052: The Debut Author’s Life – Interview with Susannah Marren

Hi Word Nerds! Thanks so much for joining me. In this episode, I’m thrilled to interview debut author Susannah Marren. She and I talk about her process for writing her debut novel, her inspiration and the different thematic elements in her writing Get ready to be inspired by this lovely interview.

Susannah is originally from Long Beach Island, New Jersey. She currently lives in Manhattan with her family and still spends her summers on the Jersey Shore. Between the Tides is her first novel.

In this episode, Susannah Marren and I discuss:


  • What inspired her to write Between the Tides.
  • Different thematic elements in her writing.
  • The most enjoyable and most challenging parts of being a writer.
  • How knowing the ending can drive your story forward.
  • How to let your experience inform your writing.
  • What the publishing process looks like for a debut author.

Plus, Susannah shares her #1 tip for writers.

For more info and show notes: DIYMFA.com/052

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