Please! Don’t tell a soul, but I’m ashamed to admit my writing almost took precedence over my personal life, for a while.
Gasp – there, I’ve said it – does this apply any other authors out there?
My claim to limited fame is I’m a romance author, albeit with a touch of humor or paranormal, but balancing a career with a bunch of beloveds, like a hubby, adult children (his and mine), and ten grandkids must truly come first.
Thank God I saw the light…
Me and you know who…
This is my sweet sixteen Savannah…
How I make it work:
Scheduling became my priority and adhering to it, most of the time. I’m a late riser, so my hub and I share our lunch together, watch the late news, and then it’s off to the computer for me. Emails are checked, updates on social media are viewed and replied to, and then later, the best hub on the planet does the food shopping. This chore is a tribute to Joe and others like him, since we live in a congested 55 and over township, and our grocery store is packed ALL the time. Plus, I hate food shopping… While Joe’s out conquering the world, I market current projects – our boxed sets, my personal catalogue, and other friends returning the favor. Once or twice a week, we babysit for my youngest grandchild, a three-year old boy who, in spite of his exhausting antics, always makes us laugh.
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Last but not least, I’m happy to share I have a pre-order for a new Paranormal Romance in progress: Honeymoon in Coffinville
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Sure hope I’ve shared enough delectable stories to keep YOUR Kindles happy this Memorial Day Weekend – we at The Authors’ Billboard are so grateful you hopped by, as we’d be nothing without YOU! For more of our divine Collections, please visit The Authors’ Billboard website! Happy Reading, People!
A late bloomer to the writing life, Susan Jean Ricci’s been mighty busy the past six years. The award-winning, internationally read, From Women’s Pens author and humorist, Susan’s best known for her series of works titled Cindy’s Crusades that includes two novels, Dinosaurs and Cherry Stems and The Sugar Ticket, the short chronicle Twilight and Chickadees, and a collection of short stories titled Heart Marks the Spot.
Susan’s novel Dinosaurs and Cherry Stems is a Multi Award winner. Its Sequel The Sugar Ticket placed first for Outstanding Women’s Fiction category in the IAN 2016. The sassy My Sexy Chef won a second place award in the novella category via the Global Ebook Awards 2016, and has inspired the hot sequel Chaos in the Kitchen.
Susan also specializes in short stories and novellas. Included are Christmas shorts, but she favors the romantic or humorous side of the equation, and that’s what you’ll find about her writing the most.