Susan Breen

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Susan Breen I force myself to put something on the page. It might be awful. It probably is awful, but it's less awful than a blank page.
Susan Breen Thank you for asking, Barbara! One of the things I love about mysteries is that they are usually about people trying to make sense of their lives.…moreThank you for asking, Barbara! One of the things I love about mysteries is that they are usually about people trying to make sense of their lives. What are the rules and what happens when the rules are broken? I was drawn to writing about a woman struggling to understand her own life who becomes a detective when one of her Sunday School students, now a grown man, is accused of murder. She knows he didn't do it, but in order to figure out who did it, she has to examine her little village more closely. She also has to figure out what sort of person she's become. It took me about a year to write. (less)
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June is going to be a busy month for me because Maggie Dove is released on June 14, 2016. To celebrate that, my publisher has arranged for an on-line book tour. The sites are listed below. Please check them out. They look fabulous!

June 13: Community Bookstop http://communitybookstop.blogspot.com/
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The Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwards
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This book was such a treat. It tells the story of all those wonderful authors (Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, Ngaio Marsh & many others) who were members of the Detection Club and wrote during the period between the World Wars. The details are ...more
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The Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard
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There's something so deceptively simple about this book that you don't realize how graceful and beautiful it is until you're a few pages in and then it grabs you. Plus there is an incredible tornado scene.
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The Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard
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There's something so deceptively simple about this book that you don't realize how graceful and beautiful it is until you're a few pages in and then it grabs you. Plus there is an incredible tornado scene.
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The Key to Rebecca by Ken Follett
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Not quite sure what I was doing in 1981, which was when this book came out and everyone in the world (at that time) seems to have read it. But I just read it for the first time and what an experience. Talk about fast-paced. Plus, I'm fascinated by Eg ...more
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A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
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This has got to be the perfect book club book. The setting is fascinating, the situation intriguing. The painting is one that has haunted me since I was a girl. We had so much to talk about!
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A Pocketful of Rye by Agatha Christie
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This is one of my favorites. Although I've ready it countless time, the ending always give me shivers. And I do love Miss Marple, even though she doesn't have a huge role.
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World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters
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Got home from work at 11:45 last night and stayed up until 1 a.m. to finish reading this book, so I guess you could say it's compelling. So moving, thought-provoking and heart-stopping. Loved it.
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Countdown City by Ben H. Winters
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Why on earth I decided to read this before going to bed I don't know. But it's so moving and compelling and Henry Palace is a fabulous protagonist. Plus I love his name.
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See What I Have Done by Sarah  Schmidt
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Beautifully written account of the Lizzie Borden case. Really creepy. Atmospheric. Lots of mutton soup.
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“She had been trying to be honest with him, thinking her honesty would be winsome and that he would come to rescue her family, forgetting what she later learned as a writer: that to be honest is to open yourself up to people thinking you're crazy.”
Susan Breen, The Fiction Class

“Her descriptions will be incandescent, perfect little nuggets of phraseology, and there will probably be lots of sex in her writing - the clinical type of sex with labias and clitorises and tongues going everywhere.”
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“It was almost 3:00. Two hours until dinner and six hours until bed. Not that she was regimented. “It’s too much, isn’t it? I knew I shouldn’t ask.” “Hold on,” Maggie said. “It’s just I was surprised.” “You’ll do it, then,” Helen Blake gushed. “Would you really? That would be such a help. I would owe you for the rest of my life.”
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Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Susan and thanks for adding me to your Goodreads list. If you have time, I'd love for you to visit my web site, www.jeanniebarber.com. I'm a novice writer so feel free to make any kind of suggestions, ideas or thoughts to correct it. I’m co-authoring a novel with Patty Wiseman, another friend on Goodreads. We’ve known each other for over 30 years. While you're there, please sign the guestbook, too! There’s also a link to our book you can click on…clairkelley@synthasite.com. This site is brand new and in the editing stage as is our story. Please visit it as well. We’re both very green, but we’ve met so many people on this site willing to reach out and offer advice or a guiding hand, we feel very blessed.
Thanks,
Jeannie



Daniel
Susan, I've added your book The Fiction Class to my to-read list.


Michele thanks for the ad susan Looking forward in talking with you soon. Michele Marchetti
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