Friday, March 15, 2019

A Fool's Circle VBT

Kate Sanders has suffered many years of physical and mental abuse at the hands of her abusive husband Alan, and convinces herself that she is only holding the family together for the sake of her eight-year-old daughter. If it wasn’t for her best friend Jill Reynolds, she would have taken the suicide option a long time ago.

As she desperately seeks a way to escape, she is contacted by a solicitor. Kate’s old aunt has died and she has been left a small fortune.

For the first time, she sees the light at the end of the tunnel. She dreams of a fresh start, a new home, a new life. What Kate doesn’t know is that Jill and Alan have their own secrets, and are both desperate to get their hands on her money.

Kate soon finds herself falling for the charms of Jonathon Jacobs in what she believes to be fate finally intervening and offering her a second chance, unaware that each move he makes has been directed, orchestrated and well-rehearsed as he begs her to leave her husband Alan.

But is it all too late, as she finds herself in the frame for murder?

Kate followed her into her room, reached out her arm and pulled the covers back as Sophie bounced into her cosy, warm bed. Kate covered her up tight and kissed her on both cheeks.

As she cuddled her, she heard Sophie’s voice. ‘Wow, Mummy, that was a big hug.’

She loved her daughter. Out of all the misery and pain there had never been something so pure and innocent in her life. How she wished Alan still worked away and had never come back home for good. She yearned for it to be just her and Sophie again.

‘I love you, Mummy. I wish you were happy and Daddy was nicer to you. It’s not fair.’

Kate’s heart ached as the words left Sophie’s lips. She tried to hide her emotions.

‘I love you too, my angel.’ She felt the Catholic guilt that had been pushed upon her as a child, not from her own mother, a legal secretary she never saw, who sent out subpoenas or summonses to poor unsuspecting bastards, but from her dear Aunt Beth.

‘Don’t you worry about me Sophie, or Daddy, okay?’

She could hear Aunt Beth’s voice as clear as day in her head. She had warned Kate to be careful and not to inflict any long term damage on to her child but she had chosen to ignore her advice. Her words had come back to haunt her.

Suzanne, thanks so much for stopping by. So how did you get started writing?
I started writing when I first attended a drama school in Islington, London. They told me I needed to write a twenty-minute play and perform it, about 7-8 years ago.

What was the inspiration for your book?
The domestic violence and mental abuse that I had witnessed first-hand as a child. But having a love of psychological thrillers gave me the idea to combine both.

What’s a genre you haven’t written in yet that you’d like to?
If I had to write something else it would be an autobiography. But I’m not ready for that just yet. Any other genre doesn’t appeal to me. I know what I like to write.

Are there any genres you won’t read or write in? Why?
I don’t like romance novels. I find them really boring, to be honest. I can’t even watch a chick flick movie. I need something to motivate me, as I have a really short attention span.

What are you up to now? Do you have any releases planned, or are you still writing?
Well my debut novel is being released on March 17th this year by Wallace Publishing. So I’m really excited about that.

Alright, now for some random, fun questions. Favorite color?
Orange. Happy, fresh and cheerful.

Favorite movie?    
That’s a difficult one! I have so many. But I often like the directors. Anything by Quentin Tarantino, Ridley Scott, Martin Scorsese. But Francis Ford Coppola is also up there with the Godfather.

Book that inspired you to become an author?
Fulfilling my Mother’s dream to write a book. I enjoyed writing scripts and had never attempted writing a book. But when she passed away unexpectedly, I changed course and wrote A Fool’s Circle as a book.

You have one superpower. What is it?
Mind reader!

You can have dinner with any 3 people, dead, alive, fictitious, etc. Who are they?
1. Nikola Tesla
2. David Bowie
3. JFK

Last question: Which of your characters are you most like and how/why?
I’m not like any of my characters. But I can identify with Kate and Sophie.

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Author Bio and Links:
Suzanne Seddon was born in 1968 in Islington, London. After leaving school she had many interesting jobs, from swimming teacher to air hostess, and was able to travel the globe. Now a single mum to her teenage daughter Poppy-willow, Suzanne spends her days writing and has written several articles for magazines and newspapers.

Growing up, Suzanne witnessed mental and physical abuse within her own family which strongly influenced her when she wrote her first play, A Fool’s Circle, when she attended the famous Anna Scher Theatre. Suzanne, however, was not content to leave it there and decided to go ahead and transform her play into a novel. 

Not one to shy away from exciting challenges, she also wrote, acted, directed, cast and produced a trailer for the book around her hometown in Islington with the support of local businesses, who recognised the drive and importance of Suzanne and her work.

Suzanne is a passionate writer and she is determined to be heard so that the issue of domestic abuse is raised amongst the public's consciousness, empowering others to speak out. She wants those who suffer at the hands of another to have their voices heard, loud and clear.

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