Today I’m excited to welcome Suzi Love, Australian author of historical romance, sexy to erotic!
Welcome to my blog, Suzi. Can you please tell us a little about yourself?
After spending many years in developing countries in the South Pacific, I now live in the city I was born in – Brisbane.
My greatest loves are traveling, anywhere and everywhere, meeting crazy characters, and visiting the Australian outback.
I adore history and my aim is to make history fun for my readers so I create heroes and heroines who challenge traditional manners, morals, and occupations, either through necessity or desire. I write about roguish heroes and feisty heroines, and I love setting my books in the many-layered societies of the Regency and early Victorian eras.
If you want to see what I get up to each day, take a look at my Rebel Mouse Magazine or my Suzi Love Daily Paper.
A daily paper? I’m impressed! Tell us, Suzi, do you have a passion other than writing?
Yes, as my family and friends will tell you, I have an addiction. I’m addicted to history and museums and I indulge my passion wherever, and whenever, possible.
That sounds like a healthy addiction to me 🙂 How long have you had a history addiction?
My passion for learning about other eras and how people lived during them started in high school history classes when I decided that being an archeologist and flitting around the world and digging up history in exotic locations sounded like an idyllic life. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find anyone to fund my expensive dream. So I learned to indulge my passion in a much cheaper fashion e.g. via books, photos, and TV. And with visits to museums and historic places whenever the bank manager says it’s possible.
I wanted to be an archaeologist when I was a kid too! What is it about history and museums that brings a sparkle to your eye?
There is nothing like the feeling of standing in the foyer of a huge museum and deciding which themed wing to visit first. Will I visit Egypt and oooh and aah over the gold and jewels from a pharaoh’s tomb? Or lace myself into a Regency corset and add the requisite layers of petticoats and gown and see if I can still walk?
And visiting historic places in person changes your view of the world. Perhaps testing the water temperature in England’s Roman Baths, or climbing past row upon row of open ‘graves’ dug into a Papua New Guinea hillside, or peering into Vanuatu’s deep blue water where millions of dollars of used military equipment was ‘dumped’ after WW II, or panning for gold on Australia’s historic goldfields.
Oh I want to go to the Roman baths! And don’t get me started on Egypt 🙂 Do you have a funny story about something that’s happened to you while involved in your passion?
I’ve often become an ‘unofficial tour guide’ when visiting an historic place or a museum with family or friends. If it’s an era I love and know about, they ask me lots of questions. But then I notice that our group has doubled, or tripled, in size because other tourists have come to listen and sometimes even ask me questions. I explain that I’m not really a tour guide, but maybe I should just hold out the tip jar instead.
Yes, I think you should hold out the tip jar!
Thanks for being my guest today Suzi!
You can find Suzi at one of her many web places and say hello!