H. Schussman


I currently live in Northern California with my husband of 26 years and our crazy little cat, Locacita. I travel at least 6 weeks a year throughout Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Otherwise I work in a small Rehabilitation Hospital as a Physical Therapist. I specialize in Cognitive Disorders, Psychiatric Disorders, PTSD, Amputees, and general Geriatrics. I'm also a Clinical Instructor for externs in Physical Therapy programs.

I love to work in my garden and to spend the afternoon wine tasting with my husband. For exercise I enjoy swimming laps at the local pool and going for early morning speed walks.

My husband, writing, traveling, and my patients are my passions.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I always have a few books on the back burner, but right now I'm writing another conspiracy/action adventure with the same main characters. This time they end up in Guatemala. As you know from my other work, I like to incorporate behavioral and cultural differences into my writing. I feel it’s important to feel challenged by a story. This story takes the reader to the people group living inside the Guatemala City garbage dump.

I also deal with the complex subject of drug trafficking. This is a world-wide issue, but my focus is the drug trade through Central America. Who is the bad guy? isn’t always an easy question to answer. In this case it’s degrees of bad. Guatemala’s incredibly corrupt government makes them an easy target for my dark creativity.
Who are your favorite authors?
This may come as a surprise, but I love the classics; Alexandre Dumas, Jane Austen, Lyman Frank Baum, Nathaniel Hawthorne, George Orwell, Louisa May Alcott, C.S. Lewis. I just started Dracula by Bram Stoker, and am impressed with his crisp clean style. I like truly good literature.

I do read modern novels such as; The Hunger Games, The Woman of Sin, Water for Elephants, The Shack, Under the Tuscan Sun. Have read most of the work by Patricia Cornwell, Robin Cook, James Mitchener, and Francine Rivers.
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By H. Schussman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 104,840. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 7 reviews)
Sport witnesses the murder of a family friend, and escapes into Sean’s protective custody. When a plot by Russia to infiltrate our nation is uncovered, Sean finds out too late his direct boss is the enemy. Sport has the evidence to prove it. The dilemma is how to keep Sport safe and resolve the escalating danger to the USA. When they realize the President is the next target, they join forces.

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Smashwords book reviews by H. Schussman

  • Woman of Sin on Oct. 04, 2013
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    Debra, you are a seriously good writer. I am looking forward to reading more of your work. I know as a Christian author myself, it is difficult to write a relevent romance in this era.