About Susan Pope

   Spirit of the Jaguar  – Time-shift historical fiction

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My latest historical time-shift novel is published now and available in all good bookshops and online book retailers. E-book formats are also on sale.  Here is the link to Amazon where you can view more details.   http://amzn.to/2s4hqBc

 

Paws in Alaska –  A story about the heroism of dogs. PAWS 2coverLink to Amazon Kindle only at the present time.  Only 99p or on periodic Free promotion

Link:  http://amzn.to/2rTX77F

 

My debut novel ‘Lighter Than Air’ was published in 2008 by Vanguard press. This was part historical fiction centred on the story of the Hindenburg airship. I had carried out a huge amount of research on airship history for this novel. This led me to produce a talk and power-point presentation on a History of Airships, answering some of the many questions about airship history and technology prompted by readers of my novel. I took this presentation all over the southeast of England to social and retirement groups and raised funds for the Moorfield Eye Charity.
Active participation in the local community is something I am passionate about. I lead a writing group for women in my local area called ‘Medway Mermaids’ and we help many ordinary women to take their first steps into creative writing. For some it is a step towards becoming published, for others it is a therapy, helping them to work through personal issues and improve their mental health. I also belong to another writing group for men and women which serves people in the Medway and Maidstone areas.
To make some of my work available to the local community and to raise funds for charity I have since self-published an anthology of short stories titled ‘Bedtime Stories for Grown Ups’. I have also self-published a crime story written by my late father R H Taylor. Dad was a Royal Marine during the Second World War and up to 1950. The story called Murder at Chatham Grande is set in and around the old Royal Marine barracks at Chatham which closed in 1950. I still had his hand-typed manuscript and was thrilled to be able to edit and publish his story using today’s self-publishing technology.
I also write and enjoy poetry which I use to inspire original thought and enhance language for my fiction.

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5 Responses to About Susan Pope

  1. Thank you so much Sue for all your support during the A-Z Challenge 🙂 xx

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  2. spmedway says:

    Still have one last comment to make but it’s been a pleasure and something to look forward to each day. You always surprise me with your endings.
    love Sue X

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  3. Kira G Grayly says:

    Canterbury Summer School sounds amazing – will definitely try to make it next summer.

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  4. Susan Pope says:

    Thanks for your comment Kira. I hope to return next year to savour the twin course on Research Skills. See you there!

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  5. Hi Susan! You’ve been nominated for a Liebster Award. This was started to help those with less than 200 followers a way to reach out and gather more. Just link back to my website, nominate ten others and compose ten questions of your own. Blessings! Here are the questions I composed:
    My Questions:

    1. If you could live as a fictional character, who would you be?

    2. What is your first memory of a book?

    3. You’re the Reading Rugrat at your local library, what would be your first choice of book to read to the children?

    4. You’ve just started a Book Club, what top three books are on your must-read list?

    5. If you could live in another world of your choosing, what world from what book would transport you?

    6. Out of all the books you’ve read, which one do you feel changed your perspective on life?

    7. If you could rewrite a book to make it better, which one would that be?

    8. You’re having dinner with your favourite writer, what is the first question you’d ask?

    9. After you’re finished gushing over your favourite writer, what is the second question you’d ask?

    10. What book haunts you?

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