Hello everyone! I’m thrilled to be here today, and am especially excited to introduce Love, Alabama, my second Tule novel. I write small town Southern romantic stories with lots of humor and family in the mix. Again, Alabama was released last June, and while the two stories share a common setting and family, they can read as be stand-alone books.
I grew up in a tiny town in northwest Louisiana where everybody knew my name and every dang thing I ever did. It’s like that in most rural areas, I suppose, but at the time I believed it to be a stifling existence. I read everything I could get my hands on, and when I outgrew Nancy Drew mysteries, I turned to Harlequin romances. Romance novels are still my escape and virtual adventure when reality isn’t quite cutting it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a happily married woman of nearly twenty-seven years, but I still love to take a journey with a hot twenty-something firefighter, billionaire, or marine, or, go back in time to another century with a duke or pirate. Sigh.
I now relish and have returned to, in my own writing, all the things I bolted from when I was eighteen. Sometimes, you have to get away from something to really appreciate the positives and the larger picture. Small towns mean community where people look after one another. They are filled with family, home cooking, and the familiar. Now that I have a family of my own, I love going home to Louisiana to visit my parents and spending time at a slower pace
I grew up in Louisiana, I live in Georgia, but I write about Alabama…hmm. You can find out what that’s all about on susansands.com, my website!
Susan Sands grew up in a real life Southern Footloose town, complete with her senior class hosting the first ever prom in the history of their tiny public school. Is it any wonder she writes Southern small town stories full of porch swings, fun and romance?
Susan lives in suburban Atlanta surrounded by her husband, three young adult kiddos and lots of material for her next book.