Life Happenings

Life Happenings

A lot has been going on lately, related to my writing being put on hold. As I think I mentioned, I had a bad fall back in August, which resulted in my right (Write!) arm and hand being severely injured. That is mostly healed now, but the other thing was, that as I fell, I snapped my head back to avoid hitting the sidewalk, and as a result, caused injury to my inner ear. That caused dizziness and nausea, but also severe hearing loss in my right ear, which my audiologist said is non repairable. This means I need a hearing aid, but $3000 is not exactly in the budget, so am trying to figure out how to raise the money.

Also, CreateSpace has now been absorbed by Amazon, meaning the options I had with the first book are not available to meĀ  for the second book. Not too bad, as I am still about three months away from completion. Means I need to put on my other hat, which is costume making, and try to raise book money that way. Only need aboutĀ  $500, so possibly doable, and not as urgent as the hearing aid.

About Susan McCaskill

Susan (or Sue, as she prefers to be called), was born in post war England, and lived there until the age of nine, when she and her mother emigrated to Canada. Her father died when she was nine, and left a huge impression on her. Both her parents encouraged her to read, and learn. She has always believed in fairies and elves, and probably always will, and as a child, she saw things many others didn't, and as a result she was thought to be a little strange.

Sue currently lives on beautiful Vancouver Island with her husband and three demanding cats.

Although she has been in Canada for so many years, she still misses the English and Welsh countryside, and because of this, her novel is based in the ancient, picturesque town of Betws-Y-Coed.

About herself, she says:

"I think I was born a writer, and got more confidence thanks to my grade five teacher, who was wonderful, and fostered my love for writing. I didn't write for almost 40 years, because of raising kids, life happenings, the usual drama. I started again sporadically ten years ago, and finished my first Mid Grade fantasy in 2013. Currently working on book 2.

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