Susan Jeffery

Name: Susan Jeffery

  • March 2


  • Pisces

Publishing status:

  • vintage published in 1987

Awards and Accolades:

  • Golden Heart, 1986. WRW’s Magic Crystal service award, 1989

Music or Silence?

  • My newest addiction is Pandora – Hector at Brookstone talked me into putting in a Radiohead channel. Oh, dear… Although, I mostly listen to Ambient Radio, or John Adams, John Tavenner, and more.

What weird food do you like?

  • Sweetarts. once I start, I canNOT stop. Also, Smarties!

What is one of your most irrational fears?

  • I will be murdered in my bed, which is why I have burglar alarms and deadbolts everywhere.

How many novels/short stories/screenplays/poems/etc have you published?

  • One novel. But my first “win” was Father’s Day, 1984. I wrote a piece about why Peter is the Best Dad Ever for a competition on WETA’s Sunday broadcast.  I won tickets to the Old Timers’ Baseball Game at RFK Stadium later that year, and treated hubby and two of his brothers to an evening with their childhood idols.
  • Summer, 2017 – With no prompting at all, I’ve written two country/western lyrics. Go figure!

How much do you write every day?

  • an hour (or less, rarely more…  #lamesauce)

How much do you WISH you could write every day?

  • 4 or 5!

What are you working on now?

  • Lake Effect, a single title contemporary, plus three more in my head with notes on all

If you could write like one author, who would it be?

  • Susan Jeffery – you know, the one who actually gets her work done.  Yeah, that one.

If you could be one superhero, or have one superpower, who/what would it be?

  • Wonder Woman

If you could be on any reality tv show, what would it be?

  • Yard Crashers, b/c my own yard is the one of the saddest pieces of property ever. No grass, just weeds.

What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done?

  • Apparently fooled Parisian waiters into thinking I was a food critic and got slammin’ service and free drinks as a result – then walked around the Arc de Triomphe twice b/c I was too drunk to find the right street to get back to the hotel.

What’s the coolest thing you’re about to do?

  • Open the champagne that’s waiting in the fridge when I sign a contract. UPDATE: Hubby opened it for our first picnic of the year. Oh, well!

Name three things on your List of Things to Do Before You Die.

  • 1. go back to Paris
  • 2. handle a racecar at racing speed
  • 3. go skydiving