Please introduce yourself and your book(s)
Hi. I’m Susan Griscom, and I write primarily contemporary and paranormal romance. I began my writing career out of boredom after I retired in my 50s. My mind seemed to be crying out for something that required more thinking than quilting, gardening, and reading. I still like to do all those things. I have 21 romance books published. A fun and romantic vampire series who are rock stars, a contemporary series of brothers and the women they love. A few stand-alone novels in both the contemporary and paranormal genres. I also have an Urban Fantasy Romance series.
Tell us about the characters and relationships in your stories
My character’s emotions and personalities come from inside me. They are all a part of me since I create them. The heroes in my stories are always protectors of the women they love beyond reason. Likewise, the heroine will do almost anything for the man she’s fallen in love with. There is always a love story and some threat that keeps them apart or pulls them closer together.
What lessons could readers learn about real-world relationships from your novel(s)?
In real life, tragedy or heartbreak can either break us or make us stronger. I like to think on the positive side and hope that we can all learn and grow spiritually with each obstacle that we endure. In my Beaumont Brothers series, I’ve written about real-life situations such as domestic violence and other social issues. Everyone deals with situations differently. I write from my heart and how I would deal with those situations. They may not be the correct way or the way someone else would react, but I believe for myself, that leaving a bad situation would be the best option for me, even if it meant starting over with nothing.
What real-life relationship experiences, observations or insights have influenced your writing?
I’ve been married now (second time) for 17 years to a wonderful man. I’ve been married twice, so I understand the heartbreak that comes with a failed relationship. I’ve had to learn to snap out of a bad situation and deal with some of the crap and heartaches that life throws at us. I also understand the joys and the hard work that goes into a good and loving relationship.
Are there any relationship themes or topics you want to cover in future releases?
I love my vampire and witch stories and have another one that I’m currently working on, but I think I might be concentrating on some contemporary romances for the next year or so. Mainly themed around beaches or lake resorts. That’s where I love to be, so why not write about it?