Black Chuck by Regan McDonell Psycho. Sick. Dangerous. Réal Dufresne's reputation precedes him. When the mangled body of his best friend, Shaun, turns up in a field just east of town, tough-as-hell Réal blames himself. But except for the nightmares, all Ré remembers is beating the living crap out of Shaun the night of his… Continue reading Book Review: Black Chuck by Regan McDonell
Impossible by Jocelyn Shipley Seventeen-year-old Jemma's older brother took her in when she needed to get away from her abusive ex-boyfriend, Razor. All Jemma wants now is to be a good mom to her baby daughter, Violet. But one night she needs to go out, just for a few minutes, to get diapers and ice… Continue reading Book Review: Impossible by Jocelyn Shipley
Do you write middle grade, young adult or new adult novels? Writing for these audiences is very different than writing for adults. A lot of people believe it's easier to write for kids -- oh, if they only knew. . . Clear, clean, concise writing; convincing dialogue; and telling a story without preaching a message… Continue reading Don’t Get Shelved!
This website is under construction. It is the website for young adult and middle grade author, Suzanne Goulden. I am currently working on a middle grade fantasy novel set in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada. I previously wrote under pen name Suzanne Costigan. Under that name my first novel was published -- Empty Cup,… Continue reading A name change…
Here's a rather extended writer’s prompt: Bob's Road My truck bumps it’s way down “Bob’s Road.” I know Gabby's scared. Her gaze darts around – out the windshield, the passenger window, the driver’s window – repeat. It's all I can do to stifle my grin. My “cheesy-ass grin” she calls it. She’d know something's up… Continue reading Bob’s Road (a zombie story)
Did you like the last book you read? Maybe you told your friends about it. Word of mouth advertising is the best sales tool around. When you read a book you like, consider leaving a rating and review of it on , Amazon.com, GoodReads or Amazon.ca and 49th Shelf (for Canadian books). Maybe you’re thinking,… Continue reading Did you like the last book you read?
I love to sit around the fire pit with my family. So cozy. We had a great time camping near Gimli, Manitoba this summer. ~~~~~~~~~ Crackling campfire. Gooey s’mores. Sticky laughter.