Friday, January 11, 2013

Blog Ring of Power Presents: Susan Curnow

Welcome, Susan Curnow, to the first Blog Ring of Power interview of the year! 
About the author:
Born in UK, now living in Alberta, Canada, when not writing, Susan Curnow is wrangling horses walking her Irish Wolfhound or being owned by her cats.When folk wonder why most of her main characters are males, she just smiles politely and tells them go look at her house, count the sons, the husband, the menagerie, and see just how many of them are guys.

Why science fiction or fantasy? Why not write of her epic journey with five suitcases and a dog to Calgary Airport, her hounds, her horses, her sons? No other genre offers to fulfill the scope of her imagination. 

One world is just too small.
Section #5: Words of Wisdom

BRoP: Tell us about your route to success –how did you land your agent/publisher?  

Susan: I was asked to submit because the novel I had written refused to leave my publisher’s mind. The how is sheer stubbornness, I guess. I just kept writing.

BRoP:  What are the most important elements of good writing?  

Susan:  Clarity and good editing.

BRoP:  What tools are must-haves for writers? 

Susan: A great imagination, a decent dictionary, and a lot of passion. The desire to want to write even when the odds are against you.

BRoP:  Do you have any advice for other writers? 

Susan:  Other than, don’t do it for money? No, no real advice. Writers write, it is as simple as that. Writing is so individual and one writer’s process is never the same as the next. I would, however make friends within the industry whether amateur or professional, so that you do understand more of the process of making a novel shiny enough for publication.

BRoP:  What do you feel is the key to your success? 

Susan:  Persistance, persistence, persistence. And those words came from Robert Sawyer, who I met at a convention.

BRoP: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?  

Susan:  Just that I hope they enjoy reading as much as I enjoy writing.

BRoP:  What are your current / future project(s)?  

Susan:  To write another novel set in the same world as “Games of Adversaries” and to finish editing “The Warriors of the Land” which is a science-fictional trilogy about genetic manipulation.

Contact Information:


Facebook page:!/susan.e.curnow

Goodreads author page:



Is your book in print, ebook or both? Both

GAMES OF ADVERSARIES: Yiahan rial Krais dances for his god, while in another time and another world, Commander Marcus Oregada strives to save his folk.
Bereft of families, wives and children, no loved ones live to warn them: Beware the door slammed shut to escape inhuman violence, where memories amass like cobwebs, spun by he who spilled your blood.
For there will be a day of reckoning to sweep away reason and sanity.
To break you and divide you, never knowing it will bind you, as it twists and rends your lives to face the destroyer of souls.

Don't forget to read the other parts of the interview
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  1. Thank you so much to the Blog Ring of Power for hosting me! I've enjoyed myself here on all your wonderful pages. Please feel free to wander over to my blog at - where soon I am hosting a series of interviews about the changing publishing industry.

    Susan Curnow

    1. Thanks for joining us. I'll be sure to check that out! Much appreciated for the update.

      I loved your answers, by the way. :D

    2. Thanks! It should be an interesting line up with Janny Wurts and Alma Alexander. The point was though to take authors from across the board, from ainstream to self-published and talk about the industry more than their novels.