Author Intview: Suzanne Selfors author of Mad Love

Welcome to Author Suzanne Selfors:


Suzanne Selfors lives on an island near Seattle where it rains all the time, which is why she tends to write about cloudy, moss-covered, green places.

She’s married, has two kids, and writes full time.

Her favorite writers are Kurt Vonnegut, Charles Dickens, and most especially, Roald Dahl.


If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
I’d love to see the future. I have great hopes for the human race getting its act together.

What is one book everyone should read?
It’s called A Little History of the World, by E.H Gombrich.

If you were a superhero what would your name be?
Can Eat Anything She Wants and Doesn’t Gain Weight Girl

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose?
Roald Dahl. He’s my favorite writer and I’d love a chance to sit in his writing hut and talk shop.

Night owl, or early bird?
Early bird

One food you would never eat?

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
Because you’ll be entertained.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
I’m currently writing my 4th teen novel, which will be published in 2012, if I can ever finish the darn thing. And in May this year, my next middle grade book, Smells Like Treasure, comes out.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
Meeting the readers. I just got a letter from a girl who’d read Mad Love and she said it really helped her because she’s been living with a bi-polar parent. I met a little girl who had read my mermaid book three times and said it was her favorite. Those are the moments that make all the hard work and rejection priceless. It’s an honor when someone invites your story into her life.

If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world.. which would it be?
I’d love to live in Narnia for a bit. Who wouldn’t want to meet Prince Caspian?

What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?
Anything by Roald Dahl, especially Matilda. I was big into the Crystal Cave series by Mary Stewart when I was a teen, and I also loved this trilogy called Gormenghast.

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?Write the first novel for yourself. Don’t worry about the market. Don’t try to figure out what’s trendy. Write what you love first and foremost and it will show on the page.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
London. I’m a total anglophile. I love all things BBC.

What is your favorite Quote?
All who wander are not lost.
I spent a lot of time wandering. I spent a lot of time dabbling in this and that. But in the end, it all adds up to a whopping lot of life experience.

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