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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

 

1 Comment »

  1. Louane Beyer says:

    Suzi,
    My first book was just published and I was looking for a blog to help promote the book. The manuscipt started at the
    kitchen table one day with the grand children helping me with ideas. They were anxious to get the book published and
    I had no experience or even any one that I knew that could guide me. I went online to get access to book publishers
    then found that the majority of them do not accept unsolicited manuscripts and only through agents. So I took the
    route of self publishing and really enjoyed the whole process. The book is called “Six Days Inside A Mountain.”
    It is 107 pages in black and white with a colored cover.
    It is now in several book stores in Bemidji and I am promoting it in this area but would really like to find a source
    on line besides the book ordering sites. Is this something you do? I got your name from another blog. Thanks
    for the consideration. Louane Beyer

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