Susan Carlisle is an American writer who has written many Harlequin Medical Romances, as well as for other romance lines. She is passionate about travel, organ donation, and of course, books. Her experience in the publishing industry sees her mentor other writers through workshops and writing courses.
Your 21st book, The Brooding Surgeon’s Baby Bombshell, came out in July 2018. What was the inspiration for the story?
I got the idea for this book from being on a national committee that met twice a year. I would travel to a major city and spend the night at the airport hotel then meet all the next day. I started asking what if… What if this guy and gal on the committee went to dinner? What if they were grounded by bad weather? What if they were attracted to each other? The next thing I knew I had a book idea.
How is your work unique from other authors? What is in your stories that readers might not find in other stories?
I think I have smart and snappy dialogue. It is fun to write characters who have a sharp wit and see through each other to the real person inside. Trust is a very important element in my stories. The characters either learn to trust or find someone they can trust.
What is one life rule you follow?
To be honest and dependable. Sometimes my downfall is that I’m a real rule follower.
What is the best lesson you’ve learned from a work of fiction?
Never give up from Gone with the Wind. No matter how bad it got Scarlett picked herself up and started again.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A lawyer, but I got over that during my first year in college!
Blurb for The Brooding Surgeon’s Baby Bombshell
One night, unexpected consequences…!
But can they be a family?
After sparks fly with Dr. Gabriel Marks at a conference, nurse Zoe Avery’s left with a permanent reminder of their night together. Knowing Gabe doesn’t want kids, Zoe decides she’ll have the baby alone. Then Gabe moves to the same city just as pregnant Zoe needs a temporary home. Gabe comes to her rescue, but can they overcome their hurdles and become a family?