Meet Canadian Author Susan R. Hughes

Please welcome one of my Authors of Main Street friends, Susan R. Hughes. Susan makes her home with her husband and three children in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Susan's contemporary and historical novels are set mainly in Canada, and each novel explores the extraordinary thrill of finding that special someone and falling head over heels in love. By the way, Susan's novella, Kiss the Bridesmaid, is part of the Weddings on Main Street Box Set.

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Susan R. Hughes Takes On the Dirty Dozen

1. In which genre do you write and why that particular genre?

I write romance, both contemporary and historical, because I’m a sucker for a love story with a happy ending.

2. What's your most recent book and what's it about?

My most recent book is Heart’s Desire, the third book in my Music Box Series.

In 1957, Mavis believes her secret relationship with a black classmate has been left in the past—until he shows up at her door. The passion they once shared is easily rekindled, and this time Mavis is determined not to hide their love. But society’s rules haven’t changed, and in order to be together Mavis and Will must confront the prejudice that once tore them apart.

3. As an author, what can readers expect when they read one of your books?

They can expect to read a love story with plenty of emotion and a dose of passion. I write various heat levels, from sweet to spicy.

4. How did you "become" an author? For instance, was there a moment when you said: "I think I'll write a book."

I wrote my first “novel” when I was thirteen. It ended up being about fifteen pages long, and no one but my mother read it. I knew then that I wanted to be a novelist.

5. What's the best thing about being an author?

The best thing is when a reader leaves a review saying she was completely enthralled with my book and responded emotionally to the story. That’s what it’s all about.

6. What's the worst thing about being an author?

Nasty reviews.

7. Do you have editions of your books available other than ebook editions?

Several of my books are available as print editions.

8. Do you listen to audio books? If so, what device do you use?

I never have, but would be interested to try.

9. What device do you use to read ebooks?


10. If you could give one piece of advice to an aspiring author, what would it be?

Join a writers’ group. There’s nothing like the support you get from other authors who can relate to the ups and downs of the writing life.

11. If you could tell readers one thing, what would it be?

If you read a book and you like it, leave a review. It will give the author a boost to her confidence, and possibly to her sales.

12. What is your big dream (or goal) as a writer?

To have my own Wikipedia entry. *LOL*

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Heart's Desire

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Takeaway Truth

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  1. Susan and Joan, great interview. I've read some of Susan's books and they are sweet and tender.

    1. Hello, Jill. Glad you liked the interview. Yes, a reader looking for sweet romance needs to check out Susan's books.

  2. Yes, great post, ladies! Susan your books have a sweet, emotional touch. Thanks for sharing your stories. Here's hoping you meet your big dream as a writer. Wikipedia, here comes Susan!

  3. Yes, great post, ladies! Susan your books have a sweet, emotional touch. Thanks for sharing your stories. Here's hoping you meet your big dream as a writer. Wikipedia, here comes Susan!

  4. Thank you, Carol and Jill. Thanks, Joan, for featuring me on your blog.

    1. You're welcome, Susan. Always happy to shine the spotlight on a friend.

  5. I read Heart's Desire and was totally impressed with the writing. Her story stayed on in my mind long after I read it. It's not often a book has the power to do that.

    1. Hey, Pepper! Thanks for visiting and commenting.