Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.
Sutton Bishop (Please cut the following info as you want. I’m sure I’ve provided far too much. 🙂 )
I’m a Midwest mom of four—two of each, ranging from 18 to 26-years-old, and married to the love of my life. I have degrees in anthropology, forensics, and history. Traveling is my passion, most notably to places where I can explore the past.
Afraid to Fall, Ancient Passages Book 1, is my debut romance and is set in Guatemala. I am most comfortable writing from what I know. I’ve visited almost all of the countries in Central American, spending the more extensive time in Nicaragua, Mexico, and Guatemala. In Nica, I work with young girls who have been sexually assaulted and removed from their homes. I’m astounded by their warmth, spirit, and grace. I have an even deeper affinity for Guatemala; one of my sons is Mayan.
When traveling, I immerse myself, absorbing history, culture, and peoples’ stories. I take tons of photos, with permission, and journal. The majority of my storyboard photos for Afraid to Fall are mine, and they triggered memories and helped create story threads. This is also true for Afraid to Hope, Ancient Passages Book 2, releasing early 2020. Afraid to Hope is set in Morocco. Readers first met the main character in Afraid to Fall. (Yes, I have have traveled to Morocco for archaeology.) At this time, Book 3 will be set in Europe.
When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.
I’m fortunate to office out of our home. I listen to different play lists, depending on what kind of scenes I’m imagining and writing. I primarily work in Scrivener off my Mac and an extra-large monitor, so that I’m able to move between research, notes, and the story. My desk is large and my chair is adjusted to fit only me. I also have a foot rest for my very short legs (I’m 5’2″). I scrap writing when there’s a bunch of stuff going on (like painters this past summer or when outr internet was down for a day shy of eight weeks) or we have company or family staying with us.
What are you favorite things about attending signings?
I love to interact with new-to-me readers, my readers, and the romance tribe, including getting to know other authors.
What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?
Amy Tan, Margaret Atwood, Diana Gabaldon, Megan March, Anne Lamott, Jane Austen, Isabel Allende, JK Rowling, Mary Shelley, Dan Brown, Nicolas Sparks, Robert Ludlum, Booth Tarkington, Dr. Seuss, Clive Cussler (I could go on and on.)
When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?
It’s a combo. I’m consistent when there aren’t any tasks on my family/mom/wife task calendar.
What is your favorite memory so far as an author?
I have two: 1) Receiving the first proof of Afraid to Fall. I cried. 2) Watching Afraid to Fall being printed by the local printer I use. OMG!
Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?
I still have all of my childhood books. I grew up with little and received a book on my birthday and at Christmas every year. My mom dated and wrote in each one. They’ve become even more special after she died.
What are your social links?
Author Sutton Bishop’s Posse: http://bit.ly/2C8rjDb Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorsuttonbishop/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/authorsuttonbishop/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SuttonBishop2 @suttonbishop2
What are your buy links? (You can list individual or links to your Amazon/ibooks/Koko/etc Author Home Page.)
Amazon (Kindle, KU, and paperback): https://amzn.to/2AmLLPl
Barnes & Noble (paperback): https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/afraid-to-fall-sutton-bishop/1129518220
Signed Copies: https://www.authorsuttonbishop.com/signed-books.html