Spotlight On: Susan M. Toy

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What is your latest release and what genre is it?

“Island in the Clouds” is what I refer to as “tropical fiction” – it’s a mystery set in the, well, tropical location of Bequia, a small island in the Caribbean


Quick description of it.

The dead body in the pool is putting a serious dent in Geoff’s morning. An ex-pat property manager on the Caribbeanisland of Bequia, Geoff doesn’t want a spotlight shone on the secret past he left behind in Canada, but now he’s the suspect in a brutal murder. With no help from the inept local police force, he’s drawn into investigating the murder himself, to clear his name. As Geoff finds out more about the circumstances surrounding the killing, and he and his loved ones find themselves in danger, he begins to see a very dark underbelly of the place some people call paradise…

Part travelogue, part mystery, Island in the Clouds takes a long, hard look at the reality of living in a place that seems perfect — from the outside, anyway.


Something unique about it.

“Island in the Clouds” is the only novel set on the island of Bequia. It offers an honest look at life in paradise and what can happen when ex-pat and local cultures try to exist together. This is the first in a four-part “Bequia Perspectives” series.


Links for people to buy it.

Available in both eBook and print editions:


Your promo links.

Book information:


First chapter sample flipbook:


Twitter: @SusanMToy

IslandShorts (ePublishing short stories):


Your short Bio.

I have been a bookseller, an award-winning publishing sales representative, a literacy teacher, and a promoter of fellow authors and their books through my company, Alberta Books Canada. I am an author and publisher, under my imprints, IslandCatEditions and IslandShorts. Through Alberta Books Canada, I represented authors directly, helping them find promotion for themselves and their books, seeking out new readers, and assisting them in making wise career decisions. I continue to champion many writers and authors, singing their praises online to the rest of the world. I created the writing contest, Coffee Shop Author, have sat on the Board of Directors of the Fernie Writers’ Conference, served as a member of the Calgary Distinguished Writers Program steering committee, and was a member of the board of directors for the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. I split my time between Canada and the Caribbean and have never discovered a dead body in a pool – or anywhere!

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3 Responses to “Spotlight On: Susan M. Toy”

  1. Reblogged this on blindoggbooks and commented:
    Susan Toy is not only a friend of mine, but she is a proud member of Team Ike and a regular listener of Friday Night Writes – the weekly radio show I host with Armand Rosamilia.


  2. Reblogged this on Books: Publishing, Reading, Writing and commented:
    Thanks to Armand Rosamilia for featuring me in his Spotlight On series!


  3. […] in the Clouds, the print book donated to ASOT, was previously featured on Spotlight On […]


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