Suzanne King is a very new Children’s Author based in Lincolnshire in the UK. Suzanne’s book “The Enchanted Beach Hut”, published by Crimson Cloak Publishing is her first book of fiction. Suzanne loves to read children’s books and The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe, Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang are just a few of her favourites. Suzanne has always enjoyed writing and has had numerous poems published in anthologies.
- Please describe your book, The Enchanted Beach Hut, in a single sentence.
The Enchanted Beach Hut is a fantasy story about a flying beach hut that can take you anywhere you want to go.
- Tell us a little about your life till now.
I live in a small Lincolnshire village with my husband and 2 children. I still have a day job, where I’ve been working for the last 26 years! Maybe The Enchanted Beach Hut could transport me to somewhere else.
- Why do you write? What’s the motivating factor for you?
I’m a dreamer and I like to write about my dreams.
- What are your thoughts on the publishing industry? Is publishing a book underrated or overrated?
Give me a year or so and I may answer this differently. I’m really enjoying it at the moment and job satisfaction is a big part of the writing industry. I guess it’s a sense of achievement. And I have to thank my publisher Crimson Cloak Publishing who are based in the USA, they have been brilliant and work so hard for all the authors.
- If you could go back in time and change one thing in your past, what would it be?
To learn to play several instruments.
- How would your family describe you?
An adorable eccentric.
- Do you have any advice for budding writers based on your own experiences?
….research, research, research! Know your target market before you start to write. Look at the books that are currently on the market and try to be original. Always check your word length, especially when writing for children and make sure your language is correct for the age group that you’re writing for – this is extremely important. Edit your work or you can ask a proof reader or copy editor to look through it. Hope this helps!
- What’s your motto in life?
Love life and love one another.
- Let’s get back to your book now. What was the hardest part of writing it?
I didn’t find any of it hard to write, I’m a pantser and don’t plot anything, I just go wherever my imagination takes me. Some people are plotters and some people are pantsers, however, there are pros and cons to each one.
- Who/what inspired you to write it?
It can be anything that inspires me to write. My mother recently met up with a friend after 50 years and I’ve asked them to write down everything they remember from being children and growing up together. This has given me an idea for a book, not sure when I’ll get round to writing it though.
- Lastly, do you have a special message for your readers all over the world? I would like to say thank you for reading my book and I hope you’ve enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.