Advanced reviews of my debut novel, The Haunted Housewives of Allister, Alabama, are coming in and I'm tickled pink with the positive response. Haunted Housewives has been a long time in the making. I began the genesis of this book back in October of 2004--eight years ago!
Most authors spend years on their first novels and it's not until they're picked up by a publisher that the window for writing a book narrows down to a year, sometimes less, sometimes more. We pour our soul into our writing, we sacrifice friends, family, and often finances to work on our craft, and very often we write with very little validation.
So when the payoff finally comes, it brings a tremendous sense of joy and accomplishment.
"Cleo Tidwell has taste, sass, and heart. Unfortunately, she also has a velvet painting of Elvis. So begins a fast-paced, fun, and compulsively readable romp. The Burg gave us Stephanie Plum, Las Vegas gave us Lucky O'Toole, and now,
Allister, AL, presents us with Cleo Tidwell."
--Lane Robins, award winning author of Maledicte and the Shadows Inquiries series (as Lyn Benedict)
"Mystery, murder, mayhem, and...Elvis? Cozy in for a laugh-filled evening as Susan Abel Sullivan spins a ghost tale with Southern attitude and good style that you won't be able to put down."
--Heidi Ruby Miller, author of Greenshift and Ambasadora
“Sullivan's debut novel gives us Cleo Tidwell, a Southern belle with spunk, a gorgeous old Victorian house, and a haunted Velvet Elvis. You'll love this heroine and her quirky family and be clamoring for more!
--Rebecca Roland, author of Shards of History
"Quirky mixed with humor, treachery, and adventure. Susan Abel Sullivan could very well be the Janet Evanovich of the Paranormal Mystery genre."
--Sherry Peters, author of "Silencing Your Inner Saboteur"
"Imaginative, suspenseful, and funny ... a must-have addition to your to-be-read stack."
--Kelly L. Stone, author of Grave Secret and Time to Write: No Excuses, No Distractions, No More Blank Pages
"Part mystery, part ghost story, this humorous whodunnit will have you humming Elvis tunes and watching for the King himself to come gyrating through your door."
--Jason Jack Miller, award-winning author of Hellbender and The Devil and Preston Black
eBook release: October 16
Print release: October 30