I love "Pay it Forward." It's such a great concept for every part of life. Today I'm paying it forward as part of a contest being held on Shelli Johannes's blog. I'm excited for the opportunity (for both taking part in the contest AND being able to honor someone special), so let's get right to it.
GotYA, or from her own blog and website, or maybe you've seen her around Absolute Write. In any case, if you've come into contact with her, you'll know she's a gem of a person.
She's got what it takes as a writer, no question about that. She's represented by Julia Churchill of Greenhouse Literary, and her debut novel THE OTHER LIFE will be published by Usborne UK in Spring 2012 as well as Marshall Cavendish in Fall 2012. Back before she was agented, I read an excerpt of her novel in a contest and was immediately drawn to the story. I can't wait to get the book and read the whole thing!
And just as a side note, she and her husband just celebrated their 9th year of marriage. Congratulations!
With everything Susanne's got going on, you'd think her plate was too full to take on another project. Yet when I started looking for beta readers for my current manuscript, the wonderful Susanne stepped forward. She's a magnificent beta reader, and with the experience she has as an agented and soon-to-be-published writer I'm very confident taking her advice. I feel very lucky to have her helping me out.
Thank you, Susanne, for being so awesome!