Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Writer's Life with Suzanne Lieurance - NWFCC March Author Showcase

Welcome to day two of Suzanne Lieurance’s 6-day NWFCC March Author Showcase tour and without further ado I introduce you to Ms. Lieurance.

Thank you for following my on the second day of my 6-day virtual tour for my book, The Locket: Surviving the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Let me tell you a little bit about what the writer's life is like for me.

First, since I'm also a writing coach as well as a writer, I spend part of my time each work day helping other writers. I also have to spend some time each day promoting my writing and my coaching businesses. The rest of the time I spend searching for new freelance writing assignments or coming up with ideas for books or stories, then I spend time writing, too. Usually, I like to write first thing in the morning before I get distracted by all the other things I need to do.

One of the things I love most about the writer's life is that I can write most anywhere, most anytime. Sometimes I get up in the middle of the night and write for an hour or two, then I'll take a nap in the middle of the day. I also like to go to coffee shops and bookstores once in a while and do some writing there. And I like to go to the library to do some of the research for my books. Sometimes, I even travel to interesting spots to research my books.

I have two dogs and they are my writing buddies. No, they don't write anything. But they like to sit at my feet while I'm writing. And we take breaks during the day and go for walks or just go outside to play.

I also make school visits to talk to students and teachers about my books. That's always a lot of fun. I think the writer's life is the best life in the world and I'm so lucky to be able to do exactly what I love to do!
Follow Day 3 of Ms. Lieurance's tour tomorrow at  Leave a comment and your name will automatically be entered to win a Three Angels Gourmet Co mug and a package of Divine Dill Dip Mix - at the end of the month, provided by the National Writing for Children Center.

Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.


  1. Hi, Donna,

    Thanks for hosting Day 2 of the virtual tour for my book, The Locket.

    Thursdays and Fridays are my "writing days" so Miko and Daisy are all set to get some work done today. :)

    Have a great day! I'll check back here later to see if anyone has any questions for me.

    Thanks again!

  2. Great interview, Suzanne has helped me become a better writer, though I still have a long way to go. Thanks for hosting and sharing more about the writing life.


  3. Hi Donna and Suzanne,

    You make the writer's life sound so great... and it IS! :-)

  4. Hi Suzanne:

    It's a pleasure hosting you today. Hope you are having a productive day!

    Terri and Mayra:

    Thank you for visiting today.

    Best wishes for your continued success,

  5. Suzanne is a terrific writing coach to all her clients - and a very nice lady too!

    Her book is a part of early American history every child should read about. Best of luck with it Suzanne.

    Margot's Magic Carpet - all 11 of my books on one page

  6. Hi, Suzanne! (*waves to Donna*)

    Thanks for sharing about your writing schedule. Where do you look for freelance writing opportunities?

    Thanks and best wishes for you new book!

  7. Lovely and wonderful post! What sweet dogs.

  8. Hey, Donna,

    I noticed Sharon left a comment and asked where I look for freelance writing jobs. Here's a tip for Sharon - visit my blog at and look under the "jobs" page - there is an online search engine for jobs and a list of my favorite job boards there, too.

    Happy writing!

    Thanks again for hosting Book Bites for Kids yesterday, Donna. It was fun being interviewed myself for a change.


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