1. Can you tel lus a little bit about yourself?
I'm Suzan Battah. I live in Sydney, Australia. My favorite past-time is reading but I also love going to the movies, Latin and Ballroom Dancing.
2. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I was about 14 or 15 years old and loved being in libraries and adored bookstores. I was caught reading the ending of a book, which I was so embarrassed about but I wanted to know whether the ending was going to be good enough to read the whole 400 pages, it was.
3. What comes first? The story, the charater(s) or the idea for the novel?
The story comes first for me, the concept is what than makes the chracters come to life. I love developing the idea and all the problems and from that begin the process of creating the characters.
4. What would be your favorite past time activity, when you are not writing?
Dancing! Love to dance Salsa, Tango all sorts of dancing but especially Latino and Ballroom Dancing.
5. Are there any writers ou there that have inspired you?
There are plenty of writers who have inpsired me. Johanna Linsey, SE Hinton, JK Rowling, Richelle Mead, Stephanie Meyer are all really great writers who inspire me to keep writing and be the best I can be and work hard at getting better.
6. Can you tell a little more about your book: Basatai: Outside in?
Armani is plagued by a curse in her blood. She's remained hidden on earth with her human adoptive father for 17 years but everything is about to change when she turns 18 and the curse matures in her blood making her an open target. Her Guardian and Elite BaSatai Warriors have come to train her and cross her over for better protection but Armani isn't ready to leave earth. She doesn't believe she's the one cursed.
7. What inspired you to write this story?
I have a really wild imgaination and can day dream a lot especially when it comes to the fantastical world. I love creating supernatural worlds, it's one of my favorite places to be in. One day I wondered what it would be like to be cursed and how would I feel about having someone willing to die just to protect me. BaSatai was born and soon too came the characters to life.
8. Which character did you enjoy writing about the most and why?
Karhl, he is Armani's Guardian and is named after my best friend in primary school. Karhl is strong, protective, and such a sweetheart when he wants to be. He is powerful but not too arrogant and does everything he can to protect Armani. His devotion is so real. He's got real emotions, not perfect but true in what he believes. A great friend to anyone.
9. If you could have dinner with one of your characters who would you choose and why?
Jayani! She's a real hoot and a party girl, would be so much fun to have dinner and go danicng with the girls. She's also a little dangerous sometimes, which makes her a little bit more interesting.
10. Do you get a lot of responses from your readers?
Suprisingly, I do get mail from readers and I love to hear from them. Being relatively unknown it's really exciting to hear from someone who has read my books and enjoyed it so much they write to share. I love to hear from readers. I've been fortunate enough to hear from readers in Europe, Phillipines, England, America, Bulgaria and Australia.
11. What are you currently working on?
The second novel in the BaSatai series which will be even more wild than the 1st with lots more romance, plenty more adventure and lots of twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat.
12. Is there anything you would like to say to your readers?.
Being relatively new to the published world, I love to hear from new readers and fans but would love readers to spread the word about my books to reach a wider audience who may not have heard of my work.
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Thank you so much Suzan for taking the time to answer my questions and I can't wait to read the next book in this wonderful series!