Author Interview: Susannah Ailene Martin

Author Interview With Susannah Ailene Martin


This week, we welcome Susannah Ailene Martin, author of The Lifeguard: A Short Story.


What is the best sentence you’ve ever written?

Susannah: Gosh, that’s a really hard question. I tend to think of my writing as a whole thing. I could tell you my favorite whole story I’ve ever written, but a single sentence is hard. How about I just tell you my favorite line from the story I’m writing right now:

“We’re trying to get him to stop hugging strangers, but you know, he’s three, so he doesn’t listen well.”

This is from the second episode of a series called Deep Hollow I’m publishing on Wattpad. It’s about dragon people.


Name one thing that you must always have to write (Something unique to your writing practice).

Susannah: Ear buds. It’s odd, but I don’t even have to be listening to music. They just help me to focus for some reason. Part of it, I know, is because if I’m writing in a public place, people tend not to bother me if they see I have ear buds in. It’s hard to write if I’m constantly being distracted by people wanting to talk to me.


What four words best describe you?

Susannah: Fun. Helpful. Creative. Persistent.


If you could talk to any author alive or in Heaven, whom would you chat with?

Susannah: C.S. Lewis. No contest. I loved reading the Chronicles of Narnia when I was a kid. Later on, I greatly enjoyed the Space Trilogy as well. I’ve read just about everything he’s ever written, as far as I know. I remember when I was a kid, I wanted to send him a letter saying how much I liked The Magician’s Nephew. I was heartbroken when I found out he was already dead.


More About Susannah Martin


Susannah Ailene Martin is a blogger and novel writer (with some poetry writing thrown in when she’s feeling particularly angsty) from Virginia. She started writing her first book when she was 15 and bored and thought, “I should write a book.” She is a huge fan of science fiction and super heroes. You can find her blog, Susannah Contra Mundum , on WordPress. She has one novelette out on Amazon and several stories in progress on Wattpad.

More About The Lifeguard: A Short Story

A headstrong young boy goes to summer camp with his best friend and plans on having the time of his life, but then he meets a lifeguard who seems determined to ruin his fun.

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