SPOTLIGHT ON: Susan M. Toy
How did you get involved in the Authors Supporting Our Troops event?
I heard about this pretty much from the beginning when Armand Rosamilia first posted about the idea on Facebook. Even though I am Canadian, I wanted to be part of Authors Supporting Our Troops, because I think it is an absolutely brilliant idea. I ordered a T-shirt from the first batch, too. Since I’m not currently in Canada, I’ve been trying to find a Canadian author who will help me organize a similar event and collect signed books directly from authors to be sent to Canadian soldiers serving overseas. Anyone out there interested in helping me, please send me a message.
What is your latest release and what genre is it?
That Last Summer – a novella, literary fiction.
(Island in the Clouds, the print book donated to ASOT, was previously featured on Spotlight On …)
Quick description of it.
In the summer of 1965, Rachel Wainstaff is uprooted from her life in Toronto and her boyfriend to spend a reluctant summer with her family at a secluded cottage at LonePineLake. In this story of self-discovery and young love, Rachel’s joys and disappointments are inextricably tied to making new friends and meeting a special boy, all while dealing with the irritation of her younger sister. Still, the true heart of this piece lies in the complicated relationship the teenaged Rachel has with her mother and father.
Something unique about it.
This is the third of four eBooks of short fiction published by IslandShorts, an imprint of IslandCatEditions, an artisanal publisher specializing in ePublishing short works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
Links for people to buy it.
Your promo links.
Susan’s author promotion blog – Reading Recommendations
Your short Bio.
Susan M. Toy spent all the summers of her youth at the family cottage near Minden, ON. During that time, she was a voracious reader and always dreamed of becoming a writer of her own stories. That Last Summer was originally written as an entry for the 3-Day Novel Contest. Susan currently shares her time between Canada and the Caribbean.