Suzanne Johnson-Author of The Sentinel of New Orleans Series of Paranormal Fantasy
Glad to see you again.
Yesterday, we conducted a wonderful interview with Suzanne Johnson. Suzanne, a rising star in the world of supernatural fantasy is the author of the Sentinel of New Orleans Series of paranormal fantasy which include Royal Street and just published River Road, published by Tor Books, New York City. She also writes under a pen name, Susannah Sandlin, for Montlake Romance for The Penton Legacy series of dark supernatural romance. That series include the fast-selling Redemption and now Absolution.
She agreed to the interview so yours truly, Steve Gierhart, Publisher of The Ardent Writer Press, could give a successful author’s perspective on what it takes to hit it big in today’s publishing challenge. We spent some valuable time hitting the high points of her recent success and her tips on how other writers can also become successful, despite the barriers. So if you have the determination and skills to do the same, hope you listen to her discussion.
Dale “Steve” Gierhart is a retired business manager for the United States Army. Based in Huntsville, Alabama on Redstone Arsenal, his career lasted from 1975 to 2010 in which he managed contracts, finances/accounting, and cost estimating for several missile defense systems, among which were Stinger, Avenger, Chaparral, Sentinel, JLENS, SLAMRAAM, and Non-Line of Sight. The author wishes to thank the many co-workers, peers, and contractors who made these programs successful. It is their tireless work that brought these systems to the soldier that needed them. While budget constraints made it difficult for some of their work to see its full potential, they never blinked, they adjusted. They persevered.
Steve hails from Shawnee, Oklahoma; but most of his adult life has been spent in the beautiful hills of North Alabama where he lives with his wife, Bonny, who raises Tennessee Walking Horses.
Between them, Steve and Bonny have 5 children and 7 grandchildren, and another grandbaby is on the way.
Steve enjoys writing now that he is retired and plans more excursions of the imagination.
He and Bonny, a retired engineer who worked as a contractor on several NASA and Army programs, will travel in their retirement though 15 horses, 4 dogs and 3 cats can crimp the best of plans.