Literary Engineer
Because reading and writing are my only obsessions

About Me

Engineers like to solve problems.
If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems.

-Scott Adams

Writers like to solve problems.
If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems.
-Quote Revised by Me

I am Suzi. Writer. Occasional engineer. Full time mother. No wonder I have no time.

Contemporary young adult novels are my books of choice, but I throw in a little fantasy and still love a good horror or thriller. I’m a stay-at-home mom of two kids and haven’t worked full time as a civil engineer since my first was born. But I still get to pull out my engineers scale and fancy calculator every once in a while to do some work for a local developer.

My writing life.

My short stint as a writer began in elementary school where I produced a newspaper called The Kids Herald. Fortunately, my mother was probably the only one subjected to that silliness.

In junior high (now called middle school), I got into novel writing, but only produced a few handwritten, half-finished stories.

My proudest pieces (sarcasm intended) are my knockoffs of Sweet Valley High–yes, I deserve a D for originality there. Fortunately, I didn’t do much writing on them and mostly only a bunch of plotting.

Fast forward to the early 2000s when I started a middle grade story based off a dream. I do want to go back to it someday, but I’ll need to do some research on the middle ages.

January 2010 I finally succumbed to the voices in my head and wrote my first adult contemporary story. It spun off into another (a companion, not a sequel), and then I thought, how will I ever get more ideas. But then number three hit, then four and five and six. (These will be returned to someday too.)

In August I wrote my first young adult, even though I hadn’t read a young adult novel since I was a young adult. Then I got more ideas and wrote more stories.

Now the words just keep coming.

So that’s about it.

Feel free to e-mail me: literaryengineer(at)yahoo(dot)com