"A lovingly detailed Norse land that Wilde brings to startling life along with the minutiae of Viking culture...this is an impressive debut."
"A terrific historical novel … instantly captivating and compelling"
"An involving and vivid novel. Suzie creates a powerful atmosphere – the climate, the unforgiving land and seascapes."
LESLEY THOMSON, AUTHOR
Suzie Wilde has a personal history that could supply story to any novelist and after careers in teaching and research, she went on to study creative writing. She now crafts intimately detailed, can’t-put-it-down narratives of her own.
Born in Portsmouth, she loves its mix of inner-city and seaside, but Suzie has settled in the South Downs, where she feels intimately connected and her themes of home and belonging were formed. Suzie spends much of her time walking with her sixth Labrador, Raine. Each week, these rambles feature in a popular podcast: Wilde Walks, at Petersfield Community Radio.
Suzie has run events at U.K. universities and literary festivals. Hot topics for discussion are: How to find your Story and keep it on the rails; Viking traditions in plot and character development (apart from rape & pillage); How to succeed at sixty and other motivational themes.
INSPIRATIONAL WALKS IN BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE
Whenever Petersfield author Suzie Wilde walks her labrador Raine, her choice of inspirational country locations is vast. In each Wilde Walk, Suzie describes vivid scenes of South Downs scenery and the thoughts they provoke for her. This is speech radio at its purest and most enjoyable: a single articulate voice, a unique imagination and a lifetime of rich experiences from which to draw, all set in stunning countryside
If you would like to share your thoughts or suggest a Wilde Walk for Suzie to try then please get in touch with Petersfield Radio. Suzie also took part in their latest show, P-Pods.
Bookshop owner Tim O’Kelly and I explore our love of books, the joy of stories and the craft of writing in this monthly series. We release a fresh edition of Talking Books on the third Monday of each month.
WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
You can book Suzie as a speaker for your literary festival, as motivational speaker or to lead writing workshops. Suzie is not only a published novelist; with an MA in Creative Writing and many years experience in teaching English Literature, she is an approachable, highly engaging and inspriational workshop leader. She is also adept at public speaking and has taken part in press and broadcast interviews.
Suzie can run workshops on topics including -
Historical/Fantasy world building
How to get published at 50+
No imagination? How to use research creatively
Daren’t write about what you don’t know? Here’s how
How to crowdfund your novel
Vikings fact and fiction
Stuck? Here's how to unblock creativity