Thursday, April 16, 2015

Susan M Boyer Stranded on a Desert Island

Please welcome Susan M Boyer, author of Lowcountry Boneyard, as she tackles our Desert Island Interview!

About Susan:

Susan M. Boyer has been making up stories her whole life. She tags along with her husband on business trips whenever she can because hotels are great places to write: fresh coffee all day and cookies at 4 p.m. They have a home in Greenville, SC, which they occasionally visit.

Susan’s debut novel, LOWCOUNTRY BOIL (a Liz Talbot Mystery) is an Agatha Award winner for Best First Novel, a 2012 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense recipient, a Macavity nominee, and a 2012 RWA Golden Heart® finalist. Lowcountry Bombshell (Liz Talbot Mystery #2) was released September 3, 2013. LOWCOUNTRY BONEYARD will be released in April 2015.

Susan’s short fiction has appeared in moonShine Review, Spinetingler Magazine, and Relief Journal, among others.

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Susan M Boyer Stranded on a Desert Island

If you could only have one book with you, what would it be? 

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner. No, wait…One Door Away From Heaven, by Dean Koontz. Or Georgia Bottoms, by Mark Childress. This is a big decision. Probably if I were stranded for any length of time I’d want my Bible with me.

What one luxury item would you want to be stranded with? 

 Well, now see, that depends on your definition of “luxury item.” I consider pinot noir a necessity, so I’ll say my memory foam bed, with all my pillows and lots of mosquito netting.

What is the one practical item you would want to have with you to use? 

   A corkscrew.

Would you enjoy the solitude, even briefly, or would it drive you crazy? 

I don’t think I would enjoy it, as I would be too concerned about being rescued. I love natural beauty, but best enjoy it from a patio or deck overlooking said natural beauty. I’m not a camper unless we’re in an Airstream trailer. To enjoy solitude, I’d love a cottage on a remote stretch of beach with no internet access, but with a town an hour away, and a car with a full tank of gas.
If you could be stranded with one other person, who would you want it to be? 

 No doubts on this one—my husband, Jim. Him I couldn’t do without.

What modern technology would you miss the most? 

   My iTunes library and something to listen to it on.

What food or beverage would you miss the most? 

  Provided we had fresh, clean water, definitely pinot noir.

How many days do you think you would cope without rescue? 

  Maybe two.

What is the first thing you would do when rescued? 

    Take a long bubble bath.

What would be your first Tweet or Facebook update upon your return? 

  God Bless the U.S. Coast Guard!

Lowcountry Boneyard

Where is Kent Heyward? The twenty-three-year-old heiress from one of Charleston’s oldest families vanished a month ago. When her father hires private investigator Liz Talbot, Liz suspects the most difficult part of her job will be convincing the patriarch his daughter tired of his overbearing nature and left town. That’s what the Charleston Police Department believes.
But behind the garden walls South of Broad, family secrets pop up like weeds in the azaleas. The neighbors recollect violent arguments between Rivers and her parents. Eccentric twin uncles and a gaggle of cousins covet the family fortune. And the lingering spirit of a Civil-War-era debutante may know something if Colleen, Liz’s dead best friend, can get her to talk.
Liz juggles her case, the partner she’s in love with, and the family she adores. But the closer she gets to what has become of Rivers, the closer Liz dances to her own grave.

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