Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Q & A with Susan Wiggs by Amanda Bylsma


During the Thursday night “Dinner with the Stars” at the 2012 Pikes Peak Writers Conference, I had the privilege of sitting with Susan Wiggs at her auction table. Susan is a wonderful speaker and gracious host. Throughout the meal, she was more than happy to answer questions.

Q:  Which novel was the hardest for you to write?
SW:  For her, writing all of her novels are like passing a kidney stone – a painful process but rewarding in the end.

Q:  Who has been your favorite character from any of your novels?
SW:  Isadora Peabody, a character in her novel The Charm School.

Q:  What is your favorite thing about the industry?
SW:  The interplay with writer’s groups and writers.

Q:  Where do you get your ideas?
SW:  Everywhere – magazines, online, stories, conversations. Something just sticks in her mind, and she researches it more to see if it could be worked into a good plot and story.

About Susan Wiggs:  Susan Wiggs is a New York Times bestselling author of more than 40 historical and contemporary romance novels.

About the Writer:  Amanda Bylsma has been a member of Pikes Peak Writers since 2007, which is also the first year she attended PPWC. Amanda is one of the rare few that has had the privilege to spend her whole life in Colorado roaming throughout the Rocky Mountains. When she isn't busy working at the local library, she is working on either her fantasy YA series or her paranormal YA series.