Big Purple Undies. That’s a fine way to start an interview with Suzanne Kelman, a writer of books and screenplays, who walked the Red Carpet at Cannes, and who is also memorable for her laugh.
Suzanne’s writing career entered its most recent era when she moved to the island more than a decade ago. She’s gregarious and funny, which is why folks can be distracted enough to miss her large collection of books and screenplays.
One of her earlier works was “Big Purple Undies” a story that became a performance that she showed around the US, as well as on Whidbey. That makes her a performer, too.
Her more recent list of historical novels describe life during World War II. Her productivity continues. As she points out in the interview, she continues to write, has recently completed another for publication, and already has the next one lined up.
As it says on her Amazon Author Page;
“Suzanne Kelman is an Amazon international bestselling author in America, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia and her books have sold over 250,000 copies worldwide and have been translated into six languages.”
She’s been busy.
Another favorite title is “The Rejected Writers’ Book Club”, the first book in the Southlea Bay series. A great title, and proof that she can handle several genres.
Writers might find it useful to listen to how she found training, resources, as well as her process.
Adding to the rest, she also had a podcast, “Blondie and the Brit”. She’s the Brit.
Listen in for stories, laughter, and a splash of reality. We’re back to remote interviews for our podcast (in-person was short lived, alas), so please pardon the inevitable connectivity issues.
Writing on Whidbey Island (WOWI) episode 27 – Suzanne Kelman, writer of novels and screenplays
Her main site – http://suzannekelmanauthor.blogspot.com/
Her blog – https://www.blondieandbrit.com/
Her Amazon Author Page – https://www.amazon.com/Suzanne-Kelman/e/B00JH1V3HW