Friday, July 6, 2018

Writing with Kids- How Susan V. Vaughn Does It

Writing with children at home can be a challenge, but not impossible. As a busy mother of three, I am forced to be creative with my time. 

When my children were small, I used “nap time” “quiet time” or “independent play” to write. Pretty much anytime my kids were quietly entertained I would force myself to type away. 

When my children went to bed for the night, I would reread what I wrote for the day and try to fix any glaring loopholes in my plotline. I set a goal to write every day no matter what. 

My kids are school age now, so I have time in the morning to write. But I still follow a routine, and I still push myself to meet my writing goals. I found that the best time for me creatively is between nine in the morning and noon. That is when my brain is sharpest. 

When my kids are home, I put my writing aside. I have learned the key to my writing success is maintaining a routine, setting goals, and finding a balance.     

Love Detour
Susan V. Vaughn

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Inkspell Publishing

Date of Publication: July 6, 2018

ISBN: 978-1-945910-74-6

Number of pages: 288
Word Count: 60,000

Cover Artist: Najla Qamber

Tagline: Life can change in the most unexpected ways.

Book Description:

Ashlyn Montana had encountered ghosts her whole life, but none more charming or irresistible than Bob Abbott. From the moment the fatherly figure floated into her life, she knew she met a friend she could trust. Pressured by her family to marry young, Ashlyn takes Bob’s advice and goes on the run in disguise. But when he talks her into taking a job in Breaker Creek as a farm boy named Al, she becomes suspicious. Did her ghostly pal lead her to freedom, or entangle her into his past?

Hunter Abbott had no idea what he was getting into hiring the clueless and scrawny farm boy, Al. But he felt for the kid. There was a time he was once a lost boy looking for a place to belong, until his Uncle Bob took him under his wing. But when Hunter tries to help guide Al into a farmer it leads to a shocking discovery. His new hire is hiding an unbelievable secret. And Hunter is about to face a reality he never thought possible.

Can the two people Bob Abbot loves most, find love as they work to solve the mystery of his murder?

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Excerpt One
“Man it's chilly in here,” Hunter said suddenly, walking over to shut the window. “Must be a cold front coming in.”
“It is not a cold front,” she told him, standing up with renewed confidence. Bob was here. She wasn’t alone. She could convince Hunter she was telling the truth.
He gave her a strange look. “How do you know?”
“Because Bob is here,” she announced. “And when Bob is nearby it gets colder.”
Hunter stared back at her, his expression unreadable. “Don’t lie to me, Ashlyn. It will only make everything between us worse.”
“I’m not lying.” She reached out and ran her hand up his arm, feeling his goose bumps. “See how cold you are? That’s because your uncle is standing right here.” She gestured to the left of them with her free hand. “Right in this room. 
He took a step away from her touch and shook his head. “I don’t believe you.”
She lifted her chin, pretending his retreat didn’t hurt. “Then I’ll prove he’s here.”
“How are you going to do that?” His eyes darted to the left of them, looking spooked. Hunter said he didn’t believe her, but his nerves were visible. 
“Ask me something only Bob would know,” she challenged, looking him in the eye. “And I will tell you his answer.”

About the Author:

Romance Author, Susan Vaughn understood the meaning of sarcasm before she could walk. Her childhood in the suburbs of Detroit was spent mainly trying to outwit her six creative siblings. When she wasn’t working on the next soul-crushing jab, she sharpened her imagination on romantic literature and day dreamed about her knight in shining armor.

It didn’t take long for this hairdresser by trade to turn her passion for reading romances into writing her own unique love stories. Susan lives her life finding laughter in all situations, and delights in marrying sarcasm with romance to create realistic falling-in-love stories in the unlikeliest of scenarios. 

Susan lives on the shores of Lake Huron with her real life knight in shining armor and enjoys watching their three children learn the art of sarcasm and wit.

Twitter @susanvaughn1124

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