While searching Fangbangers Anonymous’ great archive of story recs, I stumbled on another story of mine that was pimped last year and I didn’t even know it!
I wrote A Guy with Skills in response to a weekly one-shot challenge, and later was handed the baton to post the challenges myself, which I did happily for 5 years on The Sookieverse. I wrote quite a few stories based on the challenges, but I’m most proud of inspiring many other fanfiction writers to write, especially new writers. The challenges are still there for all to use and enjoy, so have at it!
Check out Drop Dead Gorgeous on Kindle for just 99 cents September 1-8 on Amazon! It’s also on sale in the UK.
For those who aren’t familiar with my book, here’s what it’s all about …
Derek Randall had a perfect life as an L.A. supermodel falling in love with Clara Devereux, his dream girl. But when he’s murdered and becomes a vampire, his world is turned upside down by his evil maker, Madeline. He struggles with his new existence, finds help from his nest of brothers, and goes to Clara. They renew their love and hatch a plan that will get him back in the spotlight, but it’s a dangerous game, and as Madeline circles closer, Derek has to choose: his life or Clara’s.
I’m honored and tickled pink to see the cover of Drop Dead Gorgeous plastered onto a horse’s rump for all to see.
Thank you to North Carolina artist, Kim Attwooll, for Rudy the well-read horse, which is part of The Art of the Horse, a community arts project and fundraiser orchestrated by Our Carolina Foothills, a nonprofit organized to educate the public about the small towns of the Carolina Foothills.
Kim is one of only 12 artists chosen to decorate one of the 15 fiberglass horses which will all be auctioned off on August 19 at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in North Carolina.
Kim’s choice in designing her horse was to honor the rich literary history of the Carolina Foothills by covering Rudy with book covers of works by local authors.
I’m proud to say I lived in the dreamy little town of Tryon, North Carolina, when Drop Dead Gorgeous was published. Kim also used the cover of The Complete Tryon Diary by Susan McNabb (my serious grown-up name), a collection of newspaper columns published in the Tryon Daily Bulletin.
Celebrate all week with a romantic kindle special! Drop Dead Gorgeous is only 99 cents now through Feb. 21. It’s also on sale in the UK.
This is what ysar at Fic Central has to say about Drop Dead Gorgeous:
“There’s love, lust, angst, danger, and heartbreaking sacrifice amidst Los Angeles modeling scene, and it makes for an incredibly fun ride!”
The North Carolina Writers’ Network is buzzing about The Complete Tryon Diary, written by yours truly!
In case you were wondering what I do to when I’m not sitting around thinking up ways to get bitten, I was a newspaper columnist in the tiny town of Tryon, NC, in 2014 and 2015, and I published a year of my columns in The Complete Tryon Diary. The weekly column chronicled my adjustment to small-town life after living in Los Angeles for nearly three decades.
Here’s a review:
“I was so happy when Susan McNabb released this complete edition of her wonderful Tryon Diary. As a busy person, I love that I can pick up this book when I have five minutes to read. After each column, I feel inspired to look around and enjoy the town I’m living in. Sometimes we need a little push to explore our own backyards!”