Columnist Spotlight: Linda Suit
What was the inspiration for your latest book?
A mission trip deep into the Amazon jungle, an unknown, forbidden world, had a vast impact on my life. This story will be included in “Seasons of Light” to be published this fall.
Why did you decide to become an author?
My writing came later in life when I started sharing short stories, mostly based on personal experiences. Some inspirational, some inspired by a sassy, personable squirrel named Spunky Doodle, who literally jumped into our arms.
What is your favorite aspect of writing?
I just seem to know when it's right for my stories to be put into words. They seem to come straight from my heart to my fingers. Some journeys are more profound than others and it takes my mind some time to process before putting on paper.
What was our favorite interaction with a reader?
A blind friend once told me when she read my stories she could actually see what I was describing. That is high praise in my book. Also a dear lady, housebound for several years, said my Spunky stories were the only bright spot in her day. The last week she was alive she and her granddaughter spent many hours re-reading Spunky's antics, laughing and enjoying what little time she had left. Those two things make my heart glad. If I can instill laughter, inspiration, and hope, then I have achieved my goal. That's my measure of success.
About the Author
Linda Suit is a city girl turned country. A travel agent by trade, she and her husband, Jerry, live in rural Arkansas with their animals including an amazing pet squirrel, Spunky Doodle. Spunky has brightened the lives of many with her stories. She is quite a character and definitely lives up to her name of Spunky.
Linda has traveled the world. Her passion for missions comes alive in her stories from remote areas. She will make you laugh and tug at your heartstrings.
Come along and share the adventures. It has been an amazing journey. You can learn more about Linda on Facebook.
You can read Linda’s “Spunky Tales” column featuring the adventures of Spunky Doodle from Doodleville, USA on the 2nd Saturday each month here at Pandora’s Box Gazette.
A special thank you to Linda Suit for sharing with us today about her writing journey. We can’t wait to read Spunky’s next adventure!