Author Bio: Suzanne McKenna Link is an Independent Author who enjoys writing realistic fictional tales of the trials and tribulations of young adults. Her debut novel, Saving Toby, is a gritty, modern-day love story set on the South Shore of Long Island, New York. Starting out as a graphic artist, Suzanne returned to her life-long dream of writing during a hiatus from her design work and is committed to fulfilling her dream of being a recognized, published author. She lives on Long Island, minutes from her childhood home with her husband, two children, a mammoth dog, and two spoiled cats.
The website: http://suzannemckennalink.blogspot.com
1. Name 5-10 of your most favourite books
Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
2. A book that you have re-read the most
Bridget Jones’s Diary
3. Favourite authors and why
Sarah Dessen because she’s a master at making all her characters, even the less important ones, come to life.
Anita Shreve because she her stories are interesting and diverse.
Pat Conroy because his stories are emotionally engrossing.
4. Genre you dislike
Science Fiction, but I wouldn’t rule it out.
5. Character crush
Alexander from The Bronze Horseman.
6. Character you strongly identify with
Remy from This Lullaby.
7. One character you want to bring to the real world
Dexter Jones from This Lullaby. What a hoot!
8. What is your ideal reading space/environment?
Any place quiet and without distractions: In bed or out, in the yard.
9. Must-have books in a collection
Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter, Prince of Tides, Pillars of the Earth, and anything by Neil Gaiman.
10.Earliest memory of books and reading
Judy Blume books in elementary school.
11. Weirdest book or reading experience
I don’t know if this is exactly weird, but I had turned my nose up at the Twilight series because I felt the books were too young, and I wouldn’t enjoy them. Despite my refusal, my friend handed me the set, and I became so engrossed in the story, I actually cried when atop the mountain, before they fight the newborns, Jacob threatens to let himself get killed so he can stop hurting Bella.
Talk about total turn-around, after finishing the series, I was inspired to write.
That was one helluva set of answers from Suzanne! 🙂 Want to give the questions a try? Get in touch with me pronto 🙂