Susan Haught

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Susan Haught writes emotionally powerful stories of family, friendship, and the healing power of love. A multi award-winning novelist and Australian black liquorice connoisseur, Susan believes Love is Ageless and has the power to change lives--one step, one touch, one kiss at a time.

Susan is the author of the Award-winning Whisper of the Pines series—A Promise of Fireflies, A Thousand Butterfly Wishes, The Other Side of Broken, Outside the Lines, and Christmas Under the Tuscan Stars. Books 1-3 in the series have won numerous awards for outstanding fiction in Romance and/or Women’s Fiction. In the Shadow of Fate, the companion book to A Promise of Fireflies, is an Amazon #1 bestseller in multiple poetry categories.

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Susan Haught Hi, Susan--
This is an interesting question, one I've tossed about many times.

When I was in elementary school it seemed every year my teacher wanted u…more
Hi, Susan--
This is an interesting question, one I've tossed about many times.

When I was in elementary school it seemed every year my teacher wanted us to write a story about our summer vacation. Lots of kids had interesting vacations to tell about--their trip to summer camp, days spent at the lake or on a beach. But mine were always boring. What kid wants to hear about roller skating around the block? So I started making things up, or greatly exaggerating the things I did. And lo and behold, my stories were always read out loud to the class. Not by me (oh, the horror!) but read by the teacher with all the inflections and oohs and aaahs in the right places. Sweet--as long as I didn't have to read them to the class.

I knew at a young age I could tell stories, but it wasn't until I was in my 20's that I was published. A wrote a short story that was accepted by Focus on the Family's very new children's magazine. I still have the edition and since it was a brand new magazine, it's very different from what they publish today.

When my son left for college, I found myself with a lot more free time even though I still worked a day job. I woke up one night with a vivid scene in my head complete with characters already formed and "talking" to me. Oh boy. Thought I was losing my mind! But the scene wouldn't leave my head, and actually kept growing and changing, and I knew I had to write it down. That's when I knew I wanted to write a book.

It took an entire year to write my first book, and another five after that to learn the craft, (the manuscript was a train wreck!) and another two after that to rewrite what I'd written. Not the most efficient way to plot your writing life!

So, to honestly answer your question, I don't think I chose to write--I think writing chose me. May have had to conk me in the head to realize it, but it finally got my attention. I think if it's in your blood, it will find a way to come out one way or the other.

Thank you so much for your question, Susan. It was nice hearing from you! Take care and God bless.

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Susan Haught Hi, Valerie--
Thank you so much for reaching out to me as I love hearing from readers. It makes my heart happy you enjoyed The Other Side of Broken, an…more
Hi, Valerie--
Thank you so much for reaching out to me as I love hearing from readers. It makes my heart happy you enjoyed The Other Side of Broken, and I too, believe Shep deserves his own story, and yes, I will be writing his story to be released in the spring of 2021. Tentative title is On Wings of Dragonflies.

Right now, I'm working on a novella that will be a prequel to the series and offered for free to my email subscribers (you can sign up on my website at www.susanhaught.com), and I plan to release it this fall. Shep also appears briefly in Christmas Under the Tuscan Stars, Book 5 (the sequel to A Promise of Fireflies) and you get to know him a little better. He's a keeper!

I'm so glad you love Ambrose as much as I do. He's enigmatic, wise, and a bit mysterious, and one of my favorite parts to write. His story will be the final one in the series after Shep's. You'll find out what happens to him and a nice twist, and has something to do with A Thousand Butterfly Wishes in case you haven't read that one.

Thank you so much for your kind words--it makes my heart happy you enjoy my work. It's readers like you who keep me plugging along, turning out stories that are dear to my heart.

Thanks again,
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“I walked a mile with Pleasure;
She chatted all the way;
But left me none the wiser
For all she had to say.

I walked a mile with Sorrow;
And ne’er a word said she;
But, oh! The things I learned from her,
When Sorrow walked with me.”
Robert Browning Hamilton

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“I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.”
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“It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
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“We accept the love we think we deserve.”
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“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”
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