Friday, June 17, 2011

Authors Promoting Authors: Meet Susan Roebuck!

Happy Friday everyone! I'm taking part in a great promotion idea sponsored by the blog, Authors Promoting Authors. Each week, the APA blog features an author, and then the next author to be featured on the blog hosts the previous author on their own site! (I'm featured over at APA today!) Great idea, huh?
So, today I'm thrilled to introduce you to 
Susan Roebuck!
Sue Roebuck was born and educated in the UK but she now lives in Portugal with her Portuguese husband. She has taught at various colleges and institutions in Portugal and her interest in dyslexia started with a discussion over lunch with a colleague and friend. Nowadays Sue's mostly occupied by e-learning courses which, when no cameras are used, are also known as "teaching in your pajamas". But, given a choice, writing would be her full-time occupation.

Working from home presents no problem for her since her office window overlooks the glittering point where the Tagus River meets the Atlantic Ocean. The huge container ships, tankers and cruise liners which are constantly on their way in or out of Lisbon harbor are a great source of inspiration (or distraction).

She has traveled widely through The States and believes that "being born American is like winning the lottery of life". If she could live anywhere, she'd live in the Catskills in Upstate New York. 
Now, for Susan's new book:

This is the tale of two men fighting to find their worth in a worthless world. 


Feckless, exasperating Alex Finch is a rich, handsome and talented singer/songwriter who longs for two things: a career as a professional rock singer, and to have his love for Sam Barrowdale reciprocated. But drifter Sam's two aims are simply to earn enough money to pay his sister's medical bills and to hide from the world his reading/writing and speech disability. At this time the word "dyslexia" is generally unknown so to most people he's just a "retard". From the severe knocks life's dealt him, Sam's developed a tough outer coating and he has no time for a spoilt, selfish guitar player.

Despite his defects, Alex's love for Sam never wavers and when Sam unexpectedly disappears, Alex begins a somewhat bungling quest to find him, only to discover that Sam has a fearful enemy: Alex's powerful and influential yet sociopathic uncle.

As Alex spirals downwards towards alcoholism, many questions need answering. Just why did Alex's evil uncle adopt him at age eleven yet deny him any affection? And what's the mystery behind Alex's father's death?
 
Both seem to face unbeatable odds. Are they doomed to follow separate paths forever?s, exasperating Alex Finch is a rich, handsome and talented singer/songwriter who longs for two things: a career as a professional rock singer, and to have his love for Sam Barrowdale reciprocated. But drifter Sam's two aims are simply to earn enough money to pay his sister's medical bills and to hide from the world his reading/writing and speech disability. At this time the word "dyslexia" is generally unknown so to most people he's just a "retard". From the severe knocks life's dealt him, Sam's developed a tough outer coating and he has no time for a spoilt, selfish guitar player.

Despite his defects, Alex's love for Sam never wavers and when Sam unexpectedly disappears, Alex begins a somewhat bungling quest to find him, only to discover that Sam has a fearful enemy: Alex's powerful and influential yet sociopathic uncle.

As Alex spirals downwards towards alcoholism, many questions need answering. Just why did Alex's evil uncle adopt him at age eleven yet deny him any affection? And what's the mystery behind Alex's father's death?

Both seem to face unbeatable odds. Are they doomed to follow separate paths forever? This is far more than a completely non-erotic romance, it's also suspense and light-literary.
 
Links:
Read an Excerpt & Buy from Publisher: http://www.awe-struck.net/books/perfect_score.html

Thanks for reading!
Laura

3 comments:

Michelle (Reading Lark) said...

Wow! This sounds new and fresh, as well as interesting as all get out! I'm in - Where do I sign up?

Lauracea (Sue R) said...

It's a great idea! Thank you Laura - you've done a wonderful write-up!
Sue

Laura Kaye said...

Hi Sue--great to have you here today!

Michelle--go over to the APA blog or friend them on facebook! Tina-Sue is great!