Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Copper Fire

Suzanne Woods Fisher’s just-released historical novel Copper Fire, is the sequel to the three-time award-winning Copper Star, a World War II love story inspired by true events. A wife and mother, Fisher lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. The best thing about being a writer, she feels, is that all of life becomes material for writing. It’s all grit for the oyster.

Here's a little interview with the author, Suzanne:

Q: Tell us about Copper Fire.
SWF: Copper Fire is the sequel to Copper Star, picking right up at the very end of World War II. On a summer day in 1945, my main character, Louisa, receives a telegram from the International Red Cross Tracing Service. She discovers that her cousin, Elisabeth, has just been released from Dachau. Louisa is determined to go to Germany to get Elisabeth…and that’s where the story begins.

(Tell me your interest isn't piqued??? I can't wait to read it!)

Q: Tell us a little about you!
SWF: My name is Suzanne, I’m 48, happily married (most of the time) for 26 years, with four kids (two boys and two girls), ages 16-25, and now, a son-in-law! I live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Q: What celebrity crushes did you have as a teenager?
SWF: The Monkees were a big splash. Davy Jones, in particular, with those caterpillar eyebrows!

Q: How often do you check your bank balance?
SWF: Uh oh…is that necessary?

Q: What’s the item most likely to break your budget?
SWF: Car insurance for teenaged boys.

Q: What is the superhuman power you'd most want to have?
SWF: Oh, definitely, to travel at the speed of light. Imagine not having to stand in a long security lines at airports! Ah, heaven!

Q: Can you tell us what’s on your desk right now? What can readers look forward to?
SWF: In late August, Grit from the Oyster: 250 Pearls of Wisdom for Aspiring Writers, will be released from Vintage Spirit. I wrote Grit with three other very talented authors.
And another piece of great news! I just received a contract from Revell/Baker for a non-fiction book called Amish Peace in an English Life. It won’t be out until 2010…but ‘everything Amish’ is filling up my head right now.

Thanks for letting me visit, Heather!

Thank YOU Suzanne for sharing your heart and wit with us! Can't wait to hear more about the Grit from the Oyster too :)

Suzanne can be found at During the month of June, Suzanne is running a book-a-day-giveaway contest. To enter, scoot on over to her blog ( and pop her an e-mail:

Copper Star (ISBN: 0-9793327-4-5) and Copper Fire (ISBN: 978-0-981-5592-0-9) are available at Amazon or other on-line booksellers, at Suzanne’s website, or can be ordered through your favorite bookstore.
Suzanne Fisher

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