Meet the Members Interview: Susan Elliott

“I think I’d like to have a latte with Stephen King. I would ask him to tell me a story.”

-Susan Elliott

A member of the Writers’ League of Texas since October, Susan Elliott lives in Beeville.

my-photoScribe: In what genre(s) do you write?

Susan Elliott: Several! I have just a few pen names. Arwen Chandler writes science fiction and fantasy. Lori Steeplechase is working on crime novels, and Anne C. Heart, is a hopeless romance author. So, far I’ve only published one novel and short reads under Arwen Chandler; however, others are coming!

Scribe: What author would you most like to have a drink with, and what’s the first question you would ask them?

SE: I think I’d like to have a latte with Stephen King. I would ask him to tell me a story.

Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want to have with you to keep you sane?

SE: Aside from my Bible, I would take Dracula. It’s always been one of my favorites.

Scribe: What have you learned from your association with the Writers’ League?

SE: My mom was a member in the 80s back in Austin. I am still learning, and I am excited to be part of this amazing group!

Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?

SE: I hope it takes me to a summer house in Sitka, Alaska. I also hope it becomes something that supports us. My hubs (42 years old) had a stroke earlier this year, and I am trying to support our family through writing.

Scribe: Here at the Writers’ League, we love sharing book recommendations. What’s one Texas-related book that has come out within the past year that you couldn’t put down?

SE: My year has been so crazy since the stroke, that I have only had a small amount of  time to read. Honestly, I’ve only read J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, or what I’ve been writing. With that said, I look forward to hearing what others in the League recommend.a

Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!

SE: Well, The Collision of Fire and Ice, published under the name of Arwen Chandler, is now on Amazon. It took me several years to write, and I am so proud of it. It’s part Game of Thrones, part Merlin, and all me. I am currently working on the sequel. The working title is A Requiem of Fire and Ice.

Thanks, Susan!

If you’re a Writers’ League member and you’d be interested in being interviewed for our Meet the Members feature, email us at for more information. It’s a great way for other members to get to know you and for you to share a bit about what you’re working on!


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