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Susan Dennard

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I am a writer, reader, lover of animals, and eater of cookies. I used to be a marine biologist, but now I write novels. And not novels about fish either, but novels about kick-butt heroines and swoon-worthy rogues (I really like swoon-worthy rogues).

I live in the Midwest with my husband and two dogs (Asimov and Princess Leia), and you can learn more about my crazy thoughts and crippling cookie-addiction on my blog or twitter.

My debut, SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY is now available from HarperTeen along with the prequel, A DAWN MOST WICKED, and the sequel A DARKNESS STRANGE & LOVELY.

Look for STRANGE & EVER AFTER in summer 2014 and TRUTHWITCH in fall 2015!

Note: I am on Goodreads to READ. So, if you want to discuss books and the joys of...more


Romance2As I mentioned in the first blog in this series, romance is all about characters growing.


More specifically, romance springs from acharacter overcoming a fatal flaw.A character’s fatal flaw is her (or his) largest weakness. It is what holds your character back and keeps her from achieving her goals.


For example, in E.M. Forster’s A Room With a View, Lucy Honeychurch is meek, easily persuaded, and...

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“Miss Fitt, you know curiosity gets men killed."
I grinned. "Then I daresay it's good I'm a woman.”
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The 2nd annual Nothing but Reading Challenges' Best 'DRESS'ed Cover Poll. (2012 edition.)

Help us pick out the best DRESSed cover of 2012. If you don't see one of your favorites please feel free to add it. Just make sure you add it to the right dress category and that the cover came out in 2012. We have six categories:

- Red Click here to get to the Poll.
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- Yellow/Gold/Orange Click here to get to the Poll.

Each category has it's own poll and we'll pick the top 3 from each to go in a finally poll to determine which cover had the most beautiful dress. Enjoy!

The colors for this round are Black and other Miscellaneous colors:

 
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message 23: by G.K.

G.K. Moore Hi Susan, thanks for the add! :)


message 22: by Eugenia

Eugenia Thank you for accepting my friend request :)
Looking forward to reading and discovering more of your work.

Best wishes for more books in the future,
Genie


message 21: by Mechele

Mechele Hi Susan,
Thanks for the add :)


message 20: by Diane

Diane Haiar Thank you for adding me! Something Strange and deadly is soo good so far and daniel is so enticing! I cant wait to read the next book!:)


message 19: by Lily

Lily Hi Susan, I just wanted to say I read your book I though it was Awesome. I can't wait to read the next one.


message 18: by Lily

Lily Thank you for adding me I can't wait to read your book. My next book store trip and I am going to buy it. :)


message 17: by Susan

Susan Crystal wrote: "I just bought your book today at the book store and am SO excited to read it can't wait to get started on it!"

Oh, how cool!! I hope you enjoy it! :D And thanks for the message!


Crystal I just bought your book today at the book store and am SO excited to read it can't wait to get started on it!


message 15: by Katie

Katie hey is something strange and deadly will it be on amazon for the kindle after its release for free sometime?


message 14: by Graeme

Graeme Stokes Hi Susan, Thank you for your kind friendship.


message 13: by Susan

Susan Annmarie wrote: "Thank you for the friendship."

Absolutely!!! :D


Annmarie Ager Thank you for the friendship.


message 11: by Susan

Susan Jared wrote: "Hello Ms Susan :D Thanks for accepting my add! and Your book is so cool! I can't wait to read them."

Thank YOU, Jared!! I'm so happy you want to read my book. :D


message 10: by Jared

Jared Deocareza Hello Ms Susan :D Thanks for accepting my add! and Your book is so cool! I can't wait to read them.


message 9: by Susan

Susan Georges wrote: "....Hi SUSAN...thank you for you friendship!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...Happy happy reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Happy happy reading to you too!! :D


Raihana Haha you welcome :) I just couldn't wait to tell you how much I'm excited to read the book but July seems like a reeeeeally long time but I guess it will be worth the wait<3 :D


message 7: by Susan

Susan Raihana wrote: "Hey Susan,

I can't wait to read your YA book!!! It sounds AMAZING!!!!<3

~Raihana"


Oh, thank you SO much, Raihana! 1) I'm incredibly flattered you'd say that, and 2) I'm REALLY flattered you'd take the time to write me on Goodreads. <3 <3 Thank you!!!


Raihana Hey Susan,

I can't wait to read your YA book!!! It sounds AMAZING!!!!<3

~Raihana


message 5: by Susan

Susan Yep! The title now SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY. :) I'm doing a big announcement tomorrow on my blog.

THE SPIRIT-HUNTERS was always just a working title, and I've been working with HarperCollins for a few months now to find the perfect official title. :) Finally, we settled on SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY as both catchy and commercial.


message 4: by Kendall Anne (last edited May 13, 2011 10:18AM)

Kendall Anne HI Susan! Does your book, The Spirit Hunters, have a new name now, Something Strange and Deadly? Just wondering...I was confused! =)


Erica (daydreamer) Thanks for adding me as a friend! Your book looks really interesting!


message 2: by Susan

Susan Yeah, I saw that! Thanks!! I really appreciate you adding it. :D And, I hopehopehope you enjoy it!


Kathy (Kindle-aholic) The Spirit-Hunters looks like a lot of fun. It's on my list!


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