Thursday, February 13, 2014

Would You Rather with Susan Buchanan

Please welcome Susan Buchanan, author of The Dating Game, Sign of the Times, and The Christmas Spirit .

About Susan:

Susan Buchanan lives in Central Scotland with her partner, Tony and baby daughter, Antonia. She is the author of three novels in the contemporary fiction and chicklit genres. Her fourth novel, What If, is expected to be released summer 2014.

Connect with Susan:
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Would You Rather... with Susan Buchanan

Chips, chocolate or cheese? 

It’s got to be chocolate, although chips and cheese is a known wonder combination where I am from, particularly as you leave the nightclub!  Classy!

Bridget Jones, Becky Bloomwood or Carrie Bradshaw? 

Definitely Bridget! We have been compared many times, albeit I am a non-smoker!

Wine, beer or vodka? 

Wine and it’s got to be Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. I’m not fussy...

Camping or spa vacation?

I’ve done both, but as mum to a 10-month-old baby , right now a spa vacation sounds wonderful!

Water or Mountains?

Difficult one. I love the mountains in Scotland, but I used to live near the sea. OK, mountains. 

Zombies or Vampires?

Not taken with either to be honest, but vampires wins (Lost Boys, Twilight) over zombies, which I can’t stand and give me nightmares!

Dogs or Cats?

Dogs. Until recently I was terrified of cats, so much so I have jumped up on a chair whilst at a dinner party when one brushed up against my leg - in Egypt!

Coke or Pepsi?


Coffee or tea?

Hmm, it’s got to be coffee, although  these days I am mainly drinking decaff latte.

Dine out or take away?

Dine out - I love eating out - Italian and Scottish traditional restaurants (usually fish-oriented) are my favourites.

High heels, sneakers or flip flops

Oh God, no way to high heels - I am rubbish. Sneakers all the way. 

Physical book or ebook?

Difficult one - depends on the circumstances. I like to read my Kindle in bed and when I am eating, as I don’t have to keep the pages open with a coaster and there’s no constant balancing act to juggle. But you can’t replicate the smell of a real book, nor how great the cover is!

Paperback or Hardcover?

Hardcover if I can’t wait, but they’re a nightmare to read in bed!

Pen or Pencil?

Pen, in fact, laptop - my writing is terrible!

Mad Men, Downton Abbey or Breaking Bad

You may have to be sitting down for this, but I’ve never seen Mad Men or Breaking Bad, although I’ve heard of them. AND, I would never have seen any of Downton Abbey if it wasn’t for the fact an Austrian friend who was crazy about it, came to stay with me when I was pregnant and made me sit through 4 episodes! That said, I quite enjoyed them, although I haven’t watched any more!

Drama or Comedy?

Difficult again - drama I suppose - especially crime, forensic science and legal.

Twilight or Hunger Games? 

Haven’t read/seen Hunger Games, although I’ve heard good things about it. I did like Twilight, though.

Lipstick, lipgloss or chapstick? 

Chapstick. Hate lipgloss and rarely (ie twice every five years) wear lipstick, under duress.

Facebook or Twitter


Plot your entire novel or fly by the seat of your pants? 

Plot most of my novel, about 80% and fly by the seat of my pants the rest of the time!

The Dating Game

Workaholic recruitment consultant, Gill McFadden, is sick of her friends trying to match-make for her. Up until now her love life has been a disaster and she’s going through a drier spell than the Sahara desert. 
She realises she has to act, as work keeps piling up and at this rate she will have retired before she has time for a relationship.
Seeing an ad on a bus one day, she decides to visit Happy Ever After dating agency. She quickly discovers men are like buses. They all come along at once. Unsure what her type is, Gill decides to keep her options open. Soon she has problems juggling her social life as well as her work diary. Will she ever strike the right balance?
Before long she is experiencing laughs, lust and… could it be love? But like everything in Gill’s life, nothing is straightforward and she ends up wondering exactly who she can trust.

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  1. thanks Isabella and thanks Lydia for featuring me on Novel Escapes. The interview was really fun, Sooz

  2. Thanks for participating! We loved having you!

  3. I agree with Sooz - wine over beer - although, mine would have to be an Argentinian Malbec!



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