Today’s focus is on The Witch on Twisted
Oak by Susan C. Muller. The novel is a paranormal romantic suspense.
Susan will be
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Muller is a fourth-generation Texan. She attended Stephen F. Austin State
University where she studied creative writing. She started her first novel at
age eleven, but it wasn’t until after she had worked many years and raised a
family that she returned to her first love, writing. Her novel, The Secrets on Forest Bend, has won
several awards. The Witch on Twisted Oak released
in August, 2013. Voodoo on Bayou Lafonte
will be available in 2014.
in Spring, Texas and has two children and four grandchildren.
writing, she can be found doing volunteer work at a local hospital. Her hobbies
include reading, traveling, snorkeling and taking long walks.
your current release.
Marquez. A powerful psychic is murdered. Secrets are revealed. An old enemy is
out for revenge. Ruben must use himself as bait to protect all he holds
dear—his family, his career, and the mysterious witch on Twisted Oak.
loved Detective Ruben Marquez, a secondary character from my novel, The Secrets on Forest Bend. I knew I
wanted to write his story, but didn’t have a plot until I attended a lecture
given by an agent of Homeland Security. He claimed that many of the smugglers
along the Texas/Mexico border were so superstitious that they consulted
psychics before leaving with their cargo. Later the psychics sold this
information to the border patrol. When researching this, I learned that many
psychics are witches. That’s when The
Witch on Twisted Oak was born.
back his chair and stomped across the room to the bank of elevators. He waited,
tapping his foot in frustration at the hour he was about to waste.
on the far elevator and he twisted in time to see a tall woman step out. Her
eyes and hair were as dark as his own, and her olive complexion glowed like
several people in the hall, she headed directly for him.
Reyna. Yolanda Garza’s . . . niece.”
Detective Ruben Marquez,” he said.
recognize you. You really haven’t changed much.”
mean by that? He’d never seen her before. He’d have remembered that face.
toward the squad room and beckoned to his partner. When he looped back toward
the woman, he did a double take. She faced away from him and her hair hung past
her shoulders in a black waterfall. The florescent lights that made most people
look sickly, reflected off the darkness like the full moon in a mirror.
déjà vu swept over him and was gone. Where had that come from?
exciting story are you working on next?
Ruben’s squad. Remy Steinberg must return to Louisiana to rescue his kidnapped
daughter and face the two things he fears most in the world; the swamp and the
ex-wife he never stopped loving.
won my first writing contest. When I sold my first book, I was sure of it.
your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find
time to write?
retired, so I can write whenever I want. This should make for a productive day,
but life seems to get in the way. I work best when I have a deadline.
know of any quirks, but I am short. I have to sit on a cushion when I use the
when you grew up?
a stand-up comedian, or a singer. If you ever heard me sing, you’d be thrilled
I took up writing.
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