Susan Roebuck and I are both published by Etopia Press. It's nice to get to know each other through an authors' group. They a picture says 1000 words, so we decided to swap blogs today and get out the photo albums. After you peek into Susan's life, hop on over to her website at www.susanroebuck.com. You can see my photo diary and follow Susan while you're there.
Photo: On my Wall
A Week in the Life of….Susan Roebuck
I’m a writer with two books published, and this post is about a “life in my week: First of all I’ll start off with a writerly picture. I’m not going to horrify you with the mess that’s called my office, instead I’ll be kind and just show you the corkboard that’s beside me as I type – it has all the notes I need for my new novel I’m writing.
Photo Lisbon, credit: www.morguefile.com
I live in Lisbon, Portugal, so most days I can see views like this one.
Photo unrest –unknown origin
The light and geometrical shapes in this city are an artist’s paradise.
I take a lot of interest in politics and am appalled (and worried) at the economic state Portugal’s got itself into and the country’s going through a lot of social unrest with many people suffering. Anyway, I thought this was apt for the moment.
photo: Firefighter – www.morguefile.com
My novels always have a common theme and my new one will reflect it too: social injustice. Perfect Score portrayed corruption in a pharmaceutical company in 1960s USA, as well as the prejudice against homosexuals. Hewhay Hall showed how unsung heroes are often not recognized for their courage and bravery. I think of them every day, especially firefighters (Hewhay Hall’s main character, Jude, is a firefighter) who are called out to face dangers at all hours.
photo: Fishermen, www.morguefile.com
My new novel will feature Portuguese fishermen...
photo:Alentejo, CC, 2.0
...in a setting just like this.This is a picture along the Alentejo coast
photo: Migas, CC, 2.0
This region is south of Lisbon – between the city and The Algarve. I’ll be visiting this area during my research and will definitely be trying out the Alentejo’s regional dishes, such as “Migas”. ( This dish is made up of pork belly and ribs, streaky bacon, garlic all fried together, garnished with orange segments and cooked with stale bread. Sounds awful probably but it’s not. It’s very filling though.
photo: festa, CC,2.0
One way I get inspiration is a good walk (and a way to walk-off the migas). If I’m down in the Alentejo, then this small village would be a peaceful place to wander through.
Thanks, Susan! Portugal looks beautiful.
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An unsung hero's destiny--Slater's house of horrors.
Fire-fighter Jude Elliott loses part of his leg trying to rescue a family held hostage during a terrorist attack. He journeys to mysterious Hewhey Hall, where it is told there are wondrous, magical cures. Little does Jude know that his destination is Slater The Prince of Envy's lair where demons reside and courageous souls are tormented... Can Jude escape Slater's house of horrors, or will he suffer for all of eternity?
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