Spotlight Thursday: Susan Dennard

Sometimes authors aren’t just fabulous writers.They also have a wealth of knowledge regarding the publishing world and like to share it! Susan Dennard is one of those people.


Today’s spotlight is on an author of fabulous books but she also has an excellent website with a wealth of knowledge for writers.

Susan blogs about her writing process and loves to share what she is going through in her current writing status. One recent post talked about rediscovering her writing process. She talks about how she forgot how to write and what helps her get back in the groove. She read Deep Work to help her mind discover deep work from shallow work. It was a very insightful post. Check out the awesome post Rediscover the Writing Groove.  She has another great post about unsticking your plot called Emotional Dominos.

Wait. It gets better! Susan also has a forum to connect writers!


It’s a forum for CP/Buddy Matchup. Essentially you can connect with other writers here for critique partners and writing buddies. Check it out here.

Not only does she talk about her writing to other writers, she talks to her readers as well. She posts all new info on her books and tour dates. She is essentially connected to her fans.


I highly recommend you follow Susan because she has such a wealth of knowledge and is just a blast to connect with.

Let’s not forget about Susan’s books! She has the wonderful Something Strange and Deadly Trilogy and Truthwitch. Let’s take a look at Susan’s world!

truthwitchOn a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a “witchery,” a magical skill that sets them apart from others.

In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble–as two desperate young women know all too well.

Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. It’s a powerful magic that many would kill to have on their side, especially amongst the nobility to which Safi was born. So Safi must keep her gift hidden, lest she be used as a pawn in the struggle between empires.

Iseult, a Threadwitch, can see the invisible ties that bind and entangle the lives around her–but she cannot see the bonds that touch her own heart. Her unlikely friendship with Safi has taken her from life as an outcast into one of of reckless adventure, where she is a cool, wary balance to Safi’s hotheaded impulsiveness.

Safi and Iseult just want to be free to live their own lives, but war is coming to the Witchlands. With the help of the cunning Prince Merik (a Windwitch and ship’s captain) and the hindrance of a Bloodwitch bent on revenge, the friends must fight emperors, princes, and mercenaries alike, who will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.

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Sixteen-year-old Eleanor Fitt’s brother is missing. And when she discovers that the Dead are rising in Philadelphia and wreaking havoc throughout the city, she knows that her brother is involved.

So Eleanor enlists the help of the Spirit-Hunters. This motley crew, hired to protect the city from supernatural forces, is after the necromancer who has been reanimating corpses. Their skills can save her brother. But as Eleanor spends time with the Spirit-Hunters, and their handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. Now not only is her reputation at risk, but her very life may hang in the balance.

In Something Strange and Deadly, the first book in a trilogy, Susan Dennard weaves together vividly imagined scenes of action, adventure, and gorgeous Victorian fashion to create an entertaining steampunk tapestry of humor, horror, and romance. Readers who love Cassandra Clare’s Infernal Devices series will be intrigued from the start.

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About Susan

I’ve come a long way from small-town Georgia. As a marine biologist, I got to travel the world—six out of seven continents, to be exacsusant (I’ll get to you yet, Asia!)—before I settled down as a full-time novelist and writing instructor.

I’m the author of the Something Strange and Deadly series as well as the New York Times bestselling Truthwitch, and if I’m not writing, then I’m busy slaying darkspawn or earning bruises at the dojo.

I live in the Midwestern US with my French husband, two spoiled dogs, and two grouchy cats. Learn more about my crazy thoughts and crippling cookie-addiction on the blognewslettertwitterinstagram, or pinterest.



The writing world can be intense.


But you aren’t alone! Social media has wonderful resources and Susan Dennard is one of them! Don’t fret my fellow writers, support is here.

Love Tawney


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