Author Spotlight & Giveaway: Suzanne Brockmann!

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 Today’s featured author is the one and only, Suzanne Brockmann! Learn some fun facts about Suzanne in this short Q&A. Leave a comment on the blog for a chance to win in the giveaway!

1. What genre(s) do you write?

I write a mashed-up mix of romantic action/adventure, drama and comedy (dramady?). My books are usually filed in “romantic suspense,” but it’s a bit of an odd fit.

2. Coffee or tea lover?

Coffee, but rationed! Only one mug/day, with coconut oil!

3. Name one thing on your bucket list.

I’d love to see one of my books made into a movie or TV series.

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Suzanne with Dexter and Little Joe

4. Do you have pets?

I have two miniature Schnauzers, Dexter (his full name is CK Dexter-Haven!) and his sister, Little Joe. They’re litter-mates, and Dex was the biggest, while LJ was the runt. (She is my inspiration—a small tornado of love and happiness, mixed with kickass determination!) Their 10th birthday is on Some Kind of Hero’s release date: July 11th!

5. When I wake up every morning I… Meditate while doing yoga stretches for ten minutes. Then crawl toward my coffee.

6. Weirdest or unique thing you own.

Memories from a dinner with Joss Whedon during ComicCon. I was one of five people to win a charity auction and get to sit and talk for hours and hours to this amazing writer and generous, thoughtful man. I received a lovely signed poster from the event, but nothing compares to that amazing experience.

7. Do you have any hobbies or particular skills?

I’m a musician. I started out as a songwriter—I sing and play guitar. In my late teens, I used to busk in Boston T-stations, I sang in coffee shops, and finally formed a band during the New Wave era in the late 1970s, early 80s. (We played clubs like The Rat, and The Channel, Bunratty’s…) Years later, I started an a cappella group called Serious Fun—with many of my former band-mates. For a while, we were the house “band” at the Boston 24-Hour Science Fiction Film Marathon. (Yes, we could sing the theme to Star Trek: The Next Generation in ten-part harmony, and our arrangement of the theme to MST3K always brought down the house!)

8. What do you hope readers will experience or gain when reading your stories?

I hope readers will always learn something new as well as widen their world-view—all while being wildly entertained!


Meet Suzanne Brockmann

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After childhood plans to become the captain of a starship didn’t pan out, Suzanne Brockmann took her fascination with military history, her respect for the men and women who serve, her reverence for diversity, and her love of storytelling, and explored brave new worlds as a New York Times bestselling romance author. Over the past twenty-three years she has written more than fifty-five novels, including her award-winning Troubleshooters series about Navy SEAL heroes and the women—and sometimes men—who win their hearts. In addition to writing books, Suz has co-produced two feature-length LGBTQ movies, the award-winning romantic comedy The Perfect Wedding, and the thriller Russian Doll.  She is also the publisher and editor of an m/m line of category romances called Suzanne Brockmann Presents, the latest of which is Fixing Frank.

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Some Kind of Hero

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Navy men don’t come tougher than Lieutenant Peter Greene. Every day he whips hotshot SEAL wannabes into elite fighters. So why can’t he handle one fifteen-year-old girl? His ex’s death left him a single dad overnight, and very unprepared. Pete can’t relate to an angsty teen, but at least he can keep Maddie safe—until the day she disappears. Though he’s lacking in fatherly intuition, Pete’s instinct for detecting danger is razor sharp. Maddie’s in trouble. Now he needs the Troubleshooters team at his back, along with an unconventional ally.

Romance writer Shayla Whitman never expected to be drawn into a real-world thriller—or meet a hero who makes her pulse pound. Action on the page is one thing. Actually living it is another story. Shay’s not as bold as her heroines, but she’s a mother. She sees the panic in her new neighbor’s usually fearless blue eyes —and knows there’s no greater terror for a parent than a child at risk. It’s an ordeal Shay won’t let Pete face alone. She’s no highly trained operative, but she’s smart, resourceful, and knows what makes teenagers tick.

