Welcome Susan and her new release Charlotte's Dilemma

What is your writing schedule like?
I love to write in the morning, usually cranking out around 1000 words a day.
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
Using big words comes very natural to me, and I'm always told that I have some words in my books that are unfamiliar to some people.
Also, I use fictional excerpts (ones I make up) from books, I invent letters, and create journal entries for my characters as a way to step into another perspective on the lives depicted in the stories.
How did you come up with your title?
The title reflects conflict, and I wanted readers to know that even though it is a sweet clean romance, it is wrought with trials and hardship.
Tell us about your hero and heroine. What makes them likeable?
Charlotte Broughton is a survivor, accepting, and yet makes the best of her situation.
Lord Hipwith (Hugh) has been unappreciated for his finer qualities, and yet remains himself, not caving to society's wish to label him.
How much of the book is based in real life?
none
What makes this book special to you?
The beautiful way the hero and heroine's eyes are opened to each other.
Are plots based on someone you know or events in your own life?
none
What books have most influenced your life?
Being an avid and numerous reader for my whole life, it's hard to pinpoint only a few. Some of my all-time favorites are the works of Dickens, George McDonald's 19th century adult fiction, Quo Vadis (nobel prize for literature), and Pride & Prejudice.
What makes this a "must read" and why?
Charlotte's Dilemma is a must-read for the Christian Regency Romance reader. You'll be touched, amused, and charmed by the story.
What do you do when you're not writing?
When I am not writing, I am either exercising, quilting, reading, or homemaking.
What does your family think of your writing?
My family, especially my husband, are very supportive of my writing. They are proud of me.
What is your next project?
My next project is a cozy mystery.
Who is your faviourte author and what is it that really strikes you abou their work?
Norah Lofts is my favorite novelist, and her historical fiction is extremely entertaining and I only wish she had written even more books. How Far to Bethlehem is a favorite, written by Lofts, it was a best-seller in its day and is Biblical historical fiction.
What is the hardest part about writing?
Word count! It makes me anxious, but I can't get away from it.
Do you have advice for other writers?
I advise other aspiring writers to get with one or more critique partners. That is one of the main ways to learn how to write better.
How can readers connect with you?
Susan Karsten – Author (facebook)

 

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