Monday, June 27, 2011

GCC Presents: Suzanne Young!

Summer really is the season for great new books, isn't it? Suzanne Young, a friend of mine from the Girlfriends Cyber Circuit had a new one release last week called A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL.

It sounds amazing so I wanted to give you the details and let Suzanne tell you more about it.


We all want to be remembered. Charlotte’s destiny is to be Forgotten…

Charlotte's best friend thinks Charlotte might be psychic. Her boyfriend thinks she's cheating on him. But Charlotte knows what's really wrong: She is one of the Forgotten, a kind of angel on earth who feels the Need—a powerful, uncontrollable draw to help someone, usually a stranger.

But Charlotte never wanted this responsibility. What she wants is to help her best friend, whose life is spiraling out of control. She wants to lie in her boyfriend's arms forever. But as the Need grows stronger, it begins to take a dangerous toll on Charlotte. And who she was, is, and will become—her mark on this earth, her very existence—is in jeopardy of disappearing completely.

Charlotte will be forced to choose: Should she embrace her fate as a Forgotten, a fate that promises to rip her from the lives of those she loves forever? Or is she willing to fight against her destiny—no matter how dark the consequences?

Now let's meet Suzanne:

Suzanne Young currently lives in Portland, Oregon, where she uses the rainy weather as an excuse to stay inside and write obsessively. After earning her degree in creative writing, Suzanne spent several years teaching middle school language arts. Now she can be found at home chasing after her two children and poorly behaved dog and writing novels for teens. You can visit her online at or follow her on Twitter @suzanne_young.

Q: Please tell us what your new book is about and what inspired you to write it.

SUZANNE: A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL is about girl compelled to help people, even though her very existence is being erased as she does. The idea began a few years ago. A family member was sick and I was feeling lost. At my lowest point a stranger gave me advice and it helped me through the tough times. I often wondered how she was there, just when I needed her. It sparked the idea of these beings from the light, meant to help others. And A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL was born.

Q: If there was a soundtrack for your book what are five songs that would be on
it and how do they relate the story?


Iris by The GooGoo Dolls
Karma Police by Radiohead
Love Song by 311
The Scientist by Coldplay
Just Breathe by Pearl Jam

Q: Even though music plays in so heavily into my storytelling, I rarely can actually listen to it while I'm writing. Can you? How does music fit into your writing process?

Suzanne: I listen to music a lot of the times when writing. More than anything, it’s a quick way for me to get into the mood of the scene.

Q: What is next for you? What are you working on now?

Suzanne: I’m working on sequel, A WANT SO WICKED, and I have a new series, THE PROGRAM, that comes out Spring of 2013 from Simon Pulse.

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