Orangeberry Summer Splash: God Loves You. -Chester Blue by Suzanne Anderson

Welcome back to Author Suzanne Anderson

I’ve done everything. Worked on Wall Street, taught overseas, travel extensively, and read voraciously. But the one thing I’ve always wanted to do was write. So, I’ve also recently published my first book, Mrs. Tuesday’s Departure. And now my second book, God Loves You. – Chester Blue has just been published.


If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
France: 1850 – 1950. Just think of what was accomplished in art and literature during that period. Amazing!
If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?
Leonardo Di Vinci
Jacques Cousteau

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
A big boat to get us off the island
A fully stocked kitchen and wine cabinet on the boat
An interesting companion to share the voyage

What is one book everyone should read?
The Bible. Whether you are religious or not, reading it and embracing its basic principles will make you a more gentle, happier, peaceful person.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
I hope that it will bring you pleasure and touch your heart.

If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world.. which would it be?
I’d love to try life in a Jane Austen novel, or a steamy historical romance.

What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you?
When you fail, you are given a choice: If you quit, you lose. If you continue on, you win. So, never give up.

How do you react to a bad review?
If the criticism is valid, I use it to improve my book or my work-in-progress. If someone takes the time to write a thoughtful review, even if it is negative, I believe it is valuable to an author.
If you were a bird, which one would you be?
An eagle. I admire their beauty and strength.

You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy?
A beachfront house on Friday Harbor, one of the most beautiful places in America. I currently live in the mountains, but I also love the ocean.
Which authors have influenced you most, how?
Hemingway’s descriptions are incredible. e.e. cummings is a wonderful romantic. Dr. Suess has a wonderfully joyful view of the world.

What do you do in your free time? 
Get lost in a good book. Or take my dogs to the off-leash dog trails. Both are wonderful ways to unwind.
Who or what inspired you to become an author?
The desire to create stories for others, which hopefully bring them the same joy I feel when I read a wonderful book. Does that make sense?
God Love You. -Chester Blue

What if when you most needed help,  a blue bear appeared with a note from God? One night, Miss Millie of Blossom, Ohio turns her face to the stars and asks God for help. The next day, a package arrives on her doorstep containing a blue teddy bear and a special note.  Over the course of a year, this remarkable blue bear travels across the country, showing up just when he’s needed most.    During his journey, Chester Blue helps a young girl trying to impress her big sisters; saves a sailor caught in a terrible storm; reunites two constantly fighting brothers; helps a cowboy become a rodeo clown; and aids a father and daughter in bonding after divorce.  If you ever needed a message from God, it’s here…

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