Monday, June 16, 2008

BLOG TOUR - Coppper Fire - Suzanne Woods Fisher

Suzanne Woods Fisher’s just-released historical novel Copper Fire, is the sequel to the three-time award-winning Copper Star, a World War II love story inspired by true events. Fisher was a contributing editor to Christian Parenting Today magazine. Her work has appeared in Today’s Christian Woman, Worldwide Challenge, ParentLife, and Marriage Partnership. She has contributed to ten non-fiction books, including Chicken Soup for the Soul: Children with Special Needs. A wife and mother, Fisher lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. The best thing about being a writer, she feels, is that all of life becomes material for writing. It’s all grit for the oyster.

Suzanne can be found at

During the month of June, Suzanne is running a book-a-day-giveaway contest. To enter, scoot on over to her blog ( and pop her an e-mail:

Tell us about Copper Fire.

Copper Fire is the sequel to Copper Star, picking right up at the very end of World War II. On a summer day in 1945, my main character, Louisa, receives a telegram from the International Red Cross Tracing Service. She discovers that her cousin, Elisabeth, has just been released from Dachau. Louisa is determined to go to Germany to get Elisabeth…and that’s where the story begins.

Tell us a little about you!

My name is Suzanne, I’m 48, happily married (most of the time) for 26 years, with four kids (two boys and two girls), ages 16-25, and now, a son-in-law! I live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

How many hours of television do you watch per week?

Four or five. Mostly Food Network while I’m cooking dinner. For inspiration
How many phone calls do you make a day?

2-6. Now ask me about e-mails? 30-50 a day.

How much time do you spend on the Internet?

Anywhere from 2-6 hours a day

Morning person or night owl?

Morning. Worthless at night.

How many hours of sleep do you get?

Seven. But I try to get an hour of reading in before I turn off the light at night, so I’m probably in bed 8 hours.

What's the messiest spot in your home?

I have a basket for papers that need to be dealt with in the kitchen. Paper seems to breed and multiply in the night.

What surprises you most about your adult life?

That time is going so quickly.

Fill in this sentence: The big decision I'm currently wrestling with is....

…how much time and energy do I give to my aging parents when my own family needs a lot of time, too? And I’m trying to keep my writing career alive. Oh, and have friends, too.

What can readers look forward to?

In late August, Grit from the Oyster: 250 Pearls of Wisdom for Aspiring Writers, will be released from Vintage Spirit. I wrote Grit with three other very talented authors.

And another piece of great news! I just received a contract from Revell/Baker for a non-fiction book called Amish Peace in an English Life. It won’t be out until 2010…but it is taking up 90% of my brain right now.

Thanks for letting me hang around, La Shaunda!

Find Suzanne on-line at

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