You can find me on Facebook as Suki McMinn as well as on Goodreads as Suki McMinn. You can follow me on twitter as @Sukififtynine and @SukiMcMinn, on Instagram as @sukimcminn and of course, you can find me on fanfiction.net as Suki59 and fictionpad.com as Suki59. I write non-fiction as Susan McNabb.
Here’s an excerpt from an interview I did with Kelpie on her blog, kelpieskorner.com:
So, tell me a little about yourself.
I live in a tiny town in North Carolina with my husband and rescued dogs. I grew up in North Carolina, but lived in Los Angeles for many years before returning here.
Where do you find inspiration for your stories? Do you pull your real life experiences into your writing?
I find inspiration all around me—in music, other people, places. Some of my story ideas started as dreams, and yes, I use a lot of my own life experiences. I’m a big believer in writing what you know.
Do you write on a schedule? If you do, how do you keep to that schedule?
No, but I write every day. I’m at the computer every free moment.
Do you plan out your stories or just write whatever comes to you?
I start with a vague plan, but find it’s best to just start writing even if the story isn’t well thought out. Once I get started, I can always go back and rewrite the beginning, and I often do. But if I waited until the story was complete in my head, I’d never get started. I’ve tried using an outline, but am a complete failure at it.
Do you have any writing rituals or superstitions?
Not really. I’ve stopped jumping up in the middle of the night to write things down. I was always worried that I’d lose a thought if I didn’t write it down, and that’s made for a lot of interrupted nights. Now I just let the idea go—if I lose it, it’s not the end of the world. There’ll be others.
Is one genre easier for you to write than another? Is there anything that you just aren’t that great at writing?
I’m not sure if it’s easier, but I do enjoy writing comedy. I’ve never tried poetry, but I suspect it wouldn’t suit me.
What is the hardest part for you about writing fanfics?
Nothing. It’s pure pleasure.
Which of your stories is your favorite to write and why? Which of your stories is your favorite concept wise?
I don’t have a favorite, really. Drained is definitely my most popular and probably my best concept-wise, but I also loved writing Chihuahua Mountain, Dances with Werewolves, Let’s Talk About Sex—really anything that makes me laugh. I also love human Sookies like in Runway and Hair and Makeup. And World War II Eric makes me swoon in A World Away. I can’t pick a favorite! They’re like my children, but I don’t have to feed or clothe them or pay their college tuition.
What is the best compliment you’ve ever received on your stories?
I’m always thrilled when someone is moved by my stories. Occasionally, a funny one will make someone wet her pants laughing, and that makes my day.
Do you have any pet peeves?
I hate when romance writers have their characters peering through their eyelashes. You try it. It can’t be done.
Tell me one random thing about yourself.
I spend too much time trying to peer through my eyelashes.