,070. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
Chicago Valentine keeps Mex at home on Broadway. Six seemingly unrelated folk are dead all over town. Two things link them: each had a single ticket stub to Chicago—The Musical and a mysterious playing card. Mex delves into her own Gypsy ancestry to unlock the mystery of the playing cards, and, she hopes, the murders. She follows her heart, as Veronica reappears, and asks Mex to be her bride.
Mattress Police
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 94,510. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
Mattress Police finds Mex in the Hudson River Valley at her pink Queen Anne Victorian. At the summer theatre, a lead in Once Upon A Mattress is murdered. Mex learns the lost secret of the four grail treasures which helps her to unravel the case and the deeper truth about Veronica. Seraphim Groves is the transformative actress who plays the gender slide with Mex, setting her free.
Oklahoma! Hex
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,080. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
Oklahoma! Hex finds Mex on Broadway solving the murder of Oklahoma!’s pore Jud. She works with her favorite NYPD Blue a.k.a. cop, Michael Ryan Kelley. The cast is infiltrated with Santería practitioners. She traces its root to Tierra del Fuego where she faces down the leader of a worldwide web of evil. Oh, and she meets her Divine Right Partner, Veronica, and falls in love.

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