Suzy Turner is the author of The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw. You can find out more information about Suzy on her website.
Favorite thing about Christmas? The ambiance, the music and the general good nature of people around this time of year.
Weirdest habit? I sometimes chew my tongue when I’m deep in concentration
Most anticipated book for 2013? The sequel to Lisa M Stasse’s The Forsaken (awesome dystopian book!)
Now let’s get down to business:
Can you tell us about your latest book, The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw?
Its about two adopted sisters who ‘grow’ strange tattoos and discover weird powers when they turn 16. Sent off to London for two weeks of ‘work experience’, the Morgan Sisters find themselves being initiated into the ancient Praxos Foundation, one that protects the innocent while fighting evil, both human and supernatural.
What are your favorite parts of the book?
I love it when the tattoos start to appear and weird things start happening to the girls. It was fun to write! I also love the parts with Declan Alexander because he’s just so gorgeous and fun.
The cover for The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw is absolutely gorgeous. Did you have much say in the final cover?
Thank you! I am very lucky to have met a fantastic cover designer (Ravven) who got my ideas pretty quickly so I didn’t need to give much feedback.
You have now published four books. How does that feel?
It’s the most amazing feeling to know that my books are out there in the world being enjoyed by so many people of different age groups. Although the books are aimed at teens and young adults, many of my readers are the same age as me!
What do you do when you’re not writing?
I’m a TV addict so when I’m not working, I love catching up on my favourite series like Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, Castle, Lost Girl, Pretty Little Liars…(there are so many!). I also spend far too many hours on the internet – it’ totally addictive! As for staying fit, I took up cycling in September and I cycle about 30 kilometres once or twice a week too.
How do you come up with the ideas for your books?
Ideas come from so many different sources. The Raven Saga, for instance, was inspired by a visit to western Canada whereas The Morgan Sisters was inspired by a Londoner I met earlier this year.
Can you tell us about your challenges in getting your first book published?
The challenge was the marketing. No matter how you publish your books, it’s always down to the author to promote them. It took time but eventually I broke through and I’ve now sold thousands and thousands of copies.
What project are you working on now?
I have two projects at the moment. One is a chick lit book called Forever Fredless which I started years ago that really needs finishing (but I keep getting distracted by YA!). The other is a Morgan Sisters prequel novella about one of the lesser known characters, Daisy Madigan.
What is currently in your To-Be-Read pile?
My Kindle is heaving! But the books I intend to read in the next month or so include Scarlet Vamporium and Indigo Vamporium by Poppet, How Do You Voodoo by Janice Horton and She Smells The Dead by E.J Stevens.
Suzy’s website: http://suzyturner.com