Tell us about your book, Susan?
A River of Silence is about a hearing-impaired man, Caleb Bryce, who is falsely accused and imprisoned for the murder of a 19-month old child. This is the 3rd book in my Detective Radhauser series. Because of pressure from both the small community of Ashland and his boss, Captain Murphy, Radhauser makes the arrest, but remains convinced Caleb Bryce is innocent. With the help of a young public defender, who wants to prove herself to her father, a world-renown criminal defense attorney, they set out to find the real killer and free Bryce.
The novel deals with issues of abandonment and the effects it has on the child even after he reaches adulthood. It also deals with alcoholism and its aftermath which can cling to the lives it affected for decades. Mental illness and disabilities is also a theme. And the book shows us that sometimes a person who is mentally challenged sees life in a more beautiful way than those of us who are “normal.”
Describe your latest book in 4 words.
Mysterious, heart-wrenching and human.
Can you share a little bit about your current work or what is in the future for your writing?
I have just completed the edits and handed off a stand-alone novel to Tirgearr Publishing. It is entitled The Good Shepherd and is the story of a priest who falls in love with one of his parishioners and she ends up being murdered. I suspect it will release sometime in the summer of 2018.
I’m also working on the 4th book in the Detective Winston Radhauser series. It is entitled, A River of Shame and it is about the murders of two high school students in what appears to be hate crimes.
And what about Susan herself?
I was born in New Castle, Delaware and grew up with four brothers along the banks of the Delaware River. I've been writing poems and short stories since I could hold a pencil and was so in love with writing that I became a creative writing major in college.
Prior to an early retirement which enabled me to write full time, I worked as the Director of Corporate Relations for University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona. It was there I met my husband, Andreas.
Through the writing process, I've learned that I must be obsessed with the reinvention of self, of finding a way back to something lost, and the process of forgiveness and redemption. These are the recurrent themes in my work.
Andy and I, now share a quiet life in Grants Pass, Oregon, with my growing list of fictional characters, and more books than one person could count.
When I'm not writing, I enjoy making quilts and stained-glass windows. I think it's a lot like writing--- telling stories with fabric and glass.
To find out more about Susan's other books in the series and read her author page, check out the folowing link
I wish, Susan great success with A River of Silence and thank her for being my guest.