Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have been writing since I could hold a pencil, just haven’t had the opportunity to publish much. I have primarily written short films and feature films but am now going back to long form fiction. I have also written and drawn my first graphic novel (“Wraith of Love”) which will be a three volume series.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
“Shadow of the Knight” was inspired by a friend confessing to me one night that she would walk down dark alleys at night and hoped that Batman would come and rescue her. She was serious. Scared me a little but I’ve also never forgotten that conversation.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Only that my weird cat, Indiana Jones, likes to get in the way and be as distracting as possible.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Jim Butcher is a huge influence, as is Chelsea Cain, Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Ed Brubaker.
What are you working on now?
Working on three projects right now – the second issue of my graphic novel, adapting a screenplay into a novel with artwork, and writing a self-discovery book about my year-long adventure in China and how it helped me get myself together.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Still figuring that out.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Quit reading about doing it and just do it. Write. It may suck but don’t let that stop you. Write more. Write again. Get unbiased friends who are willing to give you harsh criticism to read your book, take their notes, and write more.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Just write. Get out of your head and write.
What are you reading now?
Finishing Chelsea Cain’s series. Reading batches of comic books for inspiration.
What’s next for you as a writer?
What’s next is to finish the three projects I’m working on and get them out into the world. Get busy at comic book conventions selling my comic books and my novels.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
“The Tao of Pooh”. Something by Jim Butcher. An art coffee table book.
Author Websites and Profiles
Susan Lee Website