Sue Chamblin Frederick


She is known as a sweet Southern belle, a woman whose eyelashes are longer than her fingers, her lips as red as a Georgia sunset. Yet, behind the feminine facade of a Scarlett-like ingénue, lies an absolute and utterly calculating mind – a mind that harbors hints of genius – a genius she uses to write books that will leave you spellbound.

A warning! When she writes spy thrillers, she’s dangerous - only six degrees from a life filled with unimaginable adventures – journeys that will plunge her readers into a world of breath-taking intrigue. Put a Walther PPK pistol in her hand and she will kill you. Her German is so precise, she’d fool Hitler. Her amorous prowess? If you have a secret, she will discover it – one way or the other. When she writes romance, her characters will seduce you and wile you away into stories of titillating passion.

The author was born in north Florida in the little town of Live Oak, where the nearby Suwannee River flows the color of warm caramel, in a three-room, tin-roofed house named “poor.” Her Irish mother’s and English father’s voices can be heard even today as they sweep across the hot tobacco fields, “Susie, child, you must stop telling all those wild stories.”

The author lives with her Yankee husband in the piney woods of north Florida where she is compelled to write about far away places and people whose hearts require a voice. Her two daughters live their lives running from a mother whose imagination keeps their lives in constant turmoil with stories of characters with apple-rotten hearts and plots that cause the devil to smile.

Smashwords Interview

Since you usually write spy thrillers, why did you write a romance?
Readers who read my spy thrillers would send comments about my spy novels and, without fail, mention how much they liked my love scenes and that I should write a romance. I wrote "Grandma Takes A Lover" and it instantly resonated with a target audience - "grandmothers" - and has outsold my spy thrillers three to one. At book signings, I am amazed at the number of older women out there who are grandmothers and are definitely interested in a "lover." The book is humorous but also very poignant and addresses intimacy between older adults. The character in "Grandma Takes A Lover" discovers that passion is ageless.
Are you going to continue to write romance novels?
Most definitely! Readers are clamoring for a sequel to "Grandma Takes A Lover" so I am drafting a manuscript now. It will have the same delightful characters and take place in the same small town in Georgia. I received word that "Grandma Takes A Lover" riled up the residents of Ivy Log, Georgia, because evidently the "grandma" character in the book was the spitting image of the preacher's wife. I assured everyone the characters were all fiction. Then, the mayor's wife called me and wanted to "gossip" about the members of her Sunday school class who she thought were featured in the book. I told her a "novel" is fiction and any resemblance to anyone - living or dead - is purely coincidental! Hysterical!!
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Where to find Sue Chamblin Frederick online


Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 85,690. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A lovely mountain girl wins a baking contest and has to go to New York to collect the $25,000 prize. She's never been out of the Blue Ridge Mountains and fears her life will never be the same if she goes to New York.
A Good Year for Roses
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 77,000. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
In 1957, in a deeply segregated South, two women begin a search for a young girl who is the child of Essie Donnelly's deceased sister. The women, one white and one black, confront their own stigmas of poverty and racism as they pursue their quest to find the child.
The Front Porch Sisters
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 81,520. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Two lonely, spinster sisters drag a detour sign out to the busy Bellville road to direct traffic down their farm lane. Unsuspecting travelers are lured to the front porch where they serve iced tea and buttered rum pound cake as well as gossip, laughter, love and the answers to some long-held mysteries. Best of all, they are reminded of the value of friendship and the importance of community.
The Boardinghouse - A Return To Ivy Log
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 72,500. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Christian » Romance
The humdrum of small town Ivy Log, Georgia, explodes with passion and heartache when mountain-man Wiley Hanson leaves his idyllic life high in the Appalachians and falls in love with seductive redhead Paula Jennings . . . and irresistible mixed-blood Pyune Murphy.
Grandma Takes A Lover
Price: Free! Words: 50,660. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult
Adela Harper, a widowed grandmother, discovers that passion is ageless when she realizes it's never too late for love or lust. Romance is waiting for her just across the fence where handsome recluse Frank Carberry sits on his porch and watches the woman he has despised for forty years. The two are not meant to be together until . . .
Madame Delaflote, Impeccable Spy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,340. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
A young war widow survives the German invasion of Paris and becomes a spy for Britain's Secret Intelligence Service. Her involvement with the French Resistance and a British SIS agent provides her the opportunity to revenge the death of her husband. Eleonore is beautiful, but can her slim fingers curl around a 9mm and sqeeze the trigger when she faces the Nazis and the treacherous Gestapo.