Welcome to The Bookshelf. Each week I feature an author or book blogger and talk about their bookshelf with them. It’s a light-hearted, book focused, Q&A.
This week I have Suzanne Rogerson. I reviewed Suzanne’s fantasy novel Visions of Zarua back in December and I highly recommend it. She’s working on her next novel and I’m very much looking forward to seeing what she has in store for us.
In addition to Suzanne appearing here this weekend, on Tuesday 2nd May The Book Fairies will be leaving 20 copies of Visions of Zarua in spots around the country (UK) as part of their Indie Author day. Follow them on Twitter @the_bookfairies and follow the hashtag #ibelieveinbookfairies to see where the books are so you can try and grab yourself one! Happy Hunting!
I hope you enjoy peeking into her bookshelf…and as always click on the books for more info or to buy…
What was the first book you remember having on your bookshelf?
Colin Dann – The Animals of Farthing Wood. My daughter has inherited the collection from me and she’s enjoyed them too.
What was the most recent book you added to the bookshelf?
Caraval – Stephanie Garber (Thanks to your review of it Claire!)
Which book have you most recently read from your bookshelf?
IREX – Carl Rackman. I’m currently reading and reviewing this for Rosie’s Book Review Team. It’s a great read.
Which 5 books from last year would you not let go of from your bookshelf?
Uprooted by Naomi Novik. Eleonore by Faith Rivens. Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard. The Crown of Stones – Magic Price by C L Schneider. Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine. (I’ve just realised that I’ve unintentionally picked all female authors.)
Which books are you most looking forward to adding to your bookshelf?
Ash and Quill Rachel Caine (Book 3 in the Great Library Series). The Apothecary’s Daughter – Charlotte Betts.
What was the most recent addition to your writers bookshelf?
Fantasy Map Making by Jesper Schmidt. I’m planning a map for my next book, and hopefully this will help me.
Which of your own books are you most proud of adding to the bookshelf?
Visions of Zarua will always be special to me as it’s my debut novel and I love the cover. It makes me smile every time I see it.
Which book on your bookshelf do you most wish you had written?
Any book by David Gemmell, my writing hero. Most recently I’ve adored Uprooted by Naomi Novik. The magic is so well imagined, I loved reading it.
Is there a WIP we can look forward to adding to our bookshelves?
The Lost Sentinel Book 1 in Silent Sea Chronicles. I don’t have a publication date in mind, but watch this space.
Can you share a picture of your bookshelf / favourite bookshelf?
Suzanne Rogerson’s Bookshelf
*These may not be all of an author’s publications but the most recent. Check their links below for full details.
About Suzanne Rogerson
Suzanne lives in Middlesex, England with her hugely encouraging husband and two children.
She wrote her first novel at the age of twelve. She discovered the fantasy genre in her late teens and has never looked back. Giving up work to raise a family gave her the impetus to take her attempts at novel writing beyond the first draft, and she is lucky enough to have a husband who supports her dream – even if he does occasionally hint that she might think about getting a proper job one day.
Suzanne loves gardening and has a Hebe (shrub) fetish. She enjoys cooking with ingredients from the garden, and regularly feeds unsuspecting guests vegetable-based cakes.
She collects books, loves going for walks and picnics with the children and sharing with them her love of nature and photography.
Suzanne is interested in history and enjoys wandering around castles. But most of she likes to escape with a great film, or soak in a hot bubble bath with an ice cream and a book.
Thanks so much for stopping by Suzanne, you’ve been a huge supporter of the blog so it has been a real pleasure to have you, I’ve definitely added some new books to my wish list today and I’m super envious of your bookshelf it’s a fantasy lovers dream!
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I can’t wait to hear from you!