Still, working alongside Pete has its own perils—like the heat between them rising out of control. Intimate emotions could mean dangerous, even deadly, consequences for their mission. No matter what, they must be on top of their game, and playing for keeps . . . or else Pete’s daughter may be gone for good.


**Giveaway!**

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Suzanne is giving away an ebook of FIXING FRANK: Suzanne Brockmann Presents: A California Comedy #3 by Jason & Ed Gaffney ~OPEN INTERNATIONALLY~ A second prize is Suzanne Brockmann’s READY TO ROLL, a Troubleshooters Novella!

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16 thoughts on “Author Spotlight & Giveaway: Suzanne Brockmann!

    1. As an avid reader from an early age, I’ve always had stories in my head. I was trying to break in as a screenwriter (while being a stay-at-home mom to two toddlers), and decided to go at it from a different angle, and get published in genre fiction. But once I got started writing romance, I realized just how good a fit it was for my writing voice, and I haven’t looked back!!

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  1. Congrats on your next release, Suzanne, and I can hardly wait to meet you in person on Wed, July 26th, at the TGN retreat.
    How funny- I lived in Watertown, MA (next to Cambridge) through the ’80s and took the T everywhere, I probably heard you once or twice! 🙂
    Just got the dvd of The Russian Doll last week and need to carve out time to view it. My friend mentioned that a few romance bestsellers are bypassing Hollywood and going to this org to have their books turned into films: https://www.passionflix.com/
    (Although your family should have this film-making talent down by now!) 🙂
    All the best-
    Sarah

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    1. Hi, Sarah!

      That’s very small-world-ish, I lived in Allston for years!

      I’m looking forward to the TGN retreat, too!

      And thanks again for being a backer for RUSSIAN DOLL! Thanks for posting that link! Beverly Jenkins is also “kickstarting” a movie via GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/DS-TheMovie

      Making a movie is ridiculously harder than it seems. Production values are key — things like lighting and sound make a huge difference in making a movie seem more expensive (and real!). And soundtrack — vitally important! Jason’s in pre-production for another m/m rom-com — gonna shoot it in 10 days at the end of October, out in California. It’s a really funny story, and he and Ed wrote the script to be intentionally easy to film.

      It’s an art to write a true low budget indie feature. No crowd scenes, no explosions, no car chases, no special effects. And if you can limit your locations, that lowers your cost. Every time you do a “company move” — taking all of the equipment, loading it onto a truck, drive through traffic to a location, unloading the truck, setting everything up — and then packing it all up after the filming is done — it adds time and money to your budget. So, if you can stay in one place (a single house, and then use the back patio for the restaurant scene, for example) you can save both time and $$$. But you have to dress your set convincingly — Jason’s really good at that!

      See you in Orlando,
      Suz

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  2. Hi Suz😍 Some Kind of Hero is awesome!! You know the TS and Seal teams are like family members💜. I was engrossed in it and finished on Release Day!!! You know I adore the Brockmann/Gaffney crew. Ciao😘💙💚💜💝🌈

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    1. Hi, Lisoo!

      No, but my dad was in the Army before I was born, and both my uncles served in WWII. I’ve always been fascinated by WWII history–starting when I was around 11 years old, I read the entire WWII military nonfiction section in my public library. In my tweens, I joined the local Civil Air Patrol — I wanted to be an air force pilot (and an astronaut!!), but seeing as how I had thick eye glasses… That was not to be! But being fascinated by military history and having a deep respect for the men and women who serve… When I found out (thanks to a friend) about the SEAL Teams, and started doing research, it was clear to me that SEALs plus me was a really good fit! 🙂

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    1. Thank you! They are very sweet dogs!!

      When things are going well (in my life, both personally and globally), I never lack for inspiration, and frequently write books that feature characters who *don’t* want their story told. I pull them out of the corners of my mind where they are trying to hide, and shine bright light onto them. (Example: the SEAL named Cosmo, in HOT TARGET.)

      When I’m in a darker place, then I’m the one who is trying to hide, and my inspiration comes from seeking out/creating/finding a character who insists that his/her story gets told. They poke me and poke me and poke me until it’s more unpleasant to NOT-write than it is to write!!

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