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Suzie T. Roos 

RWA, since 2011
MORWA, since 2011
YARWA, since 2012

Q&A with Suzie T. Roos

When did you begin writing?

Soon after my daughter left for college, a sudden burst of creativity struck me, and I wrote and wrote for months and months.

How did you choose the Young Adult Romance genre?

Minitial instinct was to write a teen book about the struggles of a teenage pregnancy and raising a child from such a young age—something I know all too well. I had my daughter at the age of 16.  But once I started writing, the storyline exploded well beyond what I had first imagined.

How do you spend your time when you aren't writing?

Another passion of mine is helping abandoned, abused and sick animals get a second chance at life.  I'm the editor for the foster program newsletter, I chair the foster program bi-annual trivia night, along with being a foster parent myself.  When I'm not at the Humane Society of Missouri headquarters, I'm either reading, listening to music, traveling or taking in a film.


What is your favorite food/drink?
Sushi, margaritas, and cosmopolitans - but not at the same time!

When you speak about your children they sound like great kids.  What's one thing you would say about each?


My daughter is everything. Her father and I couldn't be more proud of the young professional woman she has become. Our son is quite the character.  He's brilliant. To hear him debate on what is right and what is wrong makes a mothers heart flutter.  I could go one about both of our children and how truly great they are, but I won't.  

What do you now realize about the male gender that you didn't in high school?

They don't mature until their late twenties.  Then for some, never.  Seriously.  Never. But honestly, they're just as insecure as we (us women) are.  No wait a minute . . . I would say that women need to realize (and men about women) that the sexes are wired differently.  Ah screw it, this answer could go on forever.    

If you weren't a writer, what would you do?

Easy.  I had an opportunity to work at the Vet Med Center @ the Humane Society of Missouri back in 2008  The goal was to be trained through "work" to become a Veterinary Surgical Technician.  I turned that down because it was more important to take care of our young son before and after school.  But now if I weren't writing that could be an option for me.  

Not Cosmetology?

You would think, but nah.  I keep my Missouri Cosmetology license current, but working on hair all-day is not going to happen.  I have Carpal Tunnel in my right wrist.  It's shot for that line of work and I refuse to have anymore surgeries.  

Who was the One Direction when you were a teenager?

For most girls I would say, maybe, Bon Jovi.  But for me, it was Wham!    Even at a young age I was fascinated by other cultures . . . "foreign" men with dark hair . . . sold!  That's where my fascination with Wham came in at, Andrew Ridgeley.  Then after them it was Morrissey (from The Smiths), I really was head-over-heels for him.  He of course caught my ear as well--love the way he sings.     

What sport do you like to watch & why?

When I was young, I loved Wrestling at the Chase.  My dad watched it every Sunday morning.  I had the hots for Kerry Von Erich.  Soo boy crazy.  But really, baseball.  As a young girl my dad often took the family to Busch Stadium for Cardinals games.  Then for years I played softball.  My dad was the assistant coach.  Anyways, my favorite players back in the 80's were Willie McGee, Vince Coleman, and of course the Wizard. Continuing with my love for the STL Cardinals, my husband took me to Game 6 of the 2011 World Series against the Rangers.  Man . . . that was a nail biter.   Whether it's at home or at Busch, I get into the games.  I'm yelling, hand gesturing (nicely, like YES!), jumping up and down, dancing . . . we have fun at Busch.