Meet Susan M. Boyer!!!

Hi Everyone,

Today, I would like to introduce you to a fabulous South Carolina author. Her name is Susan M. Boyer and she writes the Liz Talbot mystery series. These are fun, cute reads set in Charleston, South Carolina. Below is an interview with Susan, my review of her latest book, and a chance for you to win a copy of Lowcountry Bonfire!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

 

Interview:

Hi Susan,
Thank you very much for participating in today’s interview. Congratulations on the release of Lowcountry Bonfire!

Please tell everyone here a little bit about yourself and your work.

Hey everyone! I’m Susan Boyer, and I write the Liz Talbot Mystery Series. I’m originally from North Carolina, but have lived in South Carolina for nearly thirty years. I’ve had a lifelong love affair with books, mysteries in particular. But before I wrote them, my day job was in computer business systems. My husband, Jim, and I have four grown children. We live in the Upstate of South Carolina, but spend a good bit of time in the Lowcountry, near Charleston.

What inspired you to become an author?

My love of books and my overactive imagination.

Do you have a favorite book, out of the Liz Talbot series?

It’s always the most recent one, I guess because I’m closest to it. So, for the moment, it’s Lowcountry Bonfire.

How did you choose your characters’ names?

I chose the name Liz for my protagonist because I’ve always liked the name. I made her last name Talbot because I love Talbots ladies clothing stores. The other characters are a combination of names I like and names I run across in the newspaper, magazines, et cetera. Sometimes I check for popular names in a given year.

If you could change places with one of your characters in Stella Maris, who would it be and why?

Liz is the most obvious choice, because she’s the person I might’ve been in an alternate reality. In some ways, we’re very much alike. But in other ways, my life choices and hers make us very different. I think my answer to this question might vary depending on the day I answer it. Some days t would be fun to be Moon Unit. Other days, being Calista would be fun. I think I’d have a hard time choosing just one.

If you could have a “spirit guide,” who would you want and why?

Oh my. You mean like Colleen? I guess that would be one of my grandmothers. Both of them were very influential in my childhood. That would also be a hard choice. They’d both be great.

Do you have any other books in the works?

I do. I’m working on the next Liz Talbot mystery. I’m under contract for four more books, and there will likely be still more after that.

Who are some of your favorite authors?

I read very eclectically, and have so many favorite authors. A few, off the top of my head are Carl Hiaasen, Sue Grafton, Charlaine Harris, Joshilyn Jackson, and Mary Alice Monroe.

What is your favorite thing about the lowcountry?

The ocean. I just love being near it. I love to just watch the waves.

Where can readers find you online?
My website is http://www.susanmboyer.com. I’m also on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest. All the links are on my website.
My Review:
Liz and Nate are enjoying the married life, working together helping the citizens of Stella Maris. When their friend Tammy Sue hires them to investigate her supposed rock star hubby, they find out his secrets and his affairs. The next thing they know, Tammy Sue has lit his car on fire, and Zeke’s body happens to be in the trunk. Will Liz and Nate be able to prove Tammy Sue didn’t kill her husband, or will the burning details be enough to send her to jail?
Lowcountry Bonfire is the sixth installment in the Liz Talbot series. Susan Boyer has delivered another delightful read. This book is a hilarious mystery filled with wild characters. Fans of the series will get to catch up with some of their favorite friends, while new readers will have fun figuring out all the connections in this small town. Set in Stella Maris, this story oozes southern charm. Lowcountry Bonfire is a great companion to a sunny, summer day.
Giveaway Time:
Are you intrigued by Susan’s books? Have you been a fan since Lowcountry Boil? Here’s a chance to win a paperback copy of Lowcountry Bonfire courtesy of Susan Boyer’s publicist! In the comments below, tell me your favorite thing to do in the summertime. The contest will be open between now and noon on July 21st. One lucky winner will be selected using random.org and announced on July 22, 2017. Good luck to all!

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2 Responses to Meet Susan M. Boyer!!!

  1. long

    My favorite summertime activity is… just jumping in the ocean and diving under a strong waves.
    The Liz Talbot series is a great read all year round. It’s fun to read about Charleston even when it is cold outside.

  2. Christine McManus

    My favorite thing to do in the summer is spending the day at the beach. I love the ocean and the feel of the hot sand!

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