Can you tell me a little something about yourself?
I'm Susan, I work as an Operations Manager & Software Developer for an IT company. I'm married, have two boys aged 2 and 4. I love to read, I love to blog and I love to write. My favourite book and film is Practical Magic, both are different from each other.
Did you have a role model growing up?
Kylie Minogue I think as Neighbours was a big hit when I was growing up. Charlene was the one to be.
Who do you look up to now?
The Queen, she always looks the part. She does a lot despite what people think. She looks good for being over 80. And she holds her head high no matter what her kids get up to.
When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A Fashion Designer from a very young age. I even got accepted to Art school. But I changed my mind.
Tell me something about the women in your life who have been an influence on you?
My older cousin Fiona, she has 5 boys, all of whom she home schools. She was a single parent for many years and she is now a Doula who delivers loads of babies.
Who is your favourite fictional character? And why?
Sabrina the Teenage Witch. I grew up with her as a teenager, we were the same age in real life. I wish I could have her cool life, be special, have a secret to hide and let's face it who didn't want to change their clothes with a snap of the fingers.
What were you like as a teenager and how did you cope with all the changes that occurred?
I was not a bad teenager but I wasn't an angel. I dated a lot, drank a lot and got up to quite a few lets say not ideal past times. I did however still do my school work and got my exams.
If you had any advice for yourself as a teenager, what would you say?
Do everything, try everything and have fun. All within reason. Stay out of trouble but a small amount isn't so bad. Then you will grow up and be ready to settle down with no regrets.
Of the issues and concerns that women are faced with today, what's the area you most like reading about?
I like my books to be an escape so I don't read a lot about issues in real life. But I do like my women characters to be strong, self sufficient and no pushovers allowed.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Life is short, live it and love it. And take happiness when it comes your way.
Thank you so much Susan! I admit to really loving Sabrina the Teenage Witch myself :)
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