Have you met…Author, Susan Coventry
At Woodchuck, we know how lucky we are to work with some of the greatest business owners in the nation. Sometimes we wonder if our clients realize the diverse industries we work with. And we wouldn’t have it any other way!
Each day is something new for us. We work with clients from an array of industries like advertising to manufacturing and sports equipment dealers to preschools. We learn new things all the time! So we thought how fun it would be to share our clients with, well…our other clients!
This week, we wanted to focus our spotlight on our client Susan Coventry, author extraordinaire. Susan has been working with us for a couple of years now to design the book covers for her “fun and flirty” romance novels. She always amazes us with her productivity and awesome talents! We sat down with Susan (ok, we chucked emails back and forth) to dig a little deeper into what makes her tick and what her industry is like! Take a minute and get to know her too, you’ll be glad you did!
WCA: Describe your typical working day.
I spend the first half hour of each day on marketing tasks, including promoting my books, posting on social media, and responding to emails. After that, I write and/or edit for a few hours. I usually break for lunch and walk my dog, and then I’m back at it again for another two to three hours.
WCA: Do you show your work to anyone before it is complete?
No! My editor is the first person to read my finished work.
WCA: What book had the biggest impact on you?
I’ve read so many wonderful books, however, the Outlander series is my favorite. This series has it all: romance, history, suspense, and fantasy. I love it!
WCA: If you had a theme song, what would it be?
This Is Me by Keala Settle from The Greatest Showman soundtrack.
WCA: Is there any piece of your real life that finds its way into your books?
Absolutely! Food preferences, places I’ve been, books, movies, and songs I like, have all found their way into my books.
WCA: What’s the strangest job you have ever had?
I once interviewed for a job as an administrative assistant at a morgue. I didn’t take the position, but that’s the strangest job I almost had.
WCA: How many books do you think you own?
Hundreds! I have a bookcase with over 100 books that I haven’t read yet, and two bookcases full of books that I have read. Not to mention the books on my Kindle.
WCA: If you weren’t an author, what would your ideal career be?
A bookstore owner—big surprise! I would love to own a cozy bookstore in downtown Clarkston near where I live.
WCA: What is one thing you hope readers take away from your stories?
That love conquers all!
WCA: What haven’t we asked that you want people to know?
Who’s been your biggest supporter? My husband. If it weren’t for his encouragement, I might never have submitted my first manuscript to an editor. And now, here I am, eleven books later and still writing. At the end of the day, he’s my number one fan.