Empty Cup is Suzanne’s first novel.While she wrote it, Raven came alive in her mind. So alive, that there were several nights where she woke up to Raven screaming at her to write — which she did. As odd as this experience was, Suzanne would welcome it to happen again and again. The sleepless nights were worth it.
The story takes place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
The teens walk from the area where they live, Elmwood, to the Forks.
Photos of the walk from Elmwood to The Forks.
Many scenes take place at The Forks, Winnipeg’s prime tourist attraction.
This statue of Gandhi is where Raven, Lyla, Marissa and Troy meet up with a stoned Cole in Chapter 2. Raven feels a connection of peace with the statue and it plays a prominent part in the story.
The Gandhi Statue outside of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
The fireplace inside the skate changing area of the Forks Market building. Raven warms up here after a major turning point in the story.