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SUSAN SLEEMAN is the bestselling author of over thirty-five novels with more than one million books sold. She writes romantic suspense novels that are clean with inspiring messages of faith. Readers love her series for the well-drawn characters and edge-of-your-seat action. She graduated from the FBI and local police citizen academies, so her research is spot-on and her characters are real.
In addition to writing, Susan also hosts TheSuspenseZone.com. She has lived in nine states but now calls Oregon home. Her husband is a retired church music director, and they have two beautiful daughters, a very special son-in-law, and an adorable grandson.
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Susan Sleeman Hi Stacey,
I am so glad you are liking the Cold Harbor series. Most of the situations my characters face are based on real life, though I take creativ…more
Hi Stacey,
I am so glad you are liking the Cold Harbor series. Most of the situations my characters face are based on real life, though I take creative license with them.

Researchers have hacked and taken control of cars. I watched videos of the hacked car's driver trying to control his car in the middle of heavy traffic. It was scary! Hacking into a hotel's network is something I came up with, but it wouldn't be difficult for a good hacker to do. I imagine it has even happened in the real world.

One thing everyone should know is if there is a computer - that includes things like smart phones, televisions, even refrigerators - it can be hacked. No computer or computer network is completely safe, and given time, a talented hacker can find his way around the security. In fact, I am beginning a new series where the WITSEC database is hacked and the hacker begins selling off the witness's personal information. This has not actually happened, but it is possible. It's all very scary, yet real!

I hope this answers your question and thank you for purchasing the Cold Harbor books!
Susan
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Susan Sleeman Great question, Kimberly! I started writing straight suspense as I didn't think I could write the romance aspect. But publishers weren't buying suspen…moreGreat question, Kimberly! I started writing straight suspense as I didn't think I could write the romance aspect. But publishers weren't buying suspense at the time so then I wrote cozy mysteries. In fact my first contract was for a cozy mystery called Nipped in the Bud. But alas, cozies weren't selling so Barbour quit publishing them. I then decided if I wanted to be published that I needed to learn to write romance as romantic suspense was selling. So I finally settled on romantic suspense. It's what I like to read and have loved to read for years. I'm so glad I put in the effort to learn the romance angle as I wouldn't want to be writing anything else!(less)
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Happy New Year. I’m excited to start the new year with a new giveaway. So this month’s giveaway grand prize is a $20 Amazon gift card and an e-book copy of COLD FEAR. Plus three runners up will also receive an e-book copy of my newest book COLD FEAR.

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Christine Hatfield Oh ok


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Susan Sleeman Thanks for your interest in my books, Christine! I'm always thrilled to hear from readers who enjoy inspirational and clean read books. How did you learn of my books? Could you please respond in a private message, as for some reason I am unable to locate this comment other than following the link notification sent in my email and I'm more apt to see a message than a comment. Thanks and happy reading.

Christine wrote: "Susan I was wondering if you can autograph one of your books and send it in the mail for me please"


Christine Hatfield Susan I was wondering if you can autograph one of your books and send it in the mail for me please


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


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