Blogspot – 6 questions for Susan X Meagher

Susan X MeagherSusan lives in New York with her spouse, Carrie. They’ve lived in Chicago and Los Angeles for significant periods, but New York fits them very well.

She loves to discuss my work and fiction in general. I urge you to join Facebook and participate in the discussion.

Herr novel The Reuinion is a Goldie Finalist for Dramatic/General Fiction

Ulysees1) Who/What is your favorite book/author? Why?

Ulysses. James Joyce. I took a class on the book and spent a full term reading it. When you spend that much time with a difficult work it begins to feel like an old friend.

2) What has been your most surprising or interesting inspiration for a book?

I was visiting an Episcopal church and was charmed by the priest, a lesbian from England. I spent most of the service thinking of how to build a story around her. “The Reunion” is the result of that hour of daydreaming.

3) Writing is emotional and can be isolating. From where do you get your support?

Mostly from my wife. But I also have a good friend who also writes. We exchange works in progress, and I find her practical support immeasurably helpful.

alice b tolkas award4) What does it mean to you to see your work in print and then up for an award?

I love to open the first box of books and see a new story in print. As for awards, I take it as a compliment that a majority of the judges for that category liked my book. But I don’t delude myself into thinking that my book is the “best” if I win. I don’t think there can’t be a “best” in a creative endeavor.

5) What is next on your personal bucket list to accomplish (literary or otherwise)?

I love what I do and get a tremendous amount of enjoyment from it. So my goal is to keep doing what I’m doing while trying to do it better.

6) What are you working on now and what’s next up for publication (if they aren’t the same)?

I’m working on a book that will have a suspenseful element. I’m sure the romance will be paramount, but this one will have more plot.

Many thanks to Susan X Meagher for answering our questions. You can read a longer Buiog and see her books on the Susan X Meagher Author page