Wednesday, July 20, 2011

An Interview with Sue Brown

Please join me in welcoming Sue Brown...

About Ms. Brown:

Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn’t following their orders, she can be found at university listening to lecturers discuss long-dead theologians. In her head, however, she’s plotting how to get her cowboys into bed together; she just hopes the lecturer doesn’t ask her any questions. Sue discovered M/M erotica at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favorite television series. The series was boring; the kissing was not. She may be late to the party, but she’s made up for it since, writing fan fiction until she was brave enough to venture out into the world of original fiction


1) Links to website and list of books with purchase links.


2) How long have you been writing? What got you in to writing?

I’ve been writing for four and half years. I got into fanfic when I woke up to see the two Captain Jack Harknesses kissing on Torchwood (the BBCtv Dr Who spin-off). It was like a light bulb switched on in my head and suddenly I knew I wanted to be writing M/M romance.

3) What was your first published book? Looking back, is there anything you’d change about it?

My first published story was Sacrifice in the Making Contact anthology published by Dreamspinner. It is rare that I write a fully formed story but this was one of them. I wrote it for the anthology and it was my first submission. 

4) What or Who has influenced your writing?

I’ve had many influences, from the amazing authors on Livejournal to the people who’ve edited my work – my bastard betas. No, I love them all. Also I’m always getting influences from the people around me.

5) Where do you get your ideas?

Sometimes from prompts, for instance Mr. Plum was written because I picked the colour plum from Torquere. Sometimes from something as simple as a picture in an Italian restaurant. There is quite often a religious element running through my stories. I’m a theology student – it always creeps in. Also, I like cowboys – blame Chris Owen’s Bareback.

6) What hinders your writing?

Me, staring at the housework I haven’t done. I work much better in Starbucks with people all around me.

7) What genre are you most comfortable with? What would you like to explore?

I write M/M contemporary. I dabbled once in Fantasy and would love to take it further.

8) Are you a by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of writer, or do you have to use an outline to put your collective thoughts into some semblance of common sense?

Definitely by-the-seat-of-your-pants. The one time I needed to really have things organized – for The Lord’s Tale – it drove me mad to have to keep checking everything.

9) Which of your books is your favorite? Why?

Oh heck. Okay, The Night Porter because it’s not what you expect from a romance yet it’s a very intense relationship with a fairly shocking ending – no death though, just in case you’re worried.

10) Do you incorporate some of yourself into your characters? Personality traits? Likes? Dislikes?

My characters always have coffee addictions *g*. I suppose the closest to me is the very flawed Nathan in Nothing Ever Happens. Let’s just say his headspace was very close to mine at the time of writing.

11) What do you think is the perfect hero/heroine? Why?

Do they have to be perfect? I really prefer anti-heroes. I love that edge of wickedness.

12) What is your latest release? Please share the blurb and purchase info with us.

My last release was with Silver. I was lucky enough to write The Lord’s Tale, the last part of the Fitzwarren Inheritance, written with Chris Quinton and RJ Scott.

Surrounded by the tragedy of his family's history, the last thing Phil expects is to be picked up by a gorgeous guy twenty feet up a climbing wall. What scares him even more is the way Lee fits into his life, the final piece to break the Fitzwarren curse.

13) What do you have in the works?

I have a story coming out in Chasing the Dream, an anthology with the very talented Ga Hauser, Patricia Logan, Lisa Worrall and SammyJo Hunt. Also three novels, Final Admission, Stolen Dreams and Complete Faith – the follow up to Morning Report.

14) Do you have any suggestions/comments for prospective authors?

Press send. You’ll never know unless you try.


1) What would be a perfect date for you?

Chocolate, red wine and Jensen Ackles… What? I’m a woman of simple tastes.


Be sure to check out her excerpt for The Lord's Tale.


Rawiya said...

I love you Sue!

<3 Great interview. Read Mr. Plum and of course, Morning Report. Next is Nothing Else Matters.


Dawn Roberto said...

I love your work Sue. My impulsive buy of Morning Report had me racing to get the rest of your back list and when I read Nothing Ever Happens..OMG..pure heaven. Thank you for creating stories that snare the heart.