Well, it's the last Tuesday of April and for many, spring is still wishful thinking. The weather here in SWLA is chilly evenings/mornings and beautiful, warm days. I'm good with that, LOL!
Today's guest has visited before but it has been a while, so please welcome Susan Coryell back as she shares something she treasures with us.....
At this stage of life, the quotation fits my persona perfectly:
I live in a charming cottage on a lovely lake—just what I always wanted.
I have a big extended family, every one of them most definitely wanted, especially the seven grand- children.
I am blessed with a wide and diverse circle of friends in my neighborhood and church who are always ready to go places and do things I have always wanted to be involved in and with.
As a full-time working mother with many responsibilities, I looked forward to a time to rest, reflect and write; now that I have retired after thirty years of classroom teaching, I cherish those minutes and hours of “free” time. This is something for which every writer yearns.
Over the last five years I have had the time and energy to write and publish four novels. The Overhome Trilogy is a Southern Gothic/cozy mystery with contemporary characters set in Southern Virginia against a rich history background: A Red, Red Rose; Beneath the Stones; Nobody Knows.
Just released March, 2018 is A Murder of Principle, inspired by my many years as an educator.
All of my books are published by The Wild Rose Press and are available at all on-line bookstores in both e-book and print.
Yes, I want exactly what I have. My life is full and fulfilled and I consider each day a treasure.
Oh wow, Susan what a lovely list and testimony to the power of unwavering faith and perseverance! Tell us a little about your new book, A Murder of Principle.
Teachers, other administrators, students, parents, and the community at large increasingly react to the tremors shaking Harding High as Principal Wendy Storme churns a destructive path through their traditions, values, and protocol. Everyone associated with Harding has a valid motive for murder.
Determined to save her school and friends, English department chair, Rose Lane, and her rookie sidekick, intern Penny Bright, vow to move the hurricane-force Storme out of Harding for good…except somebody beats them to it with the decisiveness of murder.
A career educator, Susan Coryell has taught students from 7th grade through college-level. She earned a BA degree in English from Carson-Newman College and a Masters from George Mason University. She is listed in several different volumes of Who’s Who in Education and Who’s Who in Teaching. Coryell belongs to Author’s Guild, Virginia Writers, and Lake Writers. She loves to talk with budding writers at schools, writers’ conferences and workshops. Her young adult anti-bully novel EAGLEBAIT is in its third edition for print and e-book, updated with cyber-bullying. EAGLEBAIT won the NY Public Library's "Books for the Teen Age," and the International Reading Association's "Young Adult Choice."
A RED, RED ROSE, first in a cozy mystery/Southern Gothic series, was nominated for a literary award with the Library of Virginia. BENEATH THE STONES, the sequel, was released in April of 2015. NOBODY KNOWS, the final novel in the Overhome Trilogy was published October, 2016. All three volumes of the Trilogy were published by The Wild Rose Press (NY).
The author has long been interested in concerns about culture and society in the South, where hard-felt, long-held feelings battle with modern ideas. The ghosts slipped in, to her surprise.
Also published by TWRP, A MURDER OF PRINCIPLE released March 12, 2018 and is available at Amazon.
All novels are available at Amazon, B&N and all on-line bookstores.
When not writing, Ms. Coryell enjoys boating, kayaking, golf and yoga. She and her husband, Ned, love to travel, especially when any of their seven grandchildren are involved.
Find out more by visiting Susan's Website, Blog, Facebook, Amazon Page and connecting with her on Twitter @SCoryellAuthor.
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Until next time take care and God Bless.