About Susan C. Muller
Susan C. Muller is a fourth generation Texan. She attended Stephen F. Austin State University where she majored in Business Administration but studied creative writing on the side.
She lives in Spring, Texas, and has two children and four grandchildren.
When not writing, Susan can be found doing volunteer work at a local hospital. Her hobbies include reading, traveling, snorkeling and taking long walks with her dog.
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About Voodoo on Bayou Lafonte
A frantic phone call leads Detective Remy Steinberg racing through the night and into the bayous of Louisiana searching for his kidnapped daughter. With time ticking away, he faces drug dealers and voodoo priests, yet the only two things that actually frighten him are the swamp he’s hated since childhood, and the ex-wife he’s never stopped loving.
1. When did you write Voodoo on Bayou Lafonte?
I wrote Voodoo on Bayou Lafonte during late summer and fall of last year. It took me about four months of writing time, plus editing. Before I started, I did quite a bit of research on voodoo over the Internet and read books set in Louisiana. But the most fun research was watching old, voodoo-themed movies. The hardest part was combining actual voodoo practices with superstition into an accurate but exciting novel.
2. What was the spark that gave you the story idea?
Voodoo on Bayou Lafonte is the third book in my Occult Series. The hero, Remy Steinberg, was introduced in the first two books. Readers already knew that Remy was half Jewish, half Cajun, born in New Jersey, and raised in Louisiana. They also knew he had more than one ex-wife and a child. My first problem was to redeem Remy as he had been painted as a womanizer. To do that, I felt the story needed to center around him saving his ex-wife and child.
Since the age and gender of his child had never been mentioned, I played with the idea of having him team up with his son to rescue his ex-wife. But if I wanted to re-kindle a lost romance, and I did, I needed him to spend time with the ex-wife. That would give each of them a chance to see how the other had grown and matured. It would also leave plenty of room for tension. And what could tug on heart-strings more than a missing daughter? A daughter abducted by a voodoo cult!
3. Why do readers buy Voodoo on Bayou Lafonte?
I hope they buy it because they enjoyed the first two books in the series. Each book is a stand-alone novel, and can be read in any order. But characters from each book appear in the other books. Hopefully, the reader cares about those characters and wants to know their story.
Louisiana seems to be an inserting subject with its bayous and local customs, and the study of voodoo is always titillating. This book offers equal parts of romance, suspense, and voodoo magic. A little something for everyone.
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