Promoting Author Sue Johnson
Sue Johnson was born in Kent and has had a variety of jobs during her working life including training administrator, vicar’s secretary, cinema usherette and running her own patchwork quilt-making business.
She is now a writer, artist and musician and most of her work is inspired by the stunning Worcestershire countryside where she currently lives. She is a Writers’ News Home Study Tutor and also runs her own brand of writing courses.
Her short stories have appeared in Woman, My Weekly, Woman’s Weekly, Chat: it’s fate, Take a Break, The People’s Friend and That’s Life – Australia. She is published as a poet – including a joint collection with her partner Bob Woodroofe entitled ‘Tales of Trees.’
Sue is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and a speaker/workshop leader for a variety of local groups and literary festivals. She enjoys organising and judging short story competitions.
Sue has produced four booklets in her ‘Writer’s Toolkit’ series, designed to help writers of all levels of ability.
Sue's first novel ‘Fable’s Fortune’ will be released by Indigo Dreams in August 2011. The Blurb reads as follows:
Fable Mitchell is born under a roof of stars in a Kentish plum orchard, and
her early childhood is spent in a house called ‘Starlight’ where she lives with her mother Jasmine and Gangan the Wise Woman.
However, her life is not destined to remain like a fairytale.
When she is ten, she is abducted by her estranged father Derek, now a vicar, and taken to live in his austere vicarage at Isbourne on the banks of the River Avon. Fable is unable to escape.
When she is sixteen, she falls in love with Tobias Latimer but he dies in mysterious circumstances and Fable’s happiness is once again snatched away from her.
She tries to rebuild her life and marries Tony Lucas because she thinks the omens are right. Fable soon realises he is abusive and controlling, but is trapped because she fears losing contact with her daughter.
Nearing her 40th birthday, Fable hears Gangan the Wise Woman’s voice telling her to ‘be ready – magic happens.’
This is certainly true, but does Fable have the necessary courage to finally seize her chance of lasting happiness?Sue's Website is www.writers-toolkit.co.uk
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