Category: Alternate Susan

Aug 14

Alternate Susan –Chapter Five

Chapter Five       Miles greeted me when I got home from work.  He was halfway up the wall of the kitchen. Spaz was underneath, leaping up not quite high enough to reach him. “Would you help me? I can’t get down without that beastly cat getting me.” “Seen Zoë around?” I held my …

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Aug 08

Alternate Susan Box

Here are some pictures of the box I made to use for the cover of my latest novel, Alternate Susan. Typically, fantasy novels have professionally painted oil paintings, unless they’re YA, in which case they have close ups of the faces of gorgeous teen girls.  But, you don’t go to the shelves with the art …

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Jul 24

Alternate Susan — Chapter Four

Chapter Four It wasn’t until after I’d gone outside that Miles spoke. I hoped it meant that he hadn’t been eavesdropping. “Miss Susan!” “Miles?” I cast around, but didn’t see him anywhere. Moths flickered around the copper porch light, the ordinary brown kind, not the magical iridescent ones. “Where are you?” For an answer, he …

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Jul 17

Alternate Susan — Chapter Three

  Chapter Three    Maggie’s car still wasn’t parked by her trailer. Most likely, it meant that she wasn’t home. Or maybe it had broken down and she’d hitchhiked back? Hope springs eternal, so I let myself into her trailer again. No Maggie. It was starting to smell like a shallow grave, and my unhappy …

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Jul 10

Alternate Susan — Chapter Two

Chapter Two       I went outside and got in my car, feeling furious at Maggie for leaving and Susie for swapping me into this horrible reality. Susie’s Christopher and Susie’s Jess were dead, not mine. I hadn’t mislaid my mother. Let Susie deal with her own problems! I wanted to go home, back …

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