June 27th, 2011

The Girlfriends' Cyber Circuit presents Suzanne Young!

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by Suzanne Young

We all want to be remembered. Charlotte’s destiny is to be Forgotten…

Charlotte's best friend thinks Charlotte might be psychic. Her boyfriend thinks she's cheating on him. But Charlotte knows what's really wrong: She is one of the Forgotten, a kind of angel on earth who feels the Need—a powerful, uncontrollable draw to help someone, usually a stranger.

But Charlotte never wanted this responsibility. What she wants is to help her best friend, whose life is spiraling out of control. She wants to lie in her boyfriend's arms forever. But as the Need grows stronger, it begins to take a dangerous toll on Charlotte. And who she was, is, and will become—her mark on this earth, her very existence—is in jeopardy of disappearing completely.

Charlotte will be forced to choose: Should she embrace her fate as a Forgotten, a fate that promises to rip her from the lives of those she loves forever? Or is she willing to fight against her destiny—no matter how dark the consequences?

Jenn: What’s your favorite gizmo advertising your book?

Suzanne: Definitely my book trailer! I adored the job that VLC Productions did with it!
Link: http://youtu.be/k67ZYwrAJzI

Jenn: My July release, Love Story, is set in a creative-writing class. Did you ever take a class like that, and what was your experience?

Suzanne: I was a creative writing major in college, and it was definitely my favorite class as well. Brightest memory? When my teacher read my first short story Gram’s Birds to the class. He thought it was awful! But loved the writing.

Jenn: My heroine longs to be a novelist. Was your journey to publication filled with longing? Quick and easy? How did you make it?

Suzanne: My journey was filled with highs and lows. There were a couple of points where I thought I would quit before selling. And then after my first series, I thought it was over again. I think the process is all about never giving up. My motto is always Just Keep Writing.

Jenn: In one of my creative-writing classes, I was taught never to write about writing. Oh well. Were you taught this too? Are there other writing rules you were taught that you still remember and either follow or throw out the window?

Suzanne: Yes, I was definitely told never to write about writing. I was also told to write what you know—which is decent advice if you understand how to transfer feelings. But my professor once refused to accept my story because I wrote it from a male perspective.

Jenn: What good books have you read lately?

Suzanne: I loved Lisa Schroeder’s The Day Before and Nova Ren Suma’s Imaginary Girls is high on my list. So many great books, so little time to take baths and read them.

Jenn: What’s next for you?

Suzanne: The sequel for A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL is called A WANT SO WICKED and it comes out next summer. After that I have a new series called THE PROGRAM which is scheduled for Spring 2013 with Simon Pulse.

Get the scoop on Suzanne's books by visiting her web site at www.suzanne-young.blogspot.com/!