Novels, a Handbook on Markets, Fairs & Fetes & Short Stories by Suzie Louis
Suzie Louis is an Australian indie author whose work includes the fantasy romance series Archie the Royal Hot Water Bottle which was written in daily instalments on her then blog hotwaterbottlecoversetc-blogspot. Archie began as a means of promoting the use of purpose designed hotwater bottle covers but is now an ongoing fantasy series in two volumes. The blog was illustrated with art images and you can see some of them on the Archie's World page of this site.
The first book in the series is at Smashwords. The second book, A Mere Pawn, is one of Suzie's favourites which sets royal life against the reality of 21st century threats.
Deepwater, which is set in Sydney and the lush grazing country of the New England Tablelands, has proven so popular with readers that a sequel is underway centred on the life of Prue O'Connor, a minor character in the first book who exepectedly stole the story and warrants a novel of her own. The Deepwater sequel will be available by June.
While she was a lawyer Suzie often encountered a legal pest, known to the profession as The Litigation Junkie, a type best satirised and avoided. The Litigation Junkie is the distillation of Suzie's experience of the increasingly worrying phenomenon of litigation driving people mad. Read the book for the Junkie's identifying characteristics and the reasons why he ends up living in his car.
In January 2014 Suzie published a new romance novel, Juliet in Love as an alternative to the unsatisfactory ending of the Audrey Hepburn/Gregory Peck classic film, Roman Holiday. It's set in the here and now, is witty, full of royal trivia and has an unexpected ending.
Lately Suzie has published two short stories, How I Became a Bestseller which explores the contemporary obsession with being famous for being famous and Mimosa Big Mamma of the Caterpillar Throne, an hilarious story of royalty's encounter with a saviour it can't cope with, as well as the free to download essay, Is Publishing Success Inspiration? Perspiration? which contains some of her thoughts on the writing process.
In 2012 Suzie created Exeter Village Market, a monthly event held in the beautiful Southern Highlands village of that name. The experience of dealing with rampant bureacracy and idiosyncratic stallholders led her to write a memoir, How to Set Up and Run Markets Fairs & Fetes, which has become the definitive handbook for aspiring market organisers in Australia and overseas.
Diary is also an inspirational story for anyone who has changed careers in traumatic circumstances or is looking to take a leap of faith into a new life.
Where to find Suzie's ebooks:
Free ebooks by Suzie Louis available to download at Smashwords.com.
About Suzie Louis
Suzie Louis was born in Sydney and has a legal background as a barrister, solicitor and writer of commentary and practice guides for the legal profession. During her career Suzie was a litigation specialist.
She publishes her fiction and distributes to all the major ebook retailers (including Barnes & Nobel, Apple, Sony, Flipkart & Kobo) through Smashwords.com and also publishes at Amazon and thanks the now thousands of readers who have downloaded her work.
The variety in Suzie's writing comes from her experience and interests which include collecting royal trivia, the rapid change in our lives due to globalisation, our obsession with celebrity and the pervasive influence of socal media.
Suzie lives in the Southern Highlands of NSW with her husband Kit Peek who writes a quirky blog and even quirkier stories. She has four children and a greatly adored granddaughter.