Today we’re taking a break from interviewing novelists to chat with Susan Neal, author of several healthy living books (including something for those of us who are gluten-intolerant).
Welcome, and thanks for chatting with me today! What was the first book you read that you couldn’t put down?
The Hobbit was the first book I read that I couldn’t put down. J. R.R. Tolkien created a world of hobbits, orcs, and wizards that swept me away. I couldn’t wait to read The Lord of the Rings trilogy after finishing The Hobbit.
The last book I read that I couldn’t put down was American Dirt by Jeanine Cummings. This was the latest book my book club read. It is part of Oprah’s Book Club and a real page-turner. It offers a different perspective regarding illegal immigrants—a very heart-wrenching story.
Have you ever had a book recommended to you that you didn’t like?
I was not fond of Five Days Gone by Laura Cumming. It was slow, and the author did not use point of view correctly. It was difficult to understand who was talking and whose viewpoint a scene was coming from.
If you could visit any fictional place, where would you go?
I would like to visit the Shire from The Hobbit. It seemed like a beautiful place.
If you could turn any book into a movie, which would you pick?
I would like to see the book of Revelation from the Bible turned into a movie. That would be incredible.
What book are you most looking forward to reading next?
I am looking forward to reading the next book chosen by our book club, Camino Island. The author is John Grisham, who writes incredible crime thriller novels.
Share five books from your to be read pile.
- Christmas Jesus: Seven Gifts God Gives Us to Welcome the King by Dave Holland
- Enjoy Today Own Tomorrow by Laine Lawson Craft
- Abigail’s Secret by Marilyn Turk
- Save the Date by Ellen Fannon
- Gateway to Iraq: A Chaplain’s Story by Rachel Coggins
Susan is the author of seven healthy living books including her Amazon #1 best-seller 7 Steps to Get Off Sugar and Carbohydrates. She is a Certified AWSA Writer Coach. She would love to help you publish and sell your God-given message. Contact her for a free author coaching session at SusanUNeal.com/AuthorCoaching.
Her newest release Solving the Gluten Puzzle helps many determine if they have a gluten-related disorder and how to treat it. You can find Susan at https://susanuneal.com/.