To all of my valued readers, I wish you a Happy New Year! Every one of you is appreciated and I hope all good things for you this year. Thank you for following along my writing journey. Here's a toast to 2019! *************************** I start thinking about my next year's commitments in November, so by… Continue reading Cheers to 2019
Wishing every one of you a safe and happy holiday season! Sip some peppermint hot chocolate and soak in the holiday spirit.
Where I Belong by Tara White This moving novel of self-discovery and redemption takes place during the Oka Crisis of the summer of 1990. Having been adopted as an infant, Carrie has always felt out of place—and recurring dreams keep warning that someone close to her will be badly hurt. When she finds out that… Continue reading Book Review: Where I Belong by Tara White
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate Winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller, this stirring and unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendship. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated novel is told from the… Continue reading Book Review: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Since You've Been Gone by Mary Jennifer Payne Fifteen-year-old Edie Fraser searches for her mother, who has gone missing shortly after the two moved to London, England, to escape Edie’s abusive father. Is it possible to outrun your past? Fifteen-year-old Edie Fraser and her mother, Sydney, have been trying to do just that for five… Continue reading Book Review: Since You’ve Been Gone by Mary Jennifer Payne
Blood Brothers by Colleen Nelson Fifteen-year-old Jakub Kaminsky is the son of Polish immigrants, a good Catholic boy, and a graffiti artist. While his father sleeps, Jakub and his best friend, Lincoln, sneak out with spray paint to make their mark as Morf and Skar. When Jakub gets a scholarship to an elite private school,… Continue reading Book Review: Blood Brothers by Colleen Nelson
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
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…
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.