Jul 15, 2014 - Guest post    21 Comments

What’s Suzi Love’s passion? Guest post

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.

Suzi Love blending in with the locals in an Australian mining town.

Suzi Love blending in with the locals in an Australian mining town.

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.

Suzi Love Magazine – Suzi Love’s Daily Gossip Newspaper

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? 

Testing the water at the Roman Baths, Bath, UK.

Suzi testing the water temperature at the Roman Baths in Bath

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!

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21 Comments

  • Enjoyed reading this insightful interview ladies.
    Suzi- I can just see you taking the (soapbox) Ahemm… Platform.. in a throne room of a museum or the drawing room in a castle.
    That makes 3 of us then- I also wanted to be an archaeologist.

    • Mary,
      Yes, you know me soooo well. If I’m talking about history I do tend to get carried away and step onto my soapbox.

      Though I try not to be too much of a pain after getting the evil eye from a guide in an old house in Australia who was answering a question about the bow windows and gave some off-the-cuff, and totally wrong answer.
      She was ‘not impressed’ when I gave more information to the poor tourist asking questions.

      Apparently she was the all-knowing tour guide and I was a nasty little tourist who dared to correct her. He he!

    • Thanks for dropping by, Mary. Archaeology dreams must be common among writers :)

  • Thank you so much for letting me visit your gorgeous site.

    We’ll all have to go to the Roman Baths together and pretend we’re real archeologists on a dig. Wouldn’t that be fun?

    • That would be great Suzi – thanks for being my guest this week!

  • Suzi, You could be my tour guide in Bath any time. Thanks for sharing your love of history with us.

    • Angelina,
      A group tour to Bath would be wonderful, wouldn’t it?

      We need to plan an historical addicts world tour. As soon as we all win the lottery.

    • I agree, Angelina! I always like a knowledgable tour guide :) Thanks for dropping by and commenting.

  • Love your passion for history, Suzi. Can I pack you into my suitcase, when we go overseas soon?

    • Yes, please! Take me with you, Victoria. I’d love to go.

    • Can I come too, Victoria?! Thanks for the comment!

  • I love travelling but since my dollars are tight, I love the next best alternative…reading about other’s experiences, especially Egypt and England. Thanks for another great post.

    • I love traveling too, so so much. If only we all had to money to indulge our passions…sigh.
      Someday we’ll all go together and see the world.
      What do you think?

    • Ditto :) Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment!

  • Lovely interview, Suzi. I admit I have the travel bug and an unending list of destinations. I never get tired of learning.

    • Cathleen, we should compare our Want-to Visit lists. Mine is also unending. It’s a family joke that I’m ready to go anywhere at any time. Passport in hand, I’ll drop everything and meet you at the airport.

    • I’m with you, Cathleen! Thanks for the comment.

  • Bet you enjoyed Bath, Suzi. We sure did. Did you see the costume museum? And the townhouses? We stayed at a manor house converted to a B&B just outside Bath that was dated as being constructed originally on or about 1690 and completed and refurbed about 1790.

    • Vonnie, isn’t Bath a Regency romance author’s dream? So much to see.

      And yes, those townhouses are to die for. Loved the costume museum, loved it all. Sigh. I need to go back.
      How about you? Plans to return any time soon?

    • That B&B sounds amazing Vonnie! I remember staying at a B&B somewhere in England where Oliver Cromwell had supposedly stayed – it blows the mind! Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment.

  • I’m up for a Bath… However, there are other places to visit before I revisit.

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