Episode 39 of TALK JAM introduces Susan's brand-new audiobook, STEALING FIRE! It's her first audiobook, and she is SO EXCITED about it!
Joining us in this episode is a lovely Hawaiian actress Mapuana Makia, who narrated the audiobook and discussed the process with Kelly and Susan. It's her very first podcast interview, AND STEALING FIRE was the VERY FIRST major audiobook she ever recorded, so this was a big deal!
Susan talks about her writing process, why it took her 30 years to write and publish the book, and just how much of this very autobiographical story was about her actual life, and how much was not. (Hint: It's VERY MUCH about her!)
Since the story is about a famous Broadway lyricist, we also talk a little about great Broadway lyricists, notably Susan's cousin, Fred Ebb, who wrote the lyrics for CABARET, CHICAGO, ALL THAT JAZZ, and a little ditty called "New York, New York"...
Hope you'll all listen to this fascinating dissection of a writer's life and the secret love that lit it up; here are links to the audiobook on both Audible and Amazon: