Satellite Story #6 – Leisel Holt

As promised, I’ve written a satellite on Leisel Holt, which you can find by clicking here.  It was actually a little trickier to write than I originally thought since Leisel is a clinical psychopath.  In an article published by Psychology Today, Dr. William Hirstein describes a psychopath as uncaring, shallow, irresponsible, insincere speech, narrowing of attention, lack of realistic long-term goals, selfishness and violence (click on link to see the full article).  It’s tough to write a character devoid of feelings for others!  Hopefully, I’ve achieved it, though.

This satellite also has a HUGE spoiler for Worlds Collide!!  I’m not kidding. So read at your own risk 🙂  Hopefully you’ve had a chance to check out the other satellites.  They have cross-over appeal with WC as well.

I’ll keep you updated on the progression of Worlds Collide.  My sincerest apologies for being late!  As soon as I get the edited manuscript in my hands, I’ll work on it around the clock.

I hope you’re all having a great weekend!


New Satellite about Jack’s brother!

It’s been a very busy summer!  I’ve been hard at work on book 2. Although it’s not yet finished, the bulk of it has been sent to the first beta/proofreader last night.  I’m hoping to complete the manuscript by the end of September.  I’m glad I’m taking my time with the story because I’ve been able to weave in a few more twists!  Depending on how quickly the editing and beta reading process goes, I hope to have it published before Christmas.

Keep your eye open for new Satellites.  A new one is being released today about Jack’s 17 year old brother, Ted Kenner.  He’s an interesting guy and one that might just have a role in future books.  I have three more Satellites in the works before book 2 is published.  They are integrated with the main story and may even hold a few surprises for book 2 😉

I’ve also been working on getting Sunset Rising into paperback, which I hope to have available this Fall.  It’s going to be really cool to see it in print!

I’d like to wish you all a fabulous summer vacation, but I know not everyone on the planet is having summer right now.  Here in Canada, we’re getting a well deserved break from the snow… although it won’t be long before we see it again.  In the meantime, I’ll soak up the warm sun!

Enjoy the Satellite!  And I’m always thrilled to hear your thoughts!

Cheers – Susan

New! Satellite 3 and an Update

I hope everyone is enjoying spring!  So nice to feel the warmth of the sun after a very long winter.  It’s great for getting the creative juices flowing!

Well the end of May is almost here – a month past the time I fully expected to be sending Book 2 off to an editor and my proofreader.  I’ll be honest.   My husband’s year-long deployment overseas to an area that has been in the news lately has been, well, a little emotional to say the least.  I’ve also been settling into the routine of being a single mom – a very proud mom! – to two accomplished girls (one is a competitive swimmer, the other a martial-arts tournament winner).  All this is to say, Book 2 is still a work in progress.

I am devoting my every spare moment to writing.  The story is exploding inside my head and I’m already mentally writing book 4!  So yes, I need to get the words on paper.  My husband is home for a visit (yay!) in 5 weeks, and I plan on having book 2 written and off to an editor and my proofreader.  I might even pull a few all-nighters to get it done!  In July, I will start writing book 3.

In the meantime, I have written Satellite Story 3 – David Chavez, and I hope you enjoy it.  For the next satellite, I think it’s time to check in on the Kenners and see how they’re getting along.

Thank you to everyone who has read Sunset Rising and given me such amazing support and encouragement!

Satellite Story #2

The second satellite story is finished!  It is simply entitle Summer Nazeem and can be found here.

I wanted to make an announcement to all my incredibly supportive readers that now that Sunset Rising is gaining more circulation, it has come to my attention that there are still a few editorial errors.  Although I did use an editor prior to publishing, unfortunately she and I were not a good fit.  Consequently, I have had a few issues.  One of the huge benefits of self-publishing is that I can go back and make things right.  And an even bigger benefit is that I have made some truly wonderful, generous friends that believe enough in me to lend their support.  I am overwhelmed by the time and effort they have devoted to me (Christina and Janeal!!).   I thank each and every one of you for giving me your feedback.  Your support really is making  me a better, more critical, writer.

I am also busy writing book 2!  My life has been a little crazy the last few months.  My husband was deployed overseas for a year and I am settling into single parenthood.  I am still hoping for a late spring release of book 2.  I promise to keep you updated!

In the meantime, I hope you like Satellite Story #2:  Summer Nazeem.  

Satellite stories are here!

I’ve completed my first Satellite Story for the “Sunset Rising” series.  Satellite stories are short stories, based on a character or an element of the series, designed to enhance the story.  Although I love writing from Sunny’s point of view, there are things happening among some of the other characters that she can’t see; hence, satellites stories allow me to give the reader a “behind the scenes” look at what is going on.  Your feedback is important!

I will publish each satellite as a post and alert readers on Twitter whenever I have a new story.  So if you are interested, please follow me on Twitter:  @smmceachern

My first satellite is about Reyes Crowe.  He’s hasn’t been taking the break up with Sunny too well.  In fact, he’s a little lost and looking to find his way.  You can find it here.  Enjoy!