Author Interview - Susan Gloss
Author I draw inspiration from: Meg Wolitzer
Favorite place to read a book: In front of the fireplace on a chilly or rainy day
Book character I’d like to be stuck in an elevator with: Jamie Fraser from Outlander, of course
The moment I knew I wanted to become an author: As soon as I learned to read! I realized that books were written by actual people, so why couldn't I be one of those people? As I grew up, I turned to more practical pursuits (like law school), but never gave up my dream of writing stories that would connect with readers.
Hardback, paperback, ebook or audiobook: All of the above. I read a lot of ebooks, but still enjoy physical books as well, especially if they are written by an author I know or admire. And audiobooks help me read more books, more quickly.
The last book I read: When Life Gives You Lululemons - it was a perfect, funny read for this time of year, when the temperatures are below zero in my corner of the Midwest and I'm in desperate need of a laugh.
Pen & paper or computer: Computer--specifically, my laptop. I write in a lot of libraries and coffee shops, so being able to tote my work with me easily is essential.
Book character I think I’d be best friends with: Caroline Murphy from Kristy Woodson Harvey's Peachtree Bluff series. She's smart, snarky, speaks her mind, and is loyal.
If I wasn’t an author, I’d be a: Lawyer...because I am one. I work part-time as an attorney.
Favorite decade in fashion history: 1920s. So much was changing in the world for women, which made it an exciting time for fashion.
Place I’d most like to travel: Iceland
My signature drink: Vanilla latte if we're talking coffee. If I'm on a tropical beach, then fetch me a margarita!
Favorite artist: This is a tough one! So many famous artists have influenced me, and some of them are mentioned in The Curiosities. But for this question I'm going to go with an artist I actually know and whose work I admire. I adore the illustrations of Madison artist Emily Balsley. Her work is so happy and colorful, but she's also not afraid to dive into social and political themes on occasion.
Number one on my bucket list: Skiing the Haute Route in the Alps from Chamonix to Zermatt.
Anything else you'd like to add: Thank you so much for having me. Happy reading!
